The Birth of PUNK ISLAM

From Tawacore:

Three years in the making, this feature documentary follows the progression of the Muslim Punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a full blown, real life scene of Muslim punk bands and their fans.

When he was 17, Michael Knight left his mother’s home in Rochester to study Islam at a Pakistani madrassa. It was his first act of rebellion – against his abusive, schizophrenic, white-supremacist father. Years later, burned out on the demands of religious dogma, Mike rebelled once more – by pennig a Muslim Punk manifesto called The Taqwacores. His work of fiction struck a chord with young Muslims around the world and before long, real-life Taqwacore bands were creating a scene. This film follows Michael and his band of Muslim punks as they journey across the U.S. and Pakistan, transforming their worlds, their religion and themvelseves through the spirit of Taqwacore.

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The Birth of PUNK ISLAM | S. MostofiOctober 18th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

[…] few months ago, I blogged about Taqwacore, a movie about the birth of punk Islam. Three years in the making, this feature […]

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