The soul of Islam

Earlier this year, I worked on a story on the Muslim community of Columbia, Mo. Although the central focus were local Muslims, the effort was meant to integrate their stories in a larger world-wide debate on the future of Islam, and the struggle within the faith between violent elements and ordinary believers.

The story turned into a special section in the Sunday edition of the Columbia Missourian. It was a quiet time if you will in the story of post 9/11 Muslim media exposure. After the July attacks in London, coverage of Muslims returned to the forefront, albeit more thoughtful than in the days following 9/11.

Recent coverage and political decisions to crack down on radical preachers and hate groups convinced me to post the stories I wrote, for context if nothing else. The photographs and graphics are product of many wonderful budding journalists with whom I had the chance of working at the Missourian.

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3 Responses to “The soul of Islam”

  1. I hope some people read this.

  2. […] 2005 am lucrat la o serie de articole despre comunitatea musulmană din Columbia, Missouri. Mi-a luat patru luni să documentez şi să […]

  3. […] masterul şi lucram la proiectul de absolvire. Pe lângă lucrarea ştiinţifică, am făcut şi o serie de articole despre Islam şi comunitatea locală de musulmani, articole care au fost adunate şi publicate într-un […]

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