New Muslim Cool
Screen Shot New Muslim Cool
Taylor, J. M
Film / video

Taylor, J. M (Director). (2009). New Muslim Cool [Film]. Tubi.

New Muslim Cool showcases the life of Hamza Perez, a Puerto Rican American who became Muslim. This film highlights the challenges he faced before he became a Muslim and what led him, and his brother, to Islam. Upon accepting Islam, Hamza and his brother aim to spread the message to other at-risk communities by talking to individuals and by creating hip-hop music as a form of outreach. The pair also assist in creating a vibrant Muslim community by building a mosque and community centre. However, Hamza faces barriers as a Muslim as the community mosque he helped establish is raided by the FBI.

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The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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