Islam http://nhpr.org en A Roundtable Of Granite State Muslims http://nhpr.org/post/roundtable-granite-state-muslims <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>Following the Boston Marathon bombings many Muslims in New England said they felt under scrutiny once again as reports of the attackers links to extreme Islamic ideology emerged. Tue, 14 May 2013 12:44:12 +0000 Laura Knoy 27395 at http://nhpr.org A Roundtable Of Granite State Muslims Bombino: Music With A Tuareg's Heart http://nhpr.org/post/bombino-music-tuaregs-heart <p>The Tuareg have been fighting the government of Mali on and off for more than a century. Their rebellion intensified when the fiercely independent Tuareg allied themselves with Islamic Jihadists to fight the government and made huge territorial gains in the north of the country.</p><p>This week, the French launched a military intervention in Mali- once a French colony. The U.S. State Department is also considering limited involvement, including logistical support and training for intervention forces in the region. The Tuareg, however, just want to continue eeking out their lives in the desert.</p><p>Filmmaker <strong>Ron Wyman</strong> tracked Bombino down in Burkina Faso, where he was living in exile. That was the beginning of a creative collaboration that produced the iTunes best-selling album, Agadez and the feature film, <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704686/">Aga</a><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704686/">dez</a><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704686/">: The Music and the Rebellion</a>. </em>We spoke with Ron in March about discovering Bombino, and we thought hearing him again would provide a timely window into a little known tribe of nomads who are now in the news.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:52:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20194 at http://nhpr.org Unease Grows Over Islamist Political Agenda In Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/unease-grows-over-islamist-political-agenda-egypt The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in Egypt are flexing their growing political muscle. They control the legislative agenda in parliament, and in recent weeks introduced controversial proposals to curb social freedoms and legal rights.<p>Islamist lawmakers also handpicked a 100-member panel that began meeting this week to write a new constitution, which is widely expected to enshrine Islamic law.<p>Even so, Islamist leaders say they want Egypt to remain a secular state. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 07:27:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 2882 at http://nhpr.org Unease Grows Over Islamist Political Agenda In Egypt