HBO Drama Thrusts Minneapolis Somalis Into Unwanted Spotlight

By Timothy Mclaughlin Oct 30 – An HBO television drama created by an Oscar-winning director and a Canadian-Somali rapper has infuriated many in Minnesota’s Somali community who say the show will perpetuate unfair stereotypes of Muslims. Touted as a window into the lives of Somalis in Minneapolis adjusting to life in the U.S. Midwestern city,

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The Year of Riz

The actor’s zenith is rising, swiftly, as he dominates America’s small screen BY Bilal Qureshi The new HBO television series The Night Of is the story of a Pakistani-American young man’s hellish descent into New York City’s broken criminal justice system. It’s a tense crime procedural, a murder mystery, and a portrait of a racially and economically fractured

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Pakistan: The Shame Of It All

A new documentary on Pakistan’s honor killings brings truths home BY Mishaal Khan The medieval practice of honor killing is defined as “the murder of a family member, usually a female, who is perceived to have brought dishonor and shame on their family.” In the majority of cases, an honor killing is not only justified

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