Thursday, January 8, 2009

Muslim or What? Why the Focus?

I found this article interesting as a Muslim magazine is focusing on Bark Orama. So, the big question is, why? Doesn't he keep saying he's not a Muslim? Guess they think there is more to the story than his public professions of faith. So what do they know about the proverbial skeleton in the closet?

New Muslim Publication On Obama

/PRNewswire/ -- elan: The Guide To Global Muslim Culture announced today the publication of its special edition to coincide with the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. elan's cover story, Muslim World Embraces Obama, explores the hopes and aspirations of Muslims regarding America's new President.

Published by Wahid Media Ventures in New York, elan is distributed throughout the U.S., Pakistan, Indonesia, Canada, Qatar, United Kingdom and the U.A.E., while an online version is available at

elan is an unprecedented lifestyle publication dedicated to both providing a platform for young Muslim professionals around the world to engage in dialogue, as well as delivering cutting edge content covering everything from economic development to politics to pop culture.

In this Inauguration Edition, elan presents a variety of commentaries about the impact of Obama on the Muslim world, as well as two exclusive features written by Ilyasah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, and by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Muhammad, a civil rights leader.

"The release of elan's Inauguration Edition at a time when the crisis in the Middle East remains unsettled, provides elan with the timely opportunity to offer an independent all-inclusive forum for Muslims to express the diversity of their views on a plethora of everyday concerns," stated Nida Khan, editor-in-chief.

"Young Muslims today are eager to make their voices heard and to promote a better understanding of Muslim contributions to contemporary culture," affirmed Moniza Khokhar, publisher of elan.

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