Tuesday, September 14, 2010

30 Mosques in 30 Days

For anyone who listened to NPR over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed themselves listening to this story, there's more to find out at their blog 30 Mosques.   My favorite post was this one on a certain Mr. Zeitoun.

Name sound familiar?  Yep, same guy on whom Dave Eggars based his book Zeitoun on.  If you haven't had a chance to read it, I recommend it heartedly and hesitantly, the latter based on the ever-sinking feeling I got as the main "character" of the book never got the benefit of the doubt in this post 9/11 tragedy in New Orleans.  How Mr. Zeitoun survived, kept his dignity, and actually opted to stay in New Orleans after surviving the worst that one man (in this case many men) can do to another is simply amazing.

Aside from this post, I found  the two narrators/writers, Mr. Bassam Tariq and Mr. Aman Ali incredibly engaging and perpetually upbeat and enthusiastic in what could have been, in less optimistic hands, a trying trip.

Please.  Read the blog AND read the book.

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