Ep. 12 — Keeping the Faith: When There Was Peace [Part I of II]
First, there is shock. Then, dread catches up with anticipation. Finally, disappointment.
New York. St. Cloud. Orlando. San Bernardino. Chattanooga. Garland. Boston. Fort Hood. Brussels. Paris. Nice. Kabul. Baghdad. Quetta. Lahore. Istanbul.
It’s difficult to remember what life was like before any of this, when there was no YouTube or Twitter and when the Twin Towers were still part of New York City’s skyline.
There wasn’t too much cause for concern about being named Muhammad, wearing a hijab or simply practicing the faith. But times change. Now, two months away from Election Day, a presidential candidate who supports the racial profiling of Muslims and banning their entry into the country is in real contention to be the next Commander-In-Chief.
But before any of that, the vitriol and hate, the radicalization and endless news cycles, the color-coded threat levels and social media jihad, there was a simpler version of Islam in America. In this episode, we dive into what life was like for Muslims around a northern Virginia mosque just eight stoplights away from the Pentagon.
[04:30] The O’Reilly Factor: 5 Islamist Groups in America
[04:45] The Five: One More Thing
[04:50] Fox and Friends: Dar al-Hijrah Mosque
[05:05] YouTube user spcengineer2003
[11:15] The Message (1978)
[13:45] “Levee Camp Holler”
[16:20] Malcolm X’s ‘Hate’ Speech
[24:05] ABC News: America Held Hostage
[24:10] NBC News: Iranian Students Storm U.S. Embassy
[24:20] UPI: Iran Hostage Crisis
[24:30] President Jimmy Carter’s response to Iran Hostage Crisis
[24:50] The Iron Sheik WWF promo
[34:10] President George W. Bush’s comments to a Muslim community shortly after 9/11
[36:50] Trailer for The Seige (1998)