I recently helped organize a panel discussion at Indiana University about news media coverage and framing of Islam and Muslims. Our featured speaker was my friend Arsalan Iftikhar. You may know Arsalan as the Muslim American asked, live on air, whether he supported ISIS by CNN's Don Lemon.
The question proving the need for our panel discussion.
About 142 people, a combination of students, academics, and Bloomington community members, filled the room.
It was a great conversation. I'm proud we were about to pull it off. You can read about it on The Media Schools' website.
Here's a portion of my contribution to the discussion.
Pennington said that young Muslims on Tumblr are frustrated because, despite the fact many of them were born in the country in which they reside and they speak the native language, they feel excluded.