100 Questions About Islam

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  1. What factors could lead to more accurate portrayals of Muslims in American films?

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    Waleed Mahdi argues it will take a change in attitude among production companies to change the depiction of Muslims in American films.

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    • How have public opinion and media coverage of Islam changed in the US since 9/11?

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      Waleed Mahdi charts the shifts in public opinion towards the role of Muslims in America since 9/11.

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      • How are Muslim-majority and Western societies portrayed in film?

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        Eid Mohamed unpacks the stereotypes about both Muslim-majority and Western societies that are reflected in film.

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        • What do media get right about Islam, and what do they get wrong?

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          Riem Spielhaus argues that the diversification of media professionals has had a positive impact on the portrayal of Muslims in the media.

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          • How do Western mainstream media portray Muslims and Islam, accurately or inaccurately?

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            Goran Larsson describes what he sees as the often negative portrayal of Muslims in the news, and explains what might be driving the prevalence of these images.

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            • What do American media get right about Islam, and what do they get wrong?

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              Waleed Mahdi describes some of the stereotypes that arise from the representation of Muslims in American media, including television shows such as "All-American Muslim."

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              • How meaningful a role can new media play in changing public perception about Islam?

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                Eid Mohamed believes that "citizen media" will allow access to information for younger generations in a way that was not previously possible.

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