Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders did a really fun and enlightening radio program related to Inside Islam last week. It was on Arabic and Islamic influences in American culture. The author of “Al America” Jonathan Curiel joined me live on the air to talk about the roots of Islamic influence in Americana, from the Alamo, to the French Quarter, to the Mississippi Delta, even in popular music. It made us think about doing a program on the Call to Prayer and its influence on secular music – both in the Muslim world and in America.
Listen to “Al America” and leave a comment below if you wish. Share your thoughts and don’t hesitate to mention another show idea or email it to us. Your suggestions are valuable and help us produce future shows in the Inside Islam radio series.