I wish I was writing with typical accolades but unfortunately I’m sending a note about my disappointment in your Inside Islam series. I think it not only lacks objective reporting but, even worse, it whitewashes Islam leaving your listener less prepared to identify radical Islam’s threat to our freedom and culture. Perhaps most important, your program does not challenge Muslims to face the profound human rights issues their religion faces.
The Accolade, an all-female Saudi rock band has received big-time media attention, including an interview with NPR and a feature in The New York Times. Despite the fact that the band cannot play in public because of their gender, Dina, Dareen, Lamia, and Amjad have developed a large virtual following on Facebook and MySpace.