Welcome to the guestblog, Bassam Tariq and Aman Ali!

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15 Responses to “Welcome to the guestblog, Bassam Tariq and Aman Ali!”

  1. Felton says:

    Welcome! I look forward to your posts.

  2. dculberson says:

    Hello Aman and Bassam! I really look forward to your posts.

    Aman, I’m in Columbus, Ohio.. what part of Ohio did you grow up in?

  3. Jesse Brown says:

    Welcome, guys! Hope you have as much fun here as I’m having. Looking forward to your posts.

  4. Egyptgrrrrl says:

    Signy, as a Muslim woman I can assure you that I can photograph inside a Masjid, write about my experiences (and there are MANY depending on the masjid and population/cultural group) Oh and I could be a moderate media sensation.

    Be bold, but be respectful if that’s what you want to do. We have a lot of masjids here in Detroit. So I have a lot of options of where to go or NOT to go. Perhaps there are not so many choices where you are. It’s harder with immigrant populations but if you explain it right most people would probably be fairly cool about it and want to help you.

  5. Egyptgrrrrl says:

    Signy, as a Muslim woman I can assure you that I can photograph inside a Masjid, write about my experiences (and there are MANY depending on the masjid and population/cultural group) Oh and I could be a moderate media sensation.

    Be bold, but be respectful if that’s what you want to do. We have a lot of masjids here in Detroit. So I have a lot of options of where to go or NOT to go. Perhaps there are not so many choices where you are. It’s harder with immigrant populations but if you explain it right most people would probably be fairly cool about it and want to help you.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bassam!

    Even though your older brother won’t say it, he is proud of you. I’ll try to cajole him to say thank you to you or something.

  7. Aman Ali says:

    Columbus is in the house! Yeah man I spent most of my childhood in Reynoldsburg and then my high school years in Gahanna. I love living in New York now, but I’ll never shed my Ohio roots.

  8. JordanAR says:

    Thank you, Bassam and Aman, for giving us a window into NYC’s Muslim community. We don’t get it enough. Look forward to your continued posts.

  9. Anonymous says:

    hi !

    being muslim and regular reader of bb posts, i look forward to read yours

    really cool projects you’re doing,
    keep it up !

    my very best.
    anon — algiers, algeria

  10. Signy says:

    Hi, can someone please cite the source, and preferably NOT CAIR, for the “6-8 million Muslims” statistic that was just tossed out on this site? Reliable studies, such as the one done by Pew, have a far lower estimate of Muslims, at 2.35 million. (http://pewresearch.org/pubs/483/muslim-americans)

    Also, looking forward to the day when a Muslim woman can photograph inside a masjid, write about her experiences, and become a small media sensation.

  11. zikman says:

    hey cool I’m muslim too

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I wouldn’t have guessed that there were that many mosques in NYC. Maybe you can remind us how many Muslims there are in America itself.

    [I seem to recall that Nat Geo magazine had a nice map showing the distribution throughout the country, but I can't find a link....]

  13. ackpht says:

    A noble project and well done. Looking forward to your posts.

    Score BB.

  14. J France says:

    I really enjoyed the 30 mosques project, and can’t wait to whittle away my work days reading your posts.

    Way to go BB for keeping the guestblog spot not only filled, but filled with such awesome talent.

  15. Aman Ali says:

    Anonymous, from what I understand there are around 6-8 million Muslims living in the United States. NYC has around 800,000 on its own, making it the city with the largest Muslim population

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