35: Muslims in America


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In this episode we discuss two films about the Indian Muslim experience in post 9/11 America.

Show notes:

Matt loves his neti pot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_irrigation)

Racial discrimination in the Western world

A lack of nuance

Episode 15 – Kabir Khan, A Filmmaker Without Borders (https://audioboom.com/posts/4467731-episode-15-kabir-khan-a-filmmaker-without-borders?t=0)

New York (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewYork(film))

Kurbaan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurbaan(2009film))

Spoiler warning!

Ideas punctuated with explosions

Arlington Road (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Road)

Is this a love story?

One decent guy

Exploring the roots of terrorism

(INTERVAL (“Allah Hi Rahem (https://youtu.be/WgIBgC3a4Vs)” from My Name Is Khan)

My Name Is Khan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyNameIs_Khan)

Don’t turn to Karan Johar for subtlety

Asperger syndrome (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome)

The impact of 9/11 on Muslims in America

Erin hates Forrest Gump (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump)

Ani Biswas’ Letterboxd review (https://letterboxd.com/anib443/film/my-name-is-khan/1/)

Army (http://arresteddevelopment.wikia.com/wiki/Army)

SRK as a stand in for the Muslim experience in the west

Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TereBinLaden:Deador_Alive)

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