Monday, March 12, 2007

MAKING THE STORY: A Tale of Two Muslims

-Nour Akkad (Washington Desk)-

Sunni’s and Shiite’s…heard them before I presume?! Well I am not about to delve into the most complex situation in Iraq but I am taking a look at how the War in Iraq is affecting Sunni and Shiite Muslims living in the good ‘ol US of A.

According to my inside sources (my Muslim friends), friendships have been broken and intermarriage is taboo. For some, however, making Facebook groups such as “sunni + shi3i= sushi” is as dramatic as it gets…and they say “stop the hate.” So the story element is there. Interviews? Well...zero, but I do have them lined up, from Imams to families from both sides of the aisle giving me their perspective on the situation.

So until I come back from my wild and crazy spring break in Arkansas stay tuned for updates from my jaw dropping, un-cut, with no commercial break interviews…it will leave you breathless and wanting more!! Days of Our Lives has got NOTHING compared to my story! Actually, I am not too positive about it being un-cut and with no commercial breaks…I am only an intern, but sometimes I like to believe otherwise!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope it's un-cut and commercial free. My time is pretty valuable, but I guess I could always make time for you. Hope things are going well!

Thomas said...

Sorry, the anonymous above is me.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say you've left me speechless!

Anonymous said...

I'm so interested! Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

As a former muslim (shiite)-american (now atheist-american) youth, i'd love to hear your story! Keep us posted!