Craig Barnes: Nabil Echchaibi

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Amid all the fear of Islamic Jihad, the American public hears little of the conversation going on within Islamic media, including television and on the blogosphere, concerning modernization and morality, how to live in ways that may include dance and song and material gain as well as maintaining the faith. A current of popular shows, originating from Cairo, London and even Los Angeles,  is taking on the Imams and nationalists and urging full engagement with the West. This is an engagement that seeks to hold on to traditional moral values and advance into the new world at the same time. Nabil Echchaibi is a professor of mass communications at the University of Colorado and leads us through this most revealing story.

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