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Film at GVSU on FBI shooting of Muslim leader in Detroit – 3/25

March 22, 2011

Earlier this month when it was announced that Rep. King would hold hearings on “Muslim radicals,” it was just the most recent example of how Muslims have been demonized in commercial US media.

The Death of an Imam is a documentary that deals with a specific case of how news media dealt with an FBI shooting of a Muslim leader in Detroit in 2009.

According to promotional information on the GVSU webpage, “The film examines the news reporting associated with the 2009 shooting of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in a Dearborn warehouse. It explores allegations of a terrorism conspiracy, the use of FBI informants, and the portrayal of Muslims in the mainstream media.

The 17-minute film was co-produced by Brian J. Bowe, a visiting assistant professor in the School of Communications. Bowe is also a doctoral student at Michigan State University, where he worked on the project with co-producers Geri Alumit Zeldes, an assistant professor in MSU’s School of Journalism, and Salah D. Hassan, an associate professor in the Department of English and core faculty in Muslim Studies. Bowe also composed the film’s soundtrack.

A panel of experts will discuss the film. They are Lena Masri, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Roy Cole, associate professor of geography and planning; and Barbara Roos, associate professor of communications.

Friday, March 25


Room 174 Lake Superior Hall

GVSU Allendale Campus

5 Comments leave one →
  1. wow permalink
    March 22, 2011 6:36 pm

    All the ads on the bottom of this post (at least for me) are for FBI classes and inviting people to apply to join. Totally inappropriate…


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    It’s AWFUL.

  2. Jeff Smith permalink*
    March 22, 2011 6:43 pm

    There are no ads when I look at the Blog and if any are appearing I have no control over those.

  3. still showing permalink
    March 23, 2011 1:46 am puts them on. They are Google ads, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this keeps happening. You’ll write an article about water privatization and there will be an ad for Nestle. Looks rough and can sometimes be offensive/insulting (like it was in this case).

    You can disable them on the blog:

  4. still showing permalink
    March 23, 2011 1:47 am

    blah. The blog stripped the image out of my comment. here it is:

  5. Jeff Smith permalink*
    March 23, 2011 1:55 am

    damn, it’s $30 to get the no ad feature……….

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