In some of the classes during our discussion on the rise of the Islamic empires, I mentioned a couple of interesting links I'd like you to check out. The first here:
is about a documentary came out last year which discusses the history of how Arab's are often pigeon holed and stereotyped as certain character types in Hollywood films. I found it interesting the phrase "the three B's" in which how most Arabs are seen in film. Read the article to find out that those three B's are!
Secondly, I have a link to an NPR audio track in which you can either read or listen to which discusses how modern music, like Heavy Metal is bringing about change in Islam today.
Here is the link: