Yo!TV Interviews Hamza Pérez

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POV’s premiere film of our 2009 season is New Muslim Cool, the story of a young Muslim hip-hop artist confronting the realities of the post-9/11 world — and himself. New Muslim Cool had its world-premiere screening last month at the San Francisco Film Festival. Director Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Hamza Pérez and others associated with the project attended the opening.

Yo!TV, a project of Youth Outlook Media, is an award-winning literary journal of youth life in the Bay Area. During the festival, Yo!TV interviewed Jennifer Maytorena Taylor about the film and Hamza Pérez about what it was like to be the subject of a documentary film.

Watch the video interview:

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  • Riaz Surti

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    When is it on PBS?

  • http://www.pov.org Andrew

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    Hi Riaz,
    The national premiere is scheduled for tonight (6/23) at 10pm–you can check your local listings here:
    http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule/

  • http://atheismisdead.blogspot.com Mariano

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    My favorite part was when Hamza Perez discourages others from turning the other cheek, whilst putting down Dr. Martin Luther King for doing so, but encourages them to be just like him and fight those who seek to fight with them — nice going.
    As those he is discouraging need someone encouraging them to fight — what a shame.
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  • MUHAMMAD ABDULLAH

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    IN THE NAME OF ALLAH – THE BENEFICENT – THE MERCIFUL:SAY:HE,ALLAH IS ONE.ALLAH IS HE ON WHOM ALL DEPEND.HE BEGETS NOT,NOR IS HE BEGOTTEN.AND NONE IS LIKE HIM.[QUR'AN:112].EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY.

  • sir bongzalot

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    Yeah really cool religion, lmao
    “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191
    “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Koran 9:123
    “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Koran 9:5
    “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Koran 3:85
    “The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.” Koran 9:30
    “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33
    “The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque.” Koran 9:28
    “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Koran 22:19
    “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.” Koran 47:4
    “The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Koran 8:65
    “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Koran 3:28
    “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Koran 8:12
    “Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Koran 8:60

  • Fatima

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    @ sir bongzalot – Dude get a grip on urself!!! and kindly do some research before posting non-sense….

  • Juan A

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    Bongzalot posted false verses, mentioned things that were not there, took things out of proportion or otherwise conveniently only posted part of the verses. There is no doubt that much of the verses have to do with war but this guy twisted the message to his satisfaction. For those actually interested in Islam, go and study about it from authentic sources. Here go a few of them:
    2:191 “Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith.”
    9:5 “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Take them and confine them, then lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”
    9:30 “The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say.
    5:33 “The recompense of those who make war against Allah and His Messenger and spread corruption in the land is that they are to be killed or crucified, or have their hand and a foot cut off on opposite sides, or be expelled from the land.”
    22:19 “Those are two who disputed concerning their Lord. Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Boiling water shall be poured over their heads.”
    47:4 “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in battle), smite their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom.
    Interestingly, he quotes 8:65 but this chapter only has 60 verses…