Karachi: Born in a sufi family in India before Partition, Shabbir Mansuri was chosen by his father to go to the United States, and do all the things that Americans do. Several decades later he was invited by the US consulate at a local hotel as an American citizen and founder of the Institute of Religion and Civics to head a talk titled âreligion, media and politics in the United Statesâ.
âAs far as editorial content is concerned, [the] print media in the United States is very pro-Muslim,â he said talking about this one time when controversy sparked about designating an area for ablution (wudhu) at the Michigan Universities especially for Muslims.
âThe Los Angeles Times protected the decision in the name of freedom of religion.â
He talked about how curiosity about Islam in general rose in the West after 9/11 and it was portrayed in the print media. A daily newspaper took out a series about...
""in the US there was âfreedom of religion and freedom from religionâ, there was still confusion in institutions. âBecause,â he said, âon one hand they say âin God we trustâ and on the other hand there is separation between the church and state""
In God we trust - In church we don't.
Islam in the media? - Because of the politically correct discrimination against all things Christian.
The pollution of Liberalism infects all institutions especially bureaucracy, media and the movie industry.