A Muslim on Bourbon Street

In honor of Mardi Gras, a YouTube video made by Akbar Ahmed in connection with his book Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam. Ahmed and his research assistants express dismay at the sexualized nature of the celebration, the drinking, the gambling, etc. Later, near the end of the video, during an interview with a musician, Ahmed proposes that jazz is related to Sufi music.

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