Islamic Media Grows

November 24, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 24, 2001, The New York Times reported on the "widely scattered universe of American Muslim publishing, which links members of an ethnically diverse community through newspapers, magazines, books and Internet sites. But Muslims in America are of course a very long way from the communication and publishing operations of evangelical Protestants, whose ventures have set the gold standard for media identified with a particular religious group. Such resources raise a group's public profile and ensure that its views will be heard, because prominent members can be easily identified by journalists and policy makers...Aslam Abdullah, editor of The Minaret, a Muslim magazine with an investigative bent, said the day of a national Islamic media presence might not be far off."