Tuesday, January 7, 2014

What do Barbie & Fulla Have in Common?

Islam and the West--A clash of civilizations? Maybe not.

In this engaging short clip above, Shereen El Feki suggests that Islam represents a mesh of civilizations or a "cross cultural hybridization."

She offers examples of this hybridization.  They include Barbie and Fulla. And El Feki points to 4Shabab, or Arab TV, which combines both Western and Muslim ideas.  She shows how Islam's first superheroes, the 99, eventually join forces with Wonder Woman and Superman.

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