Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009)

Michael Muhammad Knight's 2003 novel The Taqwacores told the story of a handful of Muslim punk rockers living in New York who form a band to spread the word about their faith. While the story was fiction, Knight's story inspired a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2011
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The film follows the history of a hybrid cultural movement inspired by a novel.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

A documentary that -- like its protagonist -- isn't quite sure what it wants to say, but has enough Spinal Tap moments to at least loudly entertain.

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Paul Knoll
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Muslim punk rock and an author's bizarre ride into the homeland

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Chris Faraone
Boston Phoenix

It's easy to root against these coming-of-agers, who wear their confusion on their vintage T's and walk the line between self-persecution and deliberate outward agitation.

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