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Today, Detroit is a center of Muslim print journalism. The Muslim Commentary, The Islamic Times, and The Muslim Observer are currently among the most popular Muslim periodicals in the U.S. Each is produced in Detroit. A new generation of Detroit Muslims is publishing magazines targeted to young, Anglophone, American-oriented audiences, such as The Ripple Effect, The Seeker, and Al Iman.

American Muslims are also building new media networks that will attract non-Muslim audiences and fight stereotypes about Islam. Radio Islam, produced in Chicago, is one such effort. Bridges TV, launched in 2004, is a national network that provides Muslim-oriented programming. Both of these ventures raised investment capital in Detroit and consider Detroit a primary market.

Finally, American Muslims are active Internet users. Many Detroit mosques have busy websites that provide their history, make sermons available for downloading, and enable congregants to chat with their imams about spiritual and personal matters. National websites track theological and political debates and monitor civil rights abuses against Muslims. Hundreds of listserves help Detroit Muslims share information and participate in local and global conversations about Islam.

Media Panel 2

Media Panel 2

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