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islam-punkI was waiting to watch The Taqwacores with high expectations. A film about Islamic punk scene seemed interesting. But it happens to be a film about a few stereotyped punk characters -I always like to watch them no matter how superficial they are handled-, the only difference was having stereotyped punk characters as muslims – it was childish, cartoonlike. It wasn’t a mixture, just two things randomly put together.

There are some common points between punk and western-world-islam that could be dealt here, about positioning yourself being an alien, etc.. But for that, the film needed an outer world, which it lacked. So overall, this film had absolutely nothing to say, and offered some interesting poster art, that is all.

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