Nagla and her crew obviously shot this on a slightly tighter budget than what Josh and Aron had to work with. Not that I begrudge our dueling skateboarders the benefit of the best production values that Mormon and Scientologist money can buy (Josh and Aron deserve no less, considering that they’ve both probably already paid out much more to their respective religions than what the ads cost).
But enough of that, here’s Nagla (you’ll probably need to crank up the sound to hear her clearly):
And if you enjoyed that, please consider subscribing to this “My Faith My Voice” YouTube channel (and leaving a positive comment for Nagla and MFMV over there).
Otherwise, please take a moment to compare and contrast the new Mormon.org and MyFaithMyVoice.com websites and let’s discuss similarities/disparities and the PR challenges facing both Mormonism and Islam.
NY Times: The Caucus: In Ad, American Muslims Seek Calmer Message
Wonkette: Snark: How far we’ve fallen since those “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” ads
UPDATE: After a little more googling, I see that the campaign involves not only personal YouTube statements, but a series of TV PSAs produced by CAIR. Here’s one of the three currently available at CAIRtv:
If the YouTube viewcount is correct, the PSAs from the air campaign have so far attracted little online attention.
P.S. As an aside, Mormons, Muslims and Jews represent roughly equivalent percentages of the US population, and I’m thinking that maybe I’d like to start thinking about the various Mormon-Muslim and Mormon-Jewish dialogues that are happening, even if mostly under the radar (except where this issue is involved).