Hi, my name is Nagla, and I’m a Muslim

And I'm a Mormon Islam Public Relations Reid Romney

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.

By the way, this post is dedicated to Mitt Romney and Harry Reid, two LDS politicians too craven to deserve the support of their fellow Mormons or any American.

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).

6 thoughts on “Hi, my name is Nagla, and I’m a Muslim

  1. @Daniel–actually, neither Nagla nor Rudy (or however she spells it) say one word about their belief or lack thereof in a supernatural being. As plenty of MSP regulars can attest, you can identify as a member of a religion without believing in any sort of supernatural being.

    Chino Blanco–thanks for posting this. I’ve done some poking around to see if other Mormon websites are discussing MyFaithMyVoice and so far haven’t found anything. I think it’s important that MSP, which emphasizes religion as community and influence and avoids orthodoxy, is out in front of other LDS online goups in promoting the religious freedom and tolerance for EVERYONE. Good work.

  2. Josh Marshall mentions Mormons, Muslims, and Atheists, among others, in this recent bit of commentary that I’d say sounds about right:

    And I’m suspicious of this odd confluence of interest — radical religion and radical secularism — that seems to leave little room to the sort of accepting pluralism that I think our society is based on.

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