Friday, August 7, 2009

Young Muslims turn to technology to connect

[CNN] Esra'a al Shafei, a recent university graduate in Bahrain, is young, Muslim and frustrated.

Young Muslims, pictured here in Afghanistan, are increasingly using technology to engage the world.

The 23-year-old says the complexity of who she is as a Muslim is being distorted by extremists and the media coverage of them.
Channeling her frustration, she started, a Web site she describes as a place for young people in the region to "show a different side of our religion" and discuss topics big and small, taboo and not.

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