Monday, November 30, 2009

ICLI fundraiser

Last night was the Islamic Center of Long Island fundraiser and it was a veritable 'who's who' of Muslim activists, intellectuals and me. I got the Rock Star treatment and it was kinda nice to be the center of attention for, like 1 minute. My 'speech' was a bit discombobulated - I thought - and I learned a BIG lesson. The organizers were kind enough to show the "Abraham's Children" trailer, but in 4:3 format and it looked, well, not so great but the audience certainly got the gist of it and they recognized their kids and Isma.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf spoke incredibly ellocently and captivating. Certainly from a content point of view, but he also has this amazing soothing voice that commands attention. I was thrilled to be intoduced to him and his wife Daisy Kahn.

I loved seeing 'my kids'... they grow, each time I see them and I wish I had a camera with me.

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