THE KOMINAS ON THE LOOSE
What do terms like Muslim punk, Halal rock, and songs titles like "Dishoom, Baby" or "Sharia Law in the USA" have in common? Yes, these are products of the band the Kominas (the bastards), one of the handful of desi punkers that exist in America. (Via Sepia Mutiny)
The band has it’s roots in the 'Taqwacores', a novel about a group of Muslim punk rockers who smoked dope, read scripture, slam-danced, prayed, had sex, and embodied the tolerance and compassion that Islam encouraged. Quite interesting but they can be termed as oxymorons by the Islamists.