Michael Muhammad Knight on "The Taqwacores"

April 3, 2011

Michael Muhammad Knight wrote a novel called "The Taqwacores." He made up the word: taqwa is Arabic for piety and core means hardcore. Since the book came out, it's sparked a punk movement, a documentary and a full length feature film. Anne Strainchamps talked with Knight about how an Irish Catholic kid became an observant Muslim at age 16, and about the effects of his novel on other young Muslims.