showing the diversity of Islamic culture across the globe
It seems like everyone is trying to search for Osama these days. But who is Osama? What does Osama think, feel, dislike, love? Farrah and Masood have decided to find out. They are trying to find and meet 500 people called Osama in 50 days – and ask them “What do you love?”
But hang on, why would you set out to meet so many people with the same first name? Well, ‘Osama’ conjours up the most prevalent cliches of Islam in the minds of most non-Muslims. By seeking out 500 people with that name – people of all ages, shapes and sizes, backgrounds, hopes and loves – Osama Loves seeks to undermine the cliche and put a human face on Islam, whilst showing the diversity of Islamic culture across the globe.
They are currently in Kano in Nigeria where they have met Osama the truck driver, Osama the singer and Osama the iron bender. Do you know Kano or Nigeria? Do you know any Osamas? Can you help Farrah and Masood achieve their mission?