If this strikes you as a bit vague and squishy, that is probably appropriate. The idea behind Muslim World Music Day, and our program, is to bring attention to a vast and varied realm of music made by Muslims, born or converted, living anywhere from the Arabian peninsula to Oklahoma. So we urge listeners not to dwell on the terminology issue. This is intended to be a celebration, and what it may lack in precision of terms, it more than makes up in sincere intent, and great music!
But keep the comments coming. And remember, Muslim World Music Day is next Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Visit the Muslim World Music Day website and get involved. As Bob notes, "We welcome controversy." However, we suspect he prefers participation!