But even in poorer Muslim lands adoption is respectable: 26% in Egypt, not much below Germany’s 29%.
More than a third of people in the Middle East now use the internet, slightly above the world average.
Shakir told the crowd, quickly adding that ''the wealth here has been earned'' -- unlike, he said, in the oil-rich Middle East. Shakir's flattery, he chided them for buying Lexuses -- with heated leather seats they would never need in Houston -- and Jaguars, and made them laugh again by pronouncing it ''Jaguoooaah,'' like a stuffy Anglophile. '' Most American mosques import their clerics from overseas -- some who preach extremism, some who cannot speak English, and most who cannot begin to speak to young American Muslims growing up on hip-hop and in mixed-sex chat rooms. The seminary is still in its fledgling stages, but Mr. Shakir have gained a large following by being equally at home in Islamic tradition and modern American culture. Yusuf dazzles his audiences by weaving into one of his typical half-hour talks quotations from St. He is the host of a TV reality show that is popular in the Middle East, in which he takes a vanload of Arabs on a road trip across the United States to visit people who might challenge Arab stereotypes about Americans, like the antiwar protesters demonstrating outside the Republican National Convention. Shakir mixes passages from the Koran with a few lines of rap, and channels accents from ghetto to Valley Girl.
" Every seat in the auditorium at the University of Houston was taken, and the crowd was standing in the back and spilling out into the lobby, straining to hear.Fair enough, I may have a bigger problem as I'm literally dying to have sex (I'm 20 years old).I've had a lot of times growing up that have given me the opportunity to do so, but my religious beliefs have led me to refuse. When it came time for questions, one young man stepped to the microphone and asked: ''You said we have an obligation to humanity. FOR one household a cannon blast signals the end of the daily fast during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, just as it has done for many years.