New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/14/2014 -- It is an empowering novel; it is a conversation starter. It addresses both Homophobia and Islamophobia, it sheds light on both matters through the eyes of the main character, Osama, living in two different worlds. It is a story of unconditional love; it is about the ties that bind a family together. The story offers an insight into the lives of average Muslim families, living in the West, with strong ties to the Middle East.
The story explores the lives of Muslim-Americans through the eyes of an American born Arab. It tackles social and religious taboos, individual rights in Islam, and the rights of Lesbians, Gays and Transgender (LGBT) both in the East and the West, and the rising intolerance toward Muslims in the West.
Osama's unique and unusual first-hand experiences transported him between local Gay bars in New York City, and as far as Makkah in Saudi Arabia. It gave him a different perspective on his own life, as well as life in general, and taught him important lessons about tolerance, acceptance and unconditional love. Osama’s Jihad also attempts to bridge the widening gap between westerners and those of Muslim or Arab origins as it addresses some of the major stereotypes and false media portrayals.
Funds raised via Kickstarter will pay for
-Line and copy editing
-Cost of graphics and other design elements
-Registering ISBN numbers
-Paying for the additional costs associated with getting listed in various retailers
-Packing materials and postage.
This project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by Sat, Aug 9 2014 2:03 AM +05:30.
Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/1w7bY8g
About Osama’s Jihad
Osama’s Jihad the story of a Muslim-American confronting homophobia & Islamophobia while struggling to find his cultural & sexual identity. The story offers an insight into the lives of average Muslim families, living in the West, with strong ties to the Middle East.