MEET THE MUSLIMS WHO SACRIFICED THEMSELVES TO SAVE JEWS AND FIGHT NAZIS IN WORLD WAR II
1. How did you first learn about Noor?
I first learned about Noor Inayat Khan when my dad encouraged me to read the Saudi Aramco world – The Middle East’s New Lenses. As I was reading the articles within this magazine, I came across a page about Noor Inayat Khan; I was so intrigued by her story. From the article, I learned about the film, Enemy of the Reich, and that was when I realized that I really wanted to share her story and do my project on her.
2. What is your motiv...
21 Kick-Ass Muslims Who Changed The Narrative In 2014
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16. Noor Inayat Khan, whose courageous story was captured in the film Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story....
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Please join us for a very special screening of Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story at Harvard University.
Thanks, Tasnim, for this really nice write-up on the film!
Great write up from our screening in Jacksonville! If you're interested in hosting a screening, let us know by filing out our 'start a dialogue' form here: http://www.upf.tv/outreach
"Very few people are aware of the role of Muslims in WWII; how they played a significant role by providing safety to Jews against Nazi oppression. The Grand Mosque in Paris gave protection to Jewish cabaret singer, Simon Halali and the Franco-Muslim Hospital provided shelter to people, irrespective of their faith. Likewise, Algerian Muslim immigrants fought along with French troops.
This docudrama, therefore, defies the allegations that Muslims are anti-Semitic. It demonstrat...es that Muslims and Jews can work together for a better cause. Khan’s laudable anecdote gives a vital message to both Muslims and other communities to have a good understanding of what Islam really stands for. Amidst the on-going Israel-Palestine conflict, this movie makes one wonder whether this animosity is inherent. History shows us that Muslims helped the Jews in times of need and never really protested till their land was being taken over."
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Listen to this great interview on the BBC about Noor Inayat Khan's role in WW II.
"Noor Inayat Khan led an unusual life. Born in Moscow in 1914, she was a direct descendent of an 18th century Indian Muslim ruler, later becoming an accomplished musician and children’s author. But then the Second World War broke out, and she was recruited by British spies to help the French resistance. Documentary maker Alex Kronemer has been telling her remarkable story."
Great news! We at Unity Productions Foundation have made the full length feature film of Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story available in stunning high definition through our UPF Theater -- free of charge for a limited time. Our player is mobile responsive and will stream up to 1920 x 1080 resolution to the device of your choice. Videophiles in our audience will appreciate resolution beyond current HD broadcast standards.
It turns out Noor Inayat Khan is a "Woman too Awesome, Awful, or Offbeat for Kids' Movies" according to Rejected Princesses.
Well, now that we're airing her story TONIGHT on PBS, we beg to differ. Like this post if you think Noor is pretty awesome.