Mosque Alert | Silk Road Rising | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Mosque Alert The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 15 2016

Near the first-act finale of Jamil Khoury’s sprawling, ambitious Mosque Alert, conservative assimilationist imam Mostafa Khalil prepares for a Naperville town meeting. The only item on the agenda is his proposed Al Andalus Library and Community Center, to be built smack downtown. While the bribe-friendly director of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce, Ted Baker, publicly backs the project—not coincidentally, Khalil’s developer, Tawfiq Qabbani, knows how to grease a palm—his rich attorney brother, Daniel, gets wind of the project and hastily assembles a hyperbole-laden website,, which spews the sort of Islamophobic misinformation routinely parroted by right-wing bloggers, Republican politicians, and even certain local mainstream media outlets. Continue reading >>

Price: $35, $15 students


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