New Play Inspired By Controversy Over The Ground Zero Mosque

Rendering of the proposed Al Andalus Library and Community Center (the mosque at the heart of "Mosque Alert") by McCoy Architects

Rendering of the proposed Al Andalus Library and Community Center (the mosque at the heart of "Mosque Alert") by McCoy Architects

Ted Cruz says that US law enforcement should step up its policing of Muslim neighborhoods in the US. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, and Donald Trump reiterated his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States. 

A new play, Mosque Alert, looks at life for three fictional families in Naperville, Illinois, whose lives are forever changed by a proposed Islamic Center on the site of a beloved local landmark. 

“I should thank Donald Trump,” says playwright Jamil Khoury. “If Mosque Alert was relevant when I first started, that relevance has since exploded.” 

Jamil Khoury joins us to talk about the play and the context in which it makes its debut.