Alpha Lambda Mu: 1st U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Fraternity?
‘Brotherhood’ Portrays 1st Muslim Fraternity
By: Susan Yasin, June 2, 2014
CAIRO – Alif Laam Meem, America’s first all-Muslim fraternity, will be featured in an upcoming documentary, “Brotherhood: America’s Favorite Muslim Fraternity” to explore the successful life of young American Muslims.
“Through the experiences of these young men, this film explores the Muslim American identity, as well as the challenges of living by faith in a secular society,” the fratenity’s kickstarter website says.
“We’re happy to announce that by year’s end, we will have a collection of stories within this story that will be full of life and totally unforgettable.”
The project to finance the film started over six months ago to raise a required budget of $50,000.
The project was successfully funded on May 9 after gathering $53,721, allowing the fraternity to start the film that is expected to be released in 2015.
The film trailer was released last May, offering a glimpse of the stories Muslims share in the upcoming film.
Deemed America’s first Muslim Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu was established in February, 2013, at the University of Texas.
There are plans of establishing chapters in New York (Cornell is reportedly active) , Pennsylvania and Florida within the next year. A preview of the above mentioned film is available here. The Huffington post ran an article about about this fraternity in September 2013 and OnIslam had an article in Feb 2014.
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: Not surprisingly, this fraternity is associated with the Muslim Students Association (MSA), according to Hares Sadat, the San Diego chapter’s adviser. The MSA was created in 1963 by Muslim Brotherhood members at the University of Illinois. As reported by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch:
Key figures in the MSA, as well as others linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, went on to form numerous other organizations, many of which have been recently identified by the US government in court documents as part of the U.S Brotherhood.