What are your thoughts on Owen ‘Alik Shahadah, particularly his views on Islam in Africa?

I think the Brother is done some great works, I’ve seen “500 Years Later” a number of times, he is a scholar/filmmaker of value to the community and Pan-Africanism.

I know he’s open and honest about Islam’s historical role in African, for the most part, which is rare for a Black Muslim.  If I remember correctly, he is a Muslim tho, I don’t know how that works out; but I don’t understand how any one can follow any Religion, so, maybe it’s just me.