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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Honoring Courage or Hostility, Moving Beyond Margaritas, and Being Big Bird

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the controversy surrounding the PEN American and Charlie Hebdo, we dig into the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo, and Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch drop by.

WNYC News

How Extensive is Pamela Geller's Influence Beyond New York?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Geller, who led protests against Park 51 here in New York, organized a contest outside of Dallas, Texas to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.

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The Takeaway

Texas Police Kill Gunmen at Anti-Islam Group Meeting

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Aleppo Codex

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Aleppo Codex, the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible went missing? Where did it go? This story was done in collaboration with Israel Story, the This American Life of Israel. http://en.israelstory.org/

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The Takeaway

ISIS Propaganda, Now Available in English

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has launched a series of English-language broadcasts on the al-Bayan radio network. 

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WNYC News

Can a Sitcom End Islamophobia?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Meet the Qu’osby family, created by "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi to fight racism with jokes about terrorist camps and Facebook.

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The Takeaway

Looking Beyond Sectarian Divides in Iraq

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recent sectarian attacks near the Iraqi city of Tikrit suggest that Sunni and Shiite loyalties are playing an outsized role in Iraq.  But focusing on sectarian violence is limiting.

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WNYC News

Mirrors, from Mosques to the Museum

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The sculpture and drawings of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian are inspired by Persian architecture, the geometric forms in Islamic patterns, and Sufi cosmology.

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The Takeaway

Why Young Women Join ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At least 550 Western women have joined the self-proclaimed Islamic State. One Muslim activist explains the appeal for young women, and how to stop this recruitment. 

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The Takeaway

An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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The Takeaway

At the Heart of ISIS, a Battle Over Islam

Monday, February 23, 2015

A new article in The Atlantic argues that the U.S. can't effectively fight ISIS unless we understand the group's adherence to Islam, but critics say ISIS fighters aren't true Muslims. 

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The Takeaway

Chapel Hill Sparks Global Outrage

Friday, February 13, 2015

The tragic shooting deaths of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has set off a discussion among young Muslims across the globe. 

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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Remembering David Carr, Gay Marriage, and Sex in America

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Takeaway remembers the legendary David Carr, we explore gay marriage in Alabama, and we share a highly-coveted love potion. 

The Takeaway

Chapel Hill Murders Rattle Community

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why did a Chapel Hill, North Carolina man brutally murder his Muslim neighbors? Was it because of a parking dispute, as his lawyer says, or was it an act of religiously-targeted hate?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Delicate Intersection of Religion and Comedy

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guest host Aasif Mandvi talks with Dean Obeidallah about being a Muslim-American comedian, at home and abroad.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Exploring Muslim Identity in Theater, Comedy, and Revolution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aasif Mandvi guest hosts. Thanassis Cambanis on revolution in Cairo. Ayad Akhtar on heading to Broadway. Corey Powell on life on Mars. Dean Obeidallah on religion and comedy. 

On The Media

Terror Reporting and Technological Paranoia

Friday, January 16, 2015

On the narratives we expect after a terrorist event, double standards for free speech in France, and the eerie technology of Black Mirror's not-so-distant future.

On The Media

Countering Radical Islam

Friday, January 16, 2015

A progressive Muslim leader argues that to effectively counter radical Islam, Muslims must acknowledge and address religious justification for atrocity. 

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The Takeaway

Free Speech & The Prophet Muhammed: Fighting Radical Islam

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

While the great majority of Muslims do not subscribe to the radical ideas of ISIS, after attacks like those in Paris, the message of mainstream Islam is often obscured.

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