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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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Schoolbook

NYC Schools to Observe Two Muslim Holidays as Days Off

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

After nine years, Muslim groups win their campaign to put Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Aha on school calendar.
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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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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, 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. 

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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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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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PRI's The World

This American man very nearly joined the jihad in Chechnya in the 1990s

Monday, September 08, 2014

Michael Muhammad Knight thinks he knows why young American men are joining groups like ISIS. He was one of them.

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WNYC News

Local Muslims React to Ongoing NYPD Counter-Terrorism Tactic

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A report in the New York Times says a police unit seeks to use jailed Muslims as informants.

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WNYC News

Muslims Challenge Judge's Decision on NYPD Surveillance

Friday, March 21, 2014

The group filed an appeal Friday to a decision that condoned police monitoring mosques and other locations in New Jersey.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“The Muslims Are Coming!”

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah discuss their documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!” Farsad and Obeidallah lead a group of Muslim-American standup comedians as they go on the road to counter Islamophobia using the only weapon they have: jokes. The film follows them to big cities, rural villages, and everything in between to do shows, meet locals, and counter the haters. “The Muslims Are Coming! opens September 20 at the Quad Cinema.

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WNYC News

Conflict in Syria Raises Questions of Heightened Surveillance At Home

Sunday, September 01, 2013

With Congress set to debate taking military action in Syria, the Arab American Association of New York is telling its community to expect increased surveillance of Syrian-Americans and Muslims.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism

Friday, February 01, 2013

Trevor Aaronson talks about his investigation into how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror. The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism reveals information about the FBI's paid informants and documents the methods the FBI uses to ensnare Muslims in terrorist plots.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says First Amendment Means Tolerating Despicable Things

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the MTA has no choice but to comply with a court order that allows a controversial pro-Israel ad from appearing in ten subway stations.

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WNYC News

Muslim New Yorkers Learn to Pick Their Battles

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This weekend, Muslims in several American cities will be protesting the film that sparked violent protests across the Islamic world. But New York’s Muslim community has taken a pass. The subdued reaction suggests that Muslim New Yorkers are learning to pick their battles as they're confronted with a series of provocations.

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WNYC News

Taking Blame, Anonymous Caller Says Bacon Incident Wasn’t a Hate Crime

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A newspaper received an anonymous call from a man who claims the bacon found scattered in a Staten Island park where Muslims gathered for Ramadan prayers was not a hate crime. 

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WNYC News

NYPD Played Controversial Anti-Muslim Film More Than First Indicated

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The NYPD showed a controversial film about Islam to more officers than it originally indicated, according to police documents obtained by NYU's Brennan Center for Justice.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lowes, All-American Muslim and Boycotts

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lowes pulls their ads from the show All-American Muslim after pressure from anti-Islam groups. Now the chain is facing criticism. Bob Garfield, host of On the Media and author of The Chaos Scenario, discusses the controversy.

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The Takeaway

NYPD Responds to Allegations of Monitoring Muslim Communities With CIA Help

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This morning, we reported on an Associated Press investigation into the New York Police Department intelligence gathering operations in the decade since 9/11. According to the AP, the NYPD has been aided by the CIA in setting up and executing an unprecedented domestic spying operation that targets Muslim communities and operates outside both agencies' borders.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Paul Browne responded to the AP's story, calling the article "marked by outright fiction" in an email to WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly. Read the entirety of his statement below.

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