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The Takeaway

What is Osama Bin Laden's Legacy?

Monday, May 09, 2011

The recent killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden ended the reign of the most wanted criminal on the planet. However, it hasn't put an end his importance as an historical figure. Due to his long list of crimes and efforts to spread a radical ideology and message of global jihad, bin Laden seems destined to become one of history's most notorious criminals. But how will history books write the bin Laden chapters?

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WNYC News

Muslim Groups React to Bin Laden's Death With Mixed Emotions

Monday, May 02, 2011

New Yorkers of all faiths are reacting to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with mixed emotions.

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The Takeaway

Emotions Rage At Domestic Terrorism Hearing

Friday, March 11, 2011

Testimony at the hearing on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community" in Washington was divisive. While some witnesses spoke of a campaign to promote terrorism stemming from within American mosques, others worried that broad accusations could further empower extremism and alienate the Muslim community. The hearings, spearheaded by New York Republican Rep. Peter T. King, were the first in a series addressing issues of Muslim radicalization in different areas of society. But apart from the rhetoric, what did the hearings actually achieve in the first place?

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WNYC News

Death of Pakistani Leader Stuns Many New Yorkers

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, by one of his own armed guards Tuesday is hitting home for Pakistanis in New York.

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WNYC News

Muslim Group Tries to Spread Peace on New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thousands of people will be descending on Times Square for New Year's Eve, and one group hopes it will be an opportunity to spread a message of peace. The Muslims for Peace Campaign, sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, is a nationwide campaign. It was launched following the failed Times Square bomb plot in May.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Muslim Women as Religious Leaders, Morning Headlines

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Are Muslim women being set up to lead on religious reform? 

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WNYC News

Muslim Group Takes Message of Peace to Times Square

Saturday, December 18, 2010

There's a new message in Times Square. It's a scrolling, 15-second graphic that reads: 'Muslims for Love, Loyalty and Peace.' It also features pictures of a dove, an American flag and a peace sign. And it's in rotation on an electronic billboard on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, from six o'clock in the morning to midnight now through January 17.

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WNYC News

New York City Mosques Open 'A Week of Dialogue'

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mosques around the city are opening their doors to those interested in learning about the Muslim faith this week. More than 40 leaders from the five boroughs kicked off the "Week of Dialogue" at Brooklyn's Mosque At-Taqwa on Monday.

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The Takeaway

Workplace Discrimination against Muslim Americans on the Rise

Friday, September 24, 2010

In 2009, workplace discrimination against Muslims rose 20 percent to a record 803 claims, according to federal data cited in the New York Times.

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The Takeaway

What Was The "Restoring Honor" Rally All About?; Concussions in Children and Adolescents; More on Income Inequality; Eliza Griswold on "The Tenth Parallel"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Examining Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., and what it means for American politics; exploring the relationship between New York City's Muslim community and the NYPD since 9/11; a look ahead to what'll be making the news this week; the danger of concussions in children and adolescents; a continuing look into the possible link between income inequality and financial crises; examining whether the Tea Party is taking a religious turn; more on the Chilean miners, and being trapped with your co-workers; Mexico to begin discussing the legalization of Marijuana in the wake of ongoing drug-related violence; journalist Eliza Griswold talks about her new book "The Tenth Parallel."

The Takeaway

The NYPD's Efforts to Reach Out to the Muslim Community Since 9/11

Monday, August 30, 2010

In the months after 9/11, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly reached out to the city's Muslim population. WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly explains how that strategy has worked and what those relationships have meant during the current controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero.

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WNYC News

Driving While Muslim: Taxi Driver Slashed in Alleged Bias Attack

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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A 21-year-old college senior has been charged with attempted murder and assault as a hate crime for allegedly slashing the face and neck of a Muslim taxi driver.

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The Takeaway

Ramadan Relief Efforts for Pakistan Flood Victims

Monday, August 23, 2010

Devastating flooding in Pakistan continued over the weekend as the Indus River surged south and authorities raised the spectre of easily communicable waterborne diseases passing among the millions of people displaced from their homes.

The flooding is taking place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It's a time when, along with prayer and fasting, Muslims donate to various charities. We're taking a look at how Ramadan is being observed in Pakistan and here at home where Muslim communities are rallying to raise donations.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Mosques in 30 Days

Monday, August 16, 2010

With the start of Ramadan last Wednesday, standup comedian Aman Ali and filmmaker Bassam Tariq embarked on a summer-end road trip of a different kind.  Their quest: to spend every night of Ramadan in a different mosque in a different state.  Ali and Tariq, co-creators of 30 Mosques in 30 Days - a blog documenting their exploration of NYC's mosques last year - call in to share what they're now learning about Muslim communities around the U.S.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You May Not Know About Ramadan

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins today. For hundreds of millions of Muslims, this means no eating, no drinking (not even water), and no sex during daylight hours. Those are the basic rules most of us know or have heard about Ramadan, but there are some things that you may not know about the holy month. Ramadan also means big business.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: Thailand’s Turmoil

Thursday, May 13, 2010

On this week’s Underreported, Duncan McCargo, a leading scholar of Thai politics, discusses his fieldwork about the conflict in southern Thailand.

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The Takeaway

France Moves Closer to Ban on Islamic Veils

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This morning a parliamentary commission in France has recommended that Muslim women should not be allowed to wear face-covering veils in public service facilities such as hospitals, schools and public transport. The report says that requiring women to cover their faces goes against the French principles of secularism and equality. 

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: US Muslims protest, Tricky Retail Returns, Listener Resposnes

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

  • Protest Takeout: A terror plot abroad a Northwest Airlines flight has angered Muslims in Dearborn, Mich., to stand up against radical Islam. Majed Moughni, an attorney in Dearborn, talks to us about demonstrations he is organizing.
  • Returns Takeout: Hitha Prabhakar, a retail analyst in New York City, warns that  many retail stores have tricky post-holiday return policies. So, pay very close attention to the fine print.
  • Listeners Takeout: Takeaway listeners respond to the fallout from this weekend’s airline safety incident aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253.

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