A short documentary I shot and edited has been picked up by a website in Alabama. The title of the article is “Manchester, Tenn., meeting displays hatred of Muslims, malleability of masses.” Kay Campbell of AL.com writes: Last week, within shouting distance of the peace-love-music temporary village that will be Bonnaroo June 13-16, people packed…… Continue reading Reflections on Arson Attack on Mosque in Tennessee
I visited Istanbul, Turkey, over 1 year ago, but I’m just now adding them to the blog. Istanbul is a remarkable city with tons of history and culture. I made it to all the key historic spots including the Hagia Sophia (my favorite), all the main mosques, Topkapi Palace, and managed to catch a ferry…… Continue reading Pictures of visit to Istanbul
The BBC writes: The French president has promised the Jewish community a major increase in security after police shot dead a man suspected of targeting a kosher shop. Francois Hollande said there would be ‘total mobilisation of the state to fight all terrorist threats’. What Hollande is doing for the French Jewish community – providing…… Continue reading Commentary: France boosts synagogue security while the U.S. ignores mosque security
The arsonist attack at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo adds to the growing concern that the constitutional right to worship freely is not safeguarded when it comes American Muslims. In the summer of 2012, 8 mosques were attacked in just eleven days (Salon.com). In Joplin, Missouri, a mosque was destroyed by an arsonist; the same…… Continue reading Commentary: Time for Obama to say something about mosque attacks across U.S.
This archive documents my writings from the ‘Journey into America’ book and documentary project. The writings here are my own personal opinions and don’t necessarily reflect the overall message of ‘Journey into America’. Most of these entires are ‘notes in the field’, but you may also find published articles. In addition, included here are short…… Continue reading My diary: 1 year, 100 cities, 75 mosques, and one question…