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Inside the tiny Potsdam mosque. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Inside the tiny Potsdam mosque. Photo: Zach Hirsch

For North Country Muslims, NYPD surveillance ruling brings back memories

A recent federal ruling is bringing back memories of surveillance in Potsdam's Muslim community.

Since 9/11, the New York City Police Department has played an increasingly aggressive role in domestic counter-terrorism efforts. The NYPD has investigated mosques and entire ethnic communities, a point that raises concerns among civil liberties advocates. Undercover agents have also monitored the websites of Muslim Student Associations at more than 15 universities.

According to an Associated Press report from 2012, NYPD officers scrutinized the online activities of Muslims at Clarkson and SUNY Potsdam.  Go to full article

Poll: Most want developers to move mosque

A new poll finds New Yorkers split about whether a proposed mosque and community center should be constructed near Ground zero in lower Manhattan, but nearly three quarters think the organizers should voluntarily build somewhere else. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

In Toronto, Two Cultures Collide

The arrest of 17 Muslim men and boys in a Toronto suburb on terror charges has triggered a new debate over Canada's approach to immigration. Tolerance and multiculturalism are mainstream values in Canada, especially in liberal Ontario. But some Canadians -- including members of the Muslim community -- worry that a growing number of immigrants don't share common values with their fellow citizens. Brian Mann reports from Toronto.  Go to full article
Shirin Neshat
Shirin Neshat

Women and Islam Film in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Institute presents the premier of a film about women in Islamic cultures. This morning at 11, Iranian-American videographer/photographer Shirin Neshat will talk about her latest film project she recently completed filming in Morocco. Neshat has gained world-wide renown for her films and photographs of women and Islam. Born in Iran in 1957, Neshat moved to the U.S. in 1974. She lives in New York City and has a summer home in Westport. Todd Moe spoke with Shirin Neshat about her latest project.  Go to full article

Preview: Interfaith Listening Project

A Christian and Muslim from Indonesia will speak about interfaith relations in their nation during a forum tonight (7 pm) at the Potsdam Mosque. Two years ago the Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor hosted a team from Jordan. It was developed in response to heightened interfaith tensions that arose after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11th. This year the Presbytery of Northern New York is hosting another round of interfaith dialogues from Watertown to Plattsburgh. It's part of the Presbyterian Church's Interfaith Listening Project. Dr. Zakaria Ngelow, Rector of the Theological Seminary of Eastern Indonesia and Dr. Muhammad Machasin, professor of history of Islamic Culture, are visiting schools, houses of faith and community groups to explore and demonstrate how people of different faiths can learn from each other. Todd Moe talks with Dr. Ngelow about the importance of the interfaith listening teams.  Go to full article

Algerian Refugees: Unwanted In Canada, Frightened Of Home

The government of Canada is preparing to deport more than a thousand Algerians, now living in the city of Montreal. The Algerians came to Canada over the last decade, fleeing their country's vicious civil war. Many of those on the deportation list say they'll be persecuted or killed, if sent home. But their case is complicated by the fact that Algerian refugees in Canada have been linked to more than a dozen acts of terrorism. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports from Montreal.  Go to full article

Women in Islam

Martha Foley talks with the Reverend Cynthia Walton on women in Islam.  Go to full article

People: Rev Sunny Oey, Conversations Betwenn Muslims and Christians

Martha Foley talks to the Reverend Sunny Oey of Malone, an Anglican clergyman who was born in Indonesia and is going back to moderate conversations between Christians and Muslims.  Go to full article

Talking About Islam: Forum Series Begins in Malone

A forum tonight in Malone begins a series of community converations on the world of Islam. Todd Moe talks with the Reverend Sunny Oey.  Go to full article

People: Abul Knondker, North Country Muslim Leader

Martha Foley talks with a leader of the Muslim community in Potsdam. Abul Khondker remains hopeful there will be no retribution in the North Country.  Go to full article

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