What Do You Get When You Cross Latinos and Islam?

January 9, 2011 § 5 Comments

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in America.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the US. What do you get when you combine Latinos and Islam? New York City in particular has a strong Latino and Hispanic influence. Said differently, they’re everywhere! I recently came across an interview with photographer, Eirini Vourloumis. James Estrin of the New York Times visual arts journal called, LENS discussed Latinos, Culture and Islam with the renowned photojournalist.

Muslim Cemetery Becomes Lesson on Tolerance

December 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Indignant McCarthy Refuses Apology

October 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

“Local filmmaker Jessica Vecchione — the creative force behind the award-winning documentary Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns — has produced an extraordinary short documentary on the ugly battle over a tiny Sufi cemetery that, in the past few weeks, made the little town of Sidney the focus of a maelstrom of unwelcome attention. In the movie, which you can watch in its entirety above, she records a recent town meeting that drew over 150 people, and interviews Hans Hass, spokesman for the Osmanlı Nakş-ı’bendi Hakkani Dergah, and their lawyer, Tom Schimmerling.” (L. Harris, Watershed Post)

Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam @ TED

October 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Hans Hass: We Want [Sidney] Town Board To Admit Mistake

September 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

"満作(まんさく)" By TANAKA Juuyoh

 

FB6DTKGP2ZEK My name is Hans Hass. I’m a member of the Sufi Muslim community center in Sidney Center that has been in the news lately. Most likely some of you have seen some things in the news or on T.V. If you haven’t, you can click on the links below. Unfortunately, Sidney has gotten a lot of negative publicity nationally from this, and it seems to be going international. None of us wanted this to become such a big deal. I am writing to you as businesspeople in Sidney to ask for your help in laying this matter to rest. (H. Hass, Osmanli Naks’i-bendi Dergahi)

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Stephen Colbert Wants To ‘Keep Fear Alive’ At My Brother’s Expense

September 30, 2010 § 4 Comments

Stephen Colbert

“The residents of Sidney New York want the “living” Muslims to dig up the dead and buried Muslims and get them outta there….. Because they’re Muslim carcasses. They may become zombies, or worse. Vampires.” (Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report)

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MSNBC: Keith Olberman Nominates Bob McCarthy, ‘The Worst Person In the World’

September 28, 2010 § 1 Comment

For more on the story see Huffington Post article.

Please feel free to send Mr. McCarthy a polite note expressing your concerns.

Sidney Town Supervisor (Bob McCarthy)
bob@sidneytax.com

Mailing Address:
Robert McCarthy
41 Wood Road
Sidney, NY 13838
Cell Phone:
607-237-3155

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