Shows: August 15, 2006

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Sarah Husain

Alleged Police Brutality and ICE Retaliation in Edison, NJ

An interview with community advocates on the tensions that have erupted in EDISON—a North Jersey town that is now 30% Asian American—following the alleged July 4 police beating of resident Rajnikant Parikh. On August 2, Parikh was inexplicably arrested by immigration officials the day he was scheduled to speak at a rally in his defense. DEEPA IYER and REEMA DESAI of South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow join us tonight with the latest.

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CAIR on National Intelligence and the UK Airline Terror Plot

Following the U.K.'s revelation last Thursday that it has arrested 23 of its citizens for allegedly plotting to explode passenger planes traveling to the U.S., Muslim American groups are urging law enforcement agencies to exercise caution against ill-defined stereotyping in their investigations and practices. Arsalan Iftihkar of the Council for American-Islamic Relations will talk about what his organization believes are effective intelligence policies.

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Focus on FATAL LOVE: Suitcases on Tour

A special two-part interview on the Queens Museum's FATAL LOVE exhibition this Saturday, August 19th, focusing on two of the featured events.

Joining us to discuss the performance/installation piece Suitcases on Tour will be visual artist Chanika Svetvilas, and Mabel Tso of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. The interactive performance features individuals carrying red, orange, and yellow suitcases, echoing the high security alert levels and the paranoia and suspicion associated with unattended luggage during a time of heightened security.

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Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith, and Sexuality

A discussion with Sarah Husain, editor of the recently-released anthology, Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality (Seal Press), a collection of fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, letters, and artwork that challenges homogenous stereotypes of Muslim women as the "Islamic Other," and celebrates the diversity of Muslim women across race, nation, sexuality, and gender.

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