Imams http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/5143/all en A Pulitzer Prize for Evasive Reporting? http://mrc.org/articles/pulitzer-prize-evasive-reporting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrea Elliott&#039;s series on a Brooklyn-based Muslim imam won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing - but suffers from a lack of curiosity about the unflattering sides of its subject matter. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for its March 2006 series about Sheik Reda Shata, an Egyptian imam learning his way in America after taking over a Brooklyn mosque, a three-part series reported by Andrea Elliott.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pulitzer-prize-evasive-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AndreaElliott Hamas Imams LabelingBias Muslims NewYorkTimes NYTimes PulitzerPrize Terrori TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:28:00 +0000 admin 5533 at http://mrc.org Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter & Editor Proud to Take Down "Wall of Hatred" Against U.S. Muslims http://mrc.org/articles/pulitzer-prize-winning-reporter-editor-proud-take-down-wall-hatred-against-us-muslims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrea Elliott and her editor hope their Pulitzer Prize winning series on a Muslim imam in Brooklyn &quot;helped open...doors&quot; and remove bricks from the &quot;wall of hatred&quot; erected against Muslims in America. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Courtesy of the media gossip site Gawker, we can read <a href="http://gawker.com/news/pulitzer-prizes/bill-keller-why-is-this-pulitzer-different-from-all-other-prizes-252916.php " target="_self">Andrea </a><a href="http://gawker.com/news/pulitzer-prizes/bill-keller-why-is-this-pulitzer-different-from-all-other-prizes-252916.php ">Elliott's speech </a>to the newsroom after winning the Pulitzer Prize for her three-part series on the life of a Brooklyn imam, as well as that of her Metro section editor Joe Sexton.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pulitzer-prize-winning-reporter-editor-proud-take-down-wall-hatred-against-us-muslims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AndreaElliott Imams JoeSexton NewYorkTimes NYTimes PulitzerPrize Terrorism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:34:00 +0000 admin 5532 at http://mrc.org Times Details Allegations Against Imams - on the Op-ed Page, Anyway http://mrc.org/articles/times-details-allegations-against-imams-op-ed-page-anyway <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Op-ed contributor James Zumwalt does what the Times hadn&#039;t, laying out complaints made by fellow airline passengers of suspicious behavior by six Muslim leaders. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">James Zumwalt contributed an op-ed to Saturday's Times that featured the first full description to appear in the Times of the case of the Muslim leaders, or imams, that were removed from a flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix last November because of customer complaints of suspicious behavior. (The Times put it under a strange headline, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/14/opinion/14zumwalt.html " target="_self">Witnesses </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/14/opinion/14zumwalt.html ">for the Persecution</a>." Who's being persecuted, exactly?) </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-details-allegations-against-imams-op-ed-page-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch airlines Imams JamesZumwalt Muslims NeilMacFarquhar NewYorkTimes NYTimes opinions Religion Terrorism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:23:00 +0000 admin 5529 at http://mrc.org Ignoring the "Imams on a Plane" Lawsuit http://mrc.org/articles/ignoring-imams-plane-lawsuit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times relies on an AP squib for its coverage of a lawsuit by six imams against airline customers who reported the imams&#039; suspicious behavior before a flight. Meanwhile, the New York Sun makes it a lead story. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">So far the Times has apparently yet to do any original reporting on the lawsuit filed by six imams against US Airways and some passengers who reported suspicious behavior bythe imams before a flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix last year. The imams weretaken off the plane in Minneapolis for behavior that included loud chanting, cursing the United States, and praising Saddam Hussein. Yet even passage by the House of a bill to protect passengers who report suspicious behavior on airlines apparently didn't interest the newspaper.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ignoring-imams-plane-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Imams NeilMacFarquhar NewYorkTimes NYTimes Plane TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerrorism Tue, 03 Apr 2007 18:21:00 +0000 admin 5503 at http://mrc.org No Critical CAIR in the Times http://mrc.org/articles/no-critical-cair-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Neil MacFarquhar avoids the controversial accusations about the &quot;Islamic civil rights group&quot; CAIR, while suggesting its critics are motivated by hatred and McCarthyism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 7.5pt; mso-outline-level: 2">The man on the Times' Muslims-in-America beat is Neil MacFarquhar. An in-house ad last year claimed that he "brings subtlety and insight to his reporting on a people often portrayed in one dimension." And one dimension is all readers got from MacFarquhar in Wednesday's potentially revealing piece on the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations, which calls itself "America's largest Islamic civil liberties group."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/no-critical-cair-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CAIR Hamas Imams LabelingBias Muslims NeilMacFarquhar NewYorkTimes NYTimes Terrorism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:17:00 +0000 admin 5478 at http://mrc.org Imams on a Plane: Neil MacFarquhar's Grossly Misleading Review http://mrc.org/articles/imams-plane-neil-macfarquhars-grossly-misleading-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Yet that fictional moment is an all-too-possible occurrence, as witnessed when six imams were hauled off a US Airways plane in Minnesota in November after apparently spooking at least one fellow passenger by murmuring prayers that included the word Allah.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061111155818.aspx" target="_self">Pro-Muslim reporter </a>Neil MacFarquhar<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/07/arts/television/07mosq.html?pagewanted=all" target="_self">covers </a>the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's attempt at a Muslim sitcom, "Little Mosque on the Prairie," and manages to get what he considers a sad example of life imitating art almost totally wrong.</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/imams-plane-neil-macfarquhars-grossly-misleading-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "Canada "LittleMosqueonthePrairie Imams Muslims NeilMacFarquhar NewYorkTimes NYTimes Television Terrorism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 07 Dec 2006 17:53:00 +0000 admin 5330 at http://mrc.org