Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan are at an all time low, presenting challenges for Pakistani immigrants in the U.S. In this Feet in Two Worlds podcast, Pakistani-American journalist Mohsin Zaheer talks about immigrants torn between their native country and their adopted home.
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In this episode of the Feet in Two Worlds podcast three immigrant journalists from New York discuss the changes they have witnessed over the past decade since the 9/11 attacks, including the impact of new security laws and policies, the stalemate over immigration reform and the stagnant economy.
At a time when diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Pakistan are tense, local law enforcement and Pakistani diplomats based in NYC tried to find common ground and friendship through a national pastime. Reporter Mohsin Zaheer brings us a video report.
Immigrant Muslims and leaders of the Nation of Islam are banding together in a fundraising campaign to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site capable of accommodating 2000 worshipers. Exclusive coverage from Fi2W and WNYC.
Arab Americans and their supporters protested in front of the UN building and the Saudi Arabian Consulate in New York to support Bahrani Shiites. Fi2W’s Mohsin Zaheer prepared a video report on the demonstration.
Muslim Americans are protesting congressional hearings on the “radicalization of American Muslims” scheduled for March 10. Meanwhile, Park51 opponents are screening a “documentary” purporting to show the dangers of a proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan.
Just as supporters of immigration reform were losing hope, the president said he wants to take on “once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration.”
Mustansar Waheed, a Pakistani immigrant, was worried that he wouldn’t pass English-language and U.S. civics exams required to become a naturalized citizen. But with the help of a Brooklyn non-profit agency he made the grade.
The controversy over a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near ground zero has spurred new interest in politics among Muslim voters. But those in New York’s 13th Congressional District must choose between two opponents of the Park51 plan.
The backlash against a proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan has spurred Muslims in New York to get involved in local politics.