My piece on Islamophobia in American politics after the Sikh temple shooting went viral because it raised an issue that went ignored by the media coverage of this tragedy. It inspired the newly launched Huffington Post Live, who thought it was worth exploring more in-depth in a segment of its own. HuffPoLive asked me to join others in a live online discussion of politicians’ accountability in the rash of hate crimes across America in the past week. It was great to get out points that I left out of my article, but as always, there wasn’t enough time to touch on everything!
HuffPoLive discussion of my op-ed on Islamophobia
I went to the India-Pakistan border closing ceremony–but I couldn’t decide whether to shout “Vande mataram!” or “Pakistan Zindabad!” So instead, I shouted “Balle balle!” & broke out the bhangra with the rest of the revelers in the middle of the street.
The international circus came to town last weekend, featuring an act that hopes to do more than entertain. But Egyptian authorities made it difficult for the Dutch Rebel Clown Army to teach protesters some seriously silly new tricks.