Bangladesh

‘Jews And Muslims Are Kissing Cousins’

12/21/2007
Special to The Jewish Week

After three days in the media glare, the so-called "Subway Good Samaritan" retreated to upstate New York in the middle of last week. But the trip with a friend lasted just 24 hours, and when Hassan Askari returned to his life as a Berkeley College accounting student and a deliveryman for two East Village Indian restaurants, a fuller picture began to emerge of a thoughtful 20-year-old Bangladeshi with a multicultural cast to his life and strong views about the common ground he believes exists between Jews and Muslims.

‘In The Presence Of A Real Hero’

08/10/2007
Editor & Publisher
Listening to the smiling, good-natured journalist from Bangladesh declare himself to be a “proud Muslim Zionist” the other day, one would never know that his views favoring Mideast peace could cost him his life in a court of law.
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