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Courtesy Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Muslims and Jews, Uniting Against Hate
March 10, 2017
As hate crimes against American Muslims and Jews surge, so does solidarity between the two minority religious groups. Stories of people who rolled up their sleeves to help.
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Dr. Gary Branfman: 'Our Doors Are Always Open to You' March 10, 2017
This week, we hear how Muslims and Jews are combatting an uptick in religion-based hate crimes -- by standing up for one another. We start with the story of Dr. Gary Branfman, one of a handful of Jews in Victoria, Texas. When the town's only mosque was torched by vandals, he drove over to the house of the mosque's president, fellow surgeon Dr. Shahid Hashmi, and handed him the keys to his synagogue.
Dr. Gary Branfman, surgeon at the Victoria Plastic Surgery Center in Victoria, Texas.
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
'It's Difficult to Hate Up Close' March 10, 2017
Two women, one Muslim, one Jewish, tell us why the "conflict narrative" between these two groups doesn't tell the whole story. We also hear from Salaam Bhatti, who offered help at a Jewish cemetery near Philadelphia as soon as he heard it had been desecrated. He tells us the Quran inspired him to act.

Sahar Khamis and Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, members of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Salaam Bhatti, attorney and deputy spokesperson for the Ahmadiya Muslim Community, USA

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Mo Asumang: Confronting Hate, Face-to-Face March 10, 2017
Filmmaker Mo Asumang is a biracial woman in Germany, a country that is home to few people of color.  She says if you really want to get inside the head of someone who hates you because of your race or religion, you have to go out there and meet them, face-to-face. She makes documentaries in which she goes up to the people who say they hate her…like the KKK...and asks them why. 

Mo Asumang, writer and director of The Aryans

Our segment comes from the Voices on Antisemitism podcast at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
A Peace Ring After a Shooting March 10, 2017
Niddal El-Jabri is a Danish Muslim. In 2015, when a Jewish security guard was killed in a hate crime at a synagogue in Copenhagen, El-Jabri helped organize a group of hundreds of people to stand hand in hand around the building, in a gesture of fellowship.

Niddal El-Jabri, activist

Our segment comes from the100 Days to Inspire Respect program at the USC Shoah Foundation.
Academic Studies Press
The Holocaust Through Muslim Eyes March 10, 2017
Mehnaz Afridi is the first Muslim scholar in America to run a Holocaust studies program. She teaches courses on both Islam and the Holocaust, bridging the sometimes troubled divide between Jews and Muslims. And she tells us that Antisemitism and Islamophobia sometimes draw from the same well. 

Mehnaz Afridi, Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College and author of Shoah Through Muslim Eyes