convicted Kurds still in national news

Brent Finnegan -- September 7th, 2006

While it’s old news to townies, the story of the four local Kurdish men convicted of violating the Patriot Act is still making national news. This time on NPR.

I feel no need to rehash what’s already been written about the subject, but here are some links (for archival purposes, if for nothing else)

Barkley Rosser analyzes the eightyone cover story (and tries to understand the DNR coverage)
The Washington Post and PBS’s Religion & Ethics have similar coverage of the story
Then there’s The Breeze with the slightly more pithy version.

It’s interesting to see what the national media (especially the Musilm press) has written about Harrisonburg in regard to the case. From Muslim Voice: “The Kurds like Harrisonburg, which reminds them of home with its mountian views and a bit of winter snow.” And from Daily Muslims: “…for what [the community] did in this small town (called Harrisonburg), America is a little bit better for it,” referring to the grassroots support that came from concerned locals.


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