Islamic Society of Boston

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Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism

Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by
Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
By EDITORIAL  |  June 11, 2010

Who's next?

If Melvin B. Miller has his way, last week's shutdown of the Bay State Banner — the African-American-focused weekly paper Miller ran as editor and publisher for nearly half a century — won't be the end.
What the Banner 's closure means for Boston's African-Americans
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 17, 2009

Building a dialog

In the November 21 edition of the Phoenix , reporter David S. Bernstein makes a number of assertions about the Muslim American Society of Boston (MAS Boston) and the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 5, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 03, 2008

The PTech connection?

Between late 2002 and early 2003, the now defunct Fleet Bank in Boston attracted the attention of federal anti-terrorist investigators.
Banking with terrorists
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008

Free pass on gay hatred?

Outside observers have been quick to criticize any signs of anti-Semitism connected to the new Roxbury mosque.
Turning a blind eye
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008

Menino's mosque

Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008


Timeline of events

How the ISBCC turned from a place of worship to a symbol of controversy
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008

Shell Shocked

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 18, 2008

Inside Job

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 18, 2008

Failed Commitments

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 18, 2008

Separate Cultures

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 18, 2008


Scared silent

Dr. Walid Fitaihi’s departure from and return to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) were stories worth reporting.
Three lawsuits have been dropped, but local media still seems reluctant to tackle the Islamic Society of Boston
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 19, 2007

The media’s worst nightmare?

Many of those familiar with his work tend to see him as the real deal — a passionate, sincere, and surprisingly idealistic advocate who is no fun to face across the aisle.
Howard Cooper is quickly making a name for himself as the city’s go-to guy for libel
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 07, 2006

Assembly-line Investigations

The May 24 “Team 5 Investigates” story had many of the elements of classic journalistic sleuthing.
‘Team 5 Investigates’ is blurring the lines between investigative reporting and, well, just reporting
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 06, 2006