An amazing three-part series on a Muslim leader’s difficult work with his congregation in Brooklyn deserves to be permanently outside of the New York Times’ paywall (buyerwall, feewall, whatever you want to call it). There’s a mosque a couple of blocks from my apartment; I’ve always wondered how difficult the lives of the immigrant families who go there must be. Update: Ben Zimmer reminds me of the blog-friendly New York Times link generator which keeps stories fully available and free. I’ve changed the URLs below (and added a link to part three of the series) but I’d still really like the Times to keep these available at the regular URL.
Posted March 6, 2006