First hour: Anti-semitism and Islamophobia
Second hour: The Charlie Tan case: a decision based on privilege?
A discussion on anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and bridging religious differences. Mehnaz Afridi is from Pakistan, a practicing Muslim, and teaches at Manhattan College. She's the director of the college's Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center. She'll be in Rochester on Thursday for several events, but first, she's on Connections. Our guests:
Mehnaz Afridi, professor of religion at Manhattan College
Dr. Mohammed Shafiq, Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College
Rabbi Alan Katz, Temple Sinai
In our second hour: A judge dismissed the murder charge against Charlie Tan, who was charged with shooting his father to death in their Pittsford home. District Attorney Sandra Doorley said this was a decision based on privilege, adding that it wouldn't have happened for a city kid. Is she right? We look at the justice system that seeks to offer no advantage based on economic circumstances.