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    This wise elderly lady read me my fortune in the market in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. In Saudi Arabia, fortune telling or healing through self-proclaimed powers is known as sorcery, and is regarded a crime, punishable by execution - usually beheading.

    This wise elderly lady read me my fortune in the market in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. In Saudi Arabia, fortune telling or healing through self-proclaimed powers is known as sorcery, and is regarded a crime, punishable by execution - usually beheading.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    This gorgeous little lady became my filming buddy when I was reporting on the Women’s group that educated themselves from the Quran, in Osh, #Kyrgyzstan.

    This gorgeous little lady became my filming buddy when I was reporting on the Women’s group that educated themselves from the Quran, in Osh, #Kyrgyzstan.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #kyrgyzstan 
    I had the privilege of meeting this remarkable woman last week in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. She was the principle at a group that educated women on the Quran and the goodness of Islam. Kyrgyzstan is a secular state in Central Asia with over 75% of it’s population Muslim.

I was invited to spend the morning getting to know the ladies and had the opportunity to lead a 2-hour seminar with them on radical Islam and Sharia Law.

Meeting and spending time with these strong women reinforced my belief that the extreme interpretations of Islam are currently the exception NOT the norm. More austere notions of Islam are, however, on the rise in Kyrgyzstan and appear to be attached to the younger generation. 

My report will be aired this month.

    I had the privilege of meeting this remarkable woman last week in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. She was the principle at a group that educated women on the Quran and the goodness of Islam. Kyrgyzstan is a secular state in Central Asia with over 75% of it’s population Muslim.

    I was invited to spend the morning getting to know the ladies and had the opportunity to lead a 2-hour seminar with them on radical Islam and Sharia Law.

    Meeting and spending time with these strong women reinforced my belief that the extreme interpretations of Islam are currently the exception NOT the norm. More austere notions of Islam are, however, on the rise in Kyrgyzstan and appear to be attached to the younger generation.

    My report will be aired this month.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #Running: Back in #Brooklyn and find a long run after a 17 hour flight helps with #JetLag! Great to be back in this epic city #NYC

    #Running: Back in #Brooklyn and find a long run after a 17 hour flight helps with #JetLag! Great to be back in this epic city #NYC

    — 2 weeks ago
    #jetlag  #running  #brooklyn  #nyc 
    #Kyrgystan: rocking up Mount Sulayman w/ filming gear in 90F. The view of Osh was stunning, an experience I will treasure. Thanks to my team mate @joestramowski for being my Sherpa!!!

    #Kyrgystan: rocking up Mount Sulayman w/ filming gear in 90F. The view of Osh was stunning, an experience I will treasure. Thanks to my team mate @joestramowski for being my Sherpa!!!

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    #kyrgystan 
    #Kyrgystan: I had the privilege of spending an entire morning w/ a remarkable group of Muslim women who allowed me to observe their lessons as they studied the Quran. 

I sat around a table with them for almost 3 hours to gain their insights into radical Islam, Sharia Law, and the interpretation of the Quran by countries such as Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. 

An experience I will treasure and women I will never forget. The report will be out in the next month on Vocativ.com and MSNBC.

    #Kyrgystan: I had the privilege of spending an entire morning w/ a remarkable group of Muslim women who allowed me to observe their lessons as they studied the Quran.

    I sat around a table with them for almost 3 hours to gain their insights into radical Islam, Sharia Law, and the interpretation of the Quran by countries such as Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

    An experience I will treasure and women I will never forget. The report will be out in the next month on Vocativ.com and MSNBC.

    — 2 weeks ago
    #kyrgystan 
    #Kyrgyzstan: I couldn’t help but get attached to this gorgeous little girl in Osh. I was interviewing a group of Muslim women (w/ @joestramowski) who met twice a week to study the Quran. Given the horrific rhetoric of the small percentage of radicals that pervade the news at the moment … I can’t begin to explain what a refreshing and welcoming experience it was. 

This little one followed me around all morning then treated me to this utterly gorgeous shot.

    #Kyrgyzstan: I couldn’t help but get attached to this gorgeous little girl in Osh. I was interviewing a group of Muslim women (w/ @joestramowski) who met twice a week to study the Quran. Given the horrific rhetoric of the small percentage of radicals that pervade the news at the moment … I can’t begin to explain what a refreshing and welcoming experience it was.

    This little one followed me around all morning then treated me to this utterly gorgeous shot.

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    #kyrgyzstan 
    Me and my producer/camera guru (@jstramowski) climbing up Mt Sulayman in 90F w/ a stack of filming gear (including a Phantom 2 drone!).  

During the days of the Soviet Empire Muslims in Kyrgyzstan were not permitted to travel to Mecca. Thus Mt Sulayman became their sacred place of pilgrimage. #MountSulayman #Muslim #Islam #Kyrgystan

    Me and my producer/camera guru (@jstramowski) climbing up Mt Sulayman in 90F w/ a stack of filming gear (including a Phantom 2 drone!).

    During the days of the Soviet Empire Muslims in Kyrgyzstan were not permitted to travel to Mecca. Thus Mt Sulayman became their sacred place of pilgrimage. #MountSulayman #Muslim #Islam #Kyrgystan

    — 2 weeks ago
    #mountsulayman  #kyrgystan  #muslim  #islam 
    Stayed at a local guesthouse near a small town called Tup in Eastern #Kyryzstan, about 1 hour from China’s Western border. Here reporting on the cannabis trade and the reluctance of government authorities to destroy the wild crop that can grow up to 7ft tall in places. That’s a lot of weed!! #Hash #Cannabis

    Stayed at a local guesthouse near a small town called Tup in Eastern #Kyryzstan, about 1 hour from China’s Western border. Here reporting on the cannabis trade and the reluctance of government authorities to destroy the wild crop that can grow up to 7ft tall in places. That’s a lot of weed!! #Hash #Cannabis

    — 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
    #cannabis  #hash  #kyryzstan 
    This little fella was a fisherman in IssyK-Kul province, #Kyrgystan. He was completely fascinated with the #GoPro I used to take this shot.

    This little fella was a fisherman in IssyK-Kul province, #Kyrgystan. He was completely fascinated with the #GoPro I used to take this shot.

    — 2 weeks ago
    #gopro  #kyrgystan 
    Notebook in hand … about to talk to the Chief of Drug operations in Eastern Kyrgyzstan about the expanse of wild cannabis that grows like wildfire all over the region. #Cannabis #Hash #Weed #Blow

    Notebook in hand … about to talk to the Chief of Drug operations in Eastern Kyrgyzstan about the expanse of wild cannabis that grows like wildfire all over the region. #Cannabis #Hash #Weed #Blow

    — 3 weeks ago with 1 note
    #blow  #cannabis  #hash  #weed 
    Houston … we have a problem! #Kyrgyzstan

    Houston … we have a problem! #Kyrgyzstan

    — 3 weeks ago
    #kyrgyzstan 
    Was dreading my morning call of nature… and no, it’s not the Tardis! This was at a traditional guest house in Tyup, about an hour drive from China’s Westerly border. #Kyrgyzstan

    Was dreading my morning call of nature… and no, it’s not the Tardis! This was at a traditional guest house in Tyup, about an hour drive from China’s Westerly border. #Kyrgyzstan

    — 3 weeks ago
    #kyrgyzstan 
    Fresh fish, #Kyrgyzstan style. Fisherman line up to sell their catch from the biggest fresh water lake in Central Asia and the second largest in the world after the Caspian Sea.  It is surrounded by snow capped peaks but never freezes.

    Fresh fish, #Kyrgyzstan style. Fisherman line up to sell their catch from the biggest fresh water lake in Central Asia and the second largest in the world after the Caspian Sea. It is surrounded by snow capped peaks but never freezes.

    — 3 weeks ago
    #kyrgyzstan 
    An incident on the #BrooklynBridge this afternoon pulling the #NYPD Heli and Boats up the East River as responders scaled the steel wires up to the Easter tower.

    An incident on the #BrooklynBridge this afternoon pulling the #NYPD Heli and Boats up the East River as responders scaled the steel wires up to the Easter tower.

    — 3 weeks ago
    #nypd  #brooklynbridge