Professor of Religion and Africana Studies Lawrence Mamiya was quoted in an article yesterday about the recent bombing plot against synagogues in the Bronx. The article discusses the mosque that two of the bombing suspects belong to, which is led by an ex-convict.
"I know the mosque and I know the imam very well," Professor Mamiya says. "He's not radical at all. He's very mainstream."
The mosque's leader also serves as a chaplain at the nearby Fishkill Correctional Facility, as well as once a week at Bard.