Jacob Resneck is a professional journalist based in Alaska's capital city Juneau. His work appears in wire services, newspapers, magazines and radio outlets across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
On-the-ground report for Radio France Internationale from an Islamist funeral in Istanbul *honoring the gunmen* who had massacred employees at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris. NOTE: This audio file is slightly corrupted in two spots but played perfectly during broadcast.
HOST: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sometimes been accused of having an imperial, "neo-Ottoman" streak. Now he has the house to back it up. "The message there is that this party is here to stay as the ruling political force in the new Turkey," says Jacob Resneck, an Istanbul-based reporter.
A rockin' imam in a tiny Turkish village aims to show the peaceful side of Islam through psychedelic rock. But his initiative has brought death threats and a state religious affairs investigation into his activities.