Dispatches: The Amos 'n' Sirajul Flap

The Amos 'n' Sirajul Flap

Famine, flood and that George Harrison album. for years, this was all most Americans knew of Bangladesh -- and Mukit Hossain has devoted his life to erasing that image. "We are a sophisticated, intelligent, highly evolved culture," proclaims Hossain, former head of the Federation of Bangladesh Associations of North America. But despite his efforts, non-Bangladeshi Americans have had a fresh stereotype to associate with Hossain's homeland ever since late-night king David Letterman's roving camera strayed into K&L's Rock America souvenir store, hard by his Times Square studio, and discovered Mujibur and Sirajul, painfully good-natured immigrant salesmen whom Letterman's Late Show has...

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