Women's eNews interviews two women who live or have lived in New York after leaving Saudi Arabia. They discuss the male-dominated society they left behind and what is necessary to spur change.
Rap artists whose songs became anthems during the Arab Spring revolutions and ongoing struggles in North Africa and the Middle East will bring their words of politics and protest to the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, reports the Brooklyn Ink.
As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill providing federal funding for communities affected by superstorm Sandy, the inclusion of houses of worship as eligible for federal aid has prompted a political and religious controversy, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.
Several high-profile civil rights lawyers are urging the court to halt the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims and are calling for the appointment of an auditor to oversee the department’s activities in this area, Desi Talk reports.
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel demonstrators traded dueling chants in Times Square Sunday as the conflict in Gaza stirred strong emotions in the streets of New York, reported NYCity News Service.
New York’s Muslim community recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The crowds were so big at Masjid Al-Mamoor in Queens that worshipers prayed on the street. (Photos by Nabil Rahman)