Post Tagged with: "Muslims"

Srinivas Kuchibhotla (Image from Remembering Srinivas Kuchibhotla Facebook page)

South Asian Americans and Hate Crimes

Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

A political scientist discusses recent crimes against South Asian Americans in News India Times.

(Photo by Rob Erichsen via Sheepshead Bites)

Temporary Mosque in Former Burger King

Brooklyn, Muslim July 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

While they await completion of an Islamic center on Voorhies Avenue, Muslim worshippers will be praying at the one-time location of a Burger King, Sheepshead Bites reports.

Tusha Díaz and Sadia Irfan, at the Islamic Center of Union City, N.J., say that their community is still under surveillance (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario).

Hispanic Muslims Say They Are Still under Surveillance

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim May 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

In spite of the NYPD decision to discontinue its surveillance of the Muslim community in the city, many Hispanic Muslims believe they are still observed by federal agencies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The North Bronx Islamic Center at 3156 Perry Ave. in the Bronx (Photo by Hakeem Muhammad via the Bronx Bureau)

Muslims Hope for Better Relations with New Mayor

Elections 2013, Muslim, Politics November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

For many Muslims, Bill de Blasio was the first politician to address concerns of the community. Some in the Bronx spoke to the Bronx Bureau about surveillance, safety and the hope of forging a personal relationship with the new mayor.

Community and religious organizations call for Justice Department to investigate NYPD surveillance programs. (Photo by PaulSteinJC/Flickr.)

Calls for Formal Investigation of NYPD Muslim Surveillance

Government, Religion October 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

An alliance of community, religious and civic organizations are calling on the Justice Department to investigate the controversial NYPD surveillance of Muslims.

The American Muslim Council Political Action Committee organized a dinner in which elected representatives encouraged the community to get politically involved at the local level. (Photo via News India Times)

Muslim Pols Push for Grassroots Participation

In the News, Metro Area, Politics, Religion September 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Muslim congressman Andre Carson and others urged the Muslim community to overcome their reluctance and get involved in politics, especially at the local level where a community’s empowerment begins, reports News India Times.

‘Hijabistas’ Help Muslim Fashion Grow

‘Hijabistas’ Help Muslim Fashion Grow

U.S.-based designers and bloggers, know as hijabistas, hijabis and turbanistas, may be jolting stereotypes, reports Women’s eNews.

Musicians from the Turkish Cultural Center serenaded guests upon their arrival, and performed at various points during the Iftar. (Photo by Francesca Norsen Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Fasting Fosters Jewish-Muslim Friendship in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Religion July 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Brooklyn’s Jewish and Turkish Muslim communities use the common religious practice of fasting to build bridges of friendship and understanding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Featured Posts, Government, Opinion, Religion, Voices' Picks July 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Relations between Muslims and the NYPD have been rocky after revelations of the controversial surveillance program emerged. However, as Ramadan begins, a Pakistan Post columnist sees signs that Commissioner Kelly and the department are looking to start anew.

Vanessa Rivera-Abusaker and Sussie Lozada. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latina Muslims Face Ridicule, Find Peace

El Diario-La Prensa profiles three Latinas who have converted to Islam and face harassment from fellow Hispanics. From being called “Talibana” to trying to balance a religion seen as disparate, the women nonetheless hold strong to Islam, where they’ve found peace of mind.

(Photo by Ateqah Khaki via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Project Captures Muslim Call to Prayer in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Religion July 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds profiles artist Ateqah Khaki, who has collected multimedia clips of everyday life in Boerum Hill as a Muslim call to prayer emits from a local mosque. The website that holds the collection allows visitors to recreate the experience for themselves.

Shoppers at South Asian stores in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Zachary Korb, Creative Commons Licence)

Crime, City’s Economy Concern South Asian Voters

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, South Asian June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

The city’s finances, budget cuts and security are some of the top issues for the city’s South Asian voters, most of whom remain undecided, reports News India Times.

(Photo by Seth Freed Wessler via Colorlines)

Muslims Sue NYPD Over Surveillance

Crime, In the News, Religion June 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Civil liberty groups have filed a lawsuit against the City and the NYPD on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers caught up in the controversial police surveillance program, reports Colorlines.

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates  ­­

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates ­­

The absence of halal menu choices in New York’s public schools has become a political issue in New York’s mayoral campaign as Democratic candidates look for ways to appeal to an estimated 105,000 registered Muslim voters.

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral candidates at an Arab-American mayoral forum vowed to protect religious freedoms but differed on surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD and Brooklyn College’s recent sponsorship of a panel on boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.