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Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Looks to Build ‘Community of Welcome’

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Chickens, drained of blood, are washed in boiling water.

Madani Halal: After the Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

Amada Sahar Quezada, in Astoria, Queens, near the East River. (Photo by Javier Castaño)

Latina Muslim Speaks Out Against Prejudice

Dominican, Muslim, Queens February 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Amada Sahar Quezada, a Dominican woman who converted to Islam after 9/11, speaks out against prejudice and misinformation, in Queens Latino.

Volunteer at #oneNewYork event  distributing flyers on Feb. 8 about services and legal rights available to all in the city. (Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

‘Day of Action’ for All New Yorkers

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, New York February 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

In response to President Trump’s executive orders, volunteers distributed leaflets outside subway stations to inform Muslims and immigrants about the city’s legal and social services.

Most Latino Muslims are women who have converted. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Muslims Twice-Vulnerable Under Trump

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim February 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Many immigrants fear that their being Hispanic and Muslim makes them an easier target for discrimination and even hate crimes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Muslim Americans pray outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport on Feb. 3. (Photos by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Jummah at JFK

Featured Posts, Immigration, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.

Raúl Arriaga, a Hispanic employee at the Golden Deli bodega, and owner Adman Alshabbi joined the protest. New York bodegas closed to protest the anti-Muslim measures of Trump’s government. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Bodega Employees Support Yemeni-Led Trump Protest

Business, Latino, Muslim, New York February 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Latino bodega employees supported the demonstration against the president’s anti-Muslim measures, saying that it is necessary to join in to stop the current government’s abuse, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Saleh Kassim at Cortelyou Smoke Shop & Deli. (Photo by Carly Miller via BKLYNER)

Yemeni Bodega Owners in Brooklyn Speak Out

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Before the Yemeni-owners of bodegas across the city shuttered their doors in protest of the “Muslim ban,” BKLYNER spoke to some of them in Ditmas Park for their take on the executive order.

Linda Sarsour speaking at the Festival of Faiths meeting in May 2016. (Photo by Festival of Faiths, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Jewish Women Must Stand with Linda Sarsour

Immigration, Jewish, Muslim, Opinion, Women February 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

An opinion piece in The Forward argues for intersectional values, and support of activist Linda Sarsour, in the fight against xenophobia, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment.

Jan. 29, 2017 - Protesters march towards the US Customs and Immigration Services building in lower Manhattan. Photo by Julius Motal

Thousands Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

Featured Posts, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim January 30, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Protesters came out in force to oppose President Trump’s ban on entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven countries.

(Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

Protesting Trump Actions in Washington Square

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, Voices' Picks January 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

News of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration and anti-refugee executive orders brought thousands of protesters to Washington Square Park on the night of Jan. 25.

Beautician Huda Quhshi designed Le’Jemalik as a beauty safe haven for Muslim women to quite literally let their hair down. (Photo by Caroline Spivack via Brooklyn Paper)

Women-Only Salon Aimed at Muslims

Brooklyn, Business, Muslim, Women January 13, 2017 at 11:05 am

Le’Jemalik, opening soon in Bay Ridge, will give peace of mind to women who wear a hijab, according to Brooklyn Reporter.

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Video, Youth January 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Children of different faiths gathered at the Madina Masjid on Jan. 8 to play games and eat pizza, to demonstrate in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win, that it’s possible to unite and play together.

Advocates rally at Department of Education headquarters (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Protecting NYC Students from Bias

Black, Education, Immigration, Latino, Muslim, Youth December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Protesters at the NYC Department of Education headquarters said the department should do a better job of ensuring that schools are a sanctuary from “the Trump effect” for immigrant students, students of color and LGBT students, Amsterdam News reports.

Windsor Terrace and  Kensington neighbors rally at the Ft. Hamilton Pkwy F/G, December 12. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Grandmas Against Islamophobia,’ and Others, in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim December 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

In Brooklyn, residents protested anti-Muslim graffiti at a local train station, reports Ditmas Park Corner.