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679 Ocean Parkway, a building "associated" with the suspect. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

In Kensington, Learning about a Terror Suspect

Muslim, New York December 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

A reporter for Bklyner speaks of her reactions as she thought about the young man of Bangladeshi origin who exploded a pipe bomb in a Times Square area subway passage.

Worshipers stand outside the entrance of the Bait-ul-Tahir mosque (Photo via Bklyner)

Ahmadis Seek Peace – Including with Other Muslims

Brooklyn, Muslim December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Ahmadi Muslims speak to Bklyner about the persecution they faced in their homeland and how that has changed – for the most part – in Brooklyn.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Congregation Wants Kensington Mosque Reopened

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian December 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Bklyner reports that the congregation of Masjid Nur Al-Islam in Kensington is taking legal action to unlock the doors of the mosque and take it back from the man with the keys – their former imam.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid

A Harlem Imam ‘Raised in a Spirit of Resistance’

Manhattan, Muslim, Video November 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

In a BRIC TV video, Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid speaks about fighting for social justice as the leader of the predominantly African-American congregation of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem.

South High School in Valley Stream, Long Island (Photo via school website)

A Trial Period for Halal Food at LI School

Education, Food, Long Island, Muslim November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Valley Stream Herald reports on why South High School on Long Island started to test halal food options.

From left to right: Host Brian Vines, Naz Ahmad (attorney at Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project, CUNY Law), Imam Khalid Latif, (chaplain of The Islamic Center at NYU), Amna Nawaz (ABC News Digital anchor and host of ABC Radio’s Uncomfortable Podcast), Zaheer Ali (oral Historian/director of Muslims in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Historical Society), and Mehdi Hasan (columnist at The Intercept). Also on the panel: Moustafa Bayoumi (author of “This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror”) and Dr. Debbie Almontaser (president of Muslim Community Network)

#BHeard: Being ‘Muslim in New York’

Brooklyn, Muslim October 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

A town hall in Brooklyn brought together prominent Muslim journalists and leaders to discuss the consequences of Islamophobia on Muslim Americans, reports BKLYNER.

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

Muslim, New York, Video October 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

In the inaugural episode of “Going In with Brian Vines,” the BRIC TV host attends an Eid celebration and spends a day with the country’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

‘Muslim in New York’ – a #BHeard Town Hall

Brooklyn, Muslim, Video October 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

On Oct. 11, the #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC TV will explore “Muslim in New York: A Community Comes Together.” Watch BRIC TV’s video of Farzanna Mohamed, who has coped with Islamophobia since childhood.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Officer Mohammad Miah prays in the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Muslims Pray in a NW Bronx Church

Bronx, Muslim September 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

An Islamic worship group finds a temporary home in a Kingsbridge church, reports The Riverdale Press.

Shiblu Ahmed (in plaid shirt), the son of Thara Uddin, at the vigil remembering Uddin and Imam Maulama Akonjee. (Photo by Anthony O’Reilly via Queens Chronicle)

Two Deaths in Ozone Park – A Year Later

Crime, Muslim, Queens August 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

One year after the killing of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Ozone Park, Queens, the imam’s son and others in the community have only one question, reports Queens Chronicle.

Attendees at the recent meeting held by CLCMA (Photo by Ryan Quinn via Queens Tribune)

Muslim Nonprofits Get Legal Advice

Immigration, Muslim, Queens August 1, 2017 at 5:34 pm

The Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America will hold a series of workshops around the country to help Muslim nonprofits, reports Queens Tribune.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

First Uighur Harvard Graduate Brings Xinjiang Cuisine to Flushing

East Asian, Food, Muslim July 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

After graduating from Harvard six years ago, Kudret Yakup has opened a food stand at Flushing’s New World Mall that sells cuisine from China’s Xinjiang region, reports World Journal.

Coney Island Avenue (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

A Bazaar to Mark the End of Ramadan

Brooklyn, Muslim June 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Muslims in Brooklyn celebrated the end of Ramadan at the annual Chand Raat Bazaar on Coney Island Avenue, reports BKLYNER.

(Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘The Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist’

Brooklyn, Muslim June 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

In a Feet in 2 Worlds podcast, a Yemeni-American feminist tells her story of living in two worlds as a Muslim woman.