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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.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid (Photo provided to Amsterdam News)

A Harlem Imam from the South Bronx

African American, Manhattan, Muslim June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

In an interview with Amsterdam News, Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem describes how the “Autobiography of Malcolm X” and other texts led him to become a Muslim.

Sarah Al-Silwi (Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Debating the US Role in Yemen’s Conflict

Bronx, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York June 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

The Yemeni community worries about the conflict in Yemen, and debates the U.S. role in providing arms to Saudi Arabia, which supports the ousted Yemeni leaders against rebel Houthis.

Men pray at the Islamic Center of Yonkers ahead of Ramadan. (Photo by Julius Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Observing Ramadan in the Bronx

Bronx, Muslim May 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Members of the Yonkers Islamic Center, the only mosque serving the northwest Bronx, tell The Riverdale Press what the holy month of Ramadan means to them.

Salma Awan and Meryem Jebaro listen to Detective Mohamed Amen speak about careers in law enforcement. Eagle photos by Arthur De Gaeta

Muslim Teens Attend Law Enforcement Career Day

Brooklyn, Muslim, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

A career day event organized by the Council of Peoples Organization brought together youths and representatives from state and federal law enforcement agencies, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo courtesy of Ping Chong + Company, via BK Reader)

Exploring ‘Muslim Identities’ on Stage

Brooklyn, Culture, Muslim April 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

A new theater production exploring Muslim identities, “Beyond Sacred,” will be performed April 29 at BRIC, reports BK Reader.

Ribbon cutting at the Manara Institute (Photo via Al Hawadeth)

Manara Institute in NJ: Adopting Moderate Thought

Metro Area, Muslim April 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The directors of the Manara Institute in New Jersey talked about their objectives at the ribbon cutting for the institute’s new permanent location, Al Hawadeth reports.

Imam Ahmed Dewidar of the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan addressing attendees at the "Passover in a Mosque" seder on April 6. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Passover Seder, in a Mosque

Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim April 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Jews, Muslims and members of other faiths came together for the second annual “Passover in a Mosque” at the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan.

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.

St. Pat's for All (Photo by Jacobia Dahm, Creative Commons license)

St. Pat’s for All Parade Stands with Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Muslim, Queens, Western European March 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

The St. Pat’s for All parade, taking place on March 5 in Sunnyside, Queens, will show solidarity with immigrants, refugees and Muslims, in particular those affected by President Trump’s executive order, reports Irish Echo.

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York March 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Two rabbis talk about their action to oppose President Trump’s Muslim ban.