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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.

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.