Activist Ali Najmi (left), Assembly member David Weprin (looking down), Public Advocate Letitia James (second row, center) and Council member Barry Grodenchik (center) are joined by community members at a Nov. 16 press conference calling for unity. (Photo courtesy of City Councilman Barry Grodenchik via QNS)

Queens Muslims See an Uncertain Future

Elections 2016, Muslim, Queens November 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

In stories from Queens-based papers, Muslim leaders and public officials in the borough addressed the spate of bias attacks and other concerns in the aftermath of the presidential election.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexicans Demonstrate in Front of Trump Tower

Elections 2016, Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican, Muslim November 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Latino immigrants joined a massive anti-Trump demonstration in Manhattan chanting “We’re not going anywhere,” Diario de México USA reports.

Secretary General of the U.S Council of Muslim Organizations, Oussama Jammal, speaks at the Remembering Heroes, Building Leaders convention hosted by the Islamic Leadership Council of New York at York College in July. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Urging Muslims to Vote

Elections 2016, Long Island, Muslim, New York, South Asian November 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

The Islamic Leadership Council of New York urged Muslims to exercise their civic responsibility to vote, while the Pakistani American Society of New York held a “candidate night” on Long Island.

Jamiel and Sameha Altaheri (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Muslim Family Will Lead Pledge of Allegiance at State of the City

Government, Muslim, Police February 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

The family of a Yemeni-American NYPD captain will lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address Feb. 4, reports Gotham Gazette.

At Riverside Park in Manhattan. 200 people participate in the annual "Walk to Feed the Hungry" organized by Buddhist Global Relief.  (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of New York)

Buddhists Walk Against Hunger

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Voices' Picks November 1, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Buddhist Global Relief sponsored a four mile “Walk to Feed the Hungry” on Oct. 29, whose proceeds will benefit the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.

Aber Kawa (Photo by David Pastor for Feet in Two Worlds)

Voting and ‘Marginalized’ Muslim Communities

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York October 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Feet in Two Worlds interviews a young Arab American and Muslim activist on Trump, Clinton and how to bring marginalized communities together.

While waiting for their new mosque to be finished, Sam Huissain, left, and Kasem Alesaei warm up by a heater in a space that used to be a Burger King. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)

A Burger King Turned Temporary Mosque in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim February 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

The completion of a mosque in Sheepshead Bay has been delayed for more than a year, forcing the congregation to continue worshipping in an abandoned Burger King, reports Sheepshead Bay.

Trump’s Pakistani Supporter Faces Rejection

Trump’s Pakistani Supporter Faces Rejection

Muslim, New York, South Asian October 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Sajid Tarar says he is receiving “provocative and hate-filled” emails from some members of his community but support from some second-generation American Muslims.

City Campaigns Against Islamophobia, State Helps ‘Naturalize NY’

City Campaigns Against Islamophobia, State Helps ‘Naturalize NY’

Immigration, Muslim, New York, Video October 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

The latest episode of “Independent Sources” examines the city’s “I Am Muslim, I Am NYC” campaign and a state program to help immigrants pay for the cost of applying for citizenship.

Supporting Muslims in the Spirit of MLK

Supporting Muslims in the Spirit of MLK

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Muslim, Voices' Picks January 19, 2016 at 7:29 pm

In Bay Ridge, residents marched to support Muslims in the spirit of Martin Luther King.

From the Facebook page for the "MLK Day March in Bay Ridge to Support our Muslim Neighbors"

Brooklyn March to Support Muslims on MLK Day

Brooklyn, Muslim January 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm

A solidarity walk in support of Muslims will take place in Bay Ridge, which has the city’s largest Arab-American population, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reports Bensonhurst Bean.

(Photo by walnutwordsalad via Ditmas Park Corner)

A Message to Refugees

Brooklyn, Immigration, Jewish, Muslim January 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm

The group Jewish Voice for Peace has been putting up posters with the message “Refugees are Welcome Here” reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Imam Ahmed Dawidar addresses the group.  (Photo by Kinue Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Chanukah in a Mosque

Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, Voices' Picks December 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm

The NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee (NYCMJSC) observed Chanukah at the Islamic Center on East 55th Street in Manhattan.

Attendees of a Unity Task Force Breakfast held in August of 2014. (Photo via Home Reporter/BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/file photo)

Bay Ridge Group to Challenge Anti-Muslim Backlash

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Religion December 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm

A Bay Ridge-based community group is about to launch an initiative to deal with a possible backlash against the area’s Muslim community, writes the Home Reporter.

Image via IAmMuslimNYC campaign page

#IAmMuslimNYC Campaign Launched

Government, Muslim, New York September 27, 2016 at 2:32 pm

The city has launched a new campaign, #IAmMuslimNYC, to fight anti-Muslim sentiment in NYC.