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Imam Khalid Latif, from NYU’s Islamic Center, speaks during the protest. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito organized a rally to protest Donald Trump’s proposal to expel Muslims from the U.S. Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer and religious leaders joined the demonstration. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Comes Together to Say ‘Enough’ to Donald Trump

Elections 2016, Government, Manhattan, Muslim, Politics December 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall to demonstrate against the racist statements made by the Republican presidential candidate, El Diario reports.

Abrar mosque president Shahid Kaiser at the Church of the Mediator community space after Friday prayers. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

A Bronx Muslim Leader’s Plea to ‘Not Let Fear Take Over’

Bronx, Muslim December 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Yassine Taoufik, of the Abrar mosque in Kingsbridge, tells The Riverdale Press that the country should not reject Syrian refugees because of the actions of a small group of extremists.

Kenan Taskent (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Fostering Relations Between the Police and Muslims in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim, Police November 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Sheepshead Bites profiles Kenan Taskent, who as the Turkish-American clergy liaison for the 61st police precinct in Sheepshead Bay maintains relations between the police and the local Muslim community.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (center, with tie) and members of the Muslim community at an iftar dinner hosted at City Hall on July 2, 2015. (Photo by May S. Young, Creative Commons license)

A NJ Jewish Mayor Backed by Muslims

Jewish, Metro Area, Muslim, Politics September 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm

The Forward speaks to Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop about his relationship with the city’s Muslim community, and his Romanian-Jewish background.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Countering Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York November 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour and MPower Change urge governors and others to “stand by our commitment as a nation to refugees in need.”

Members of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York with community organizer Ali Najmi on the right. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Muslim Democratic Club Pushes for a Progressive Vision

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Muslim, Politics September 9, 2016 at 11:38 am

The Muslim Democratic Club of New York seeks to educate and motivate Muslim voters, particularly those in parts of Brooklyn this year, reports Kings County Politics.

Registering NYC Muslims to Vote
New York area Muslim groups are joining a nationwide effort to register thousands of Muslims to vote, hoping to get the total registered to 1 million by Election Day.

Registering NYC Muslims to Vote

New York area Muslim groups are joining a nationwide effort to register thousands of Muslims to vote, hoping to get the total registered to 1 million by Election Day.

Worshippers pray in front of Masjid Ebun Abass in Mott Haven. (Photo by Christine Brink via Mott Haven Herald)

West Africans in the Bronx Seek a Larger Masjid Site

African, Bronx, Immigration, Muslim November 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Masjid Ebun Abass in the South Bronx is suffering from overcrowding thanks to growth in the West African Muslim population, and congregants are looking for a larger site for a new masjid, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo courtesy of  Shahana Hanif's Twitter page)

Kensington Rally Unites Local Mosques for the First Time

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian August 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Bangladeshi community members, religious leaders and elected officials were among those who attended the Peace and Unity Rally on Aug. 21 held in response to the shooting deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

In the wake of the killings of a Queens imam and his assistant, Brooklynites rallied. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ – Communities React to Killings

Brooklyn, Muslim, Queens, South Asian August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Ditmas Park Corner and Queens Chronicle report on Muslim community members in Brooklyn and Queens reacting to the killings of an imam and his assistant over the weekend.

The Islamic Center of Long Island (Photo via Long Island Press)

A New Interfaith Institute on Long Island

Long Island, Muslim October 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm

The Islamic Center of Long Island is opening an Interfaith Institute to promote understanding of various faiths in the community, especially among students, reports Long Island Press.

The Unity Parade of Flags (Photo by SB News via Brooklyn Reporter)

International Day of Friendship in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Communities, Culture, Muslim August 12, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers the Third Annual International Day of Friendship, which celebrated the diversity of the borough where close to half of the households speak a language other than English at home.

Aizzah Fatima, the creator of a one woman show titled 'Dirty Paki Lingerie' that played at Manhattan College, performs her characters on stage on Sept. 25. (Photo by Adrian Fussell / The Riverdale Press)

One-Woman Show Challenges Misconceptions of Muslims

Manhattan, Muslim, South Asian, Women October 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm

A one-person comedy play, staged by Aizzah Fatima, sheds light on the lives of Pakistani and Muslim women in the U.S., reports The Riverdale Press.

Where to Get Your Goat

 Once a mainstay of a wide variety of immigrant cuisines, goat meat has crossed over into the mainstream, and commands relatively hefty prices.

Where to Get Your Goat

Once a mainstay of a wide variety of immigrant cuisines, goat meat has crossed over into the mainstream, and commands relatively hefty prices.

Outside the MAS Sheepshead Bay Community Center at 2812 Voorhies Avenue (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Community Joins Mosque Opening in Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn, Muslim July 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm

After years of pushback and court challenges, a mosque in Sheepshead Bay opened its new doors with the help of interfaith leaders and public officials, reports Sheepshead Bites.

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