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A view of Masjid Hazrati Abu Bakr Siddique in Flushing, Queens. Run largely by immigrants from Afghanistan, the mosque is believed to have been under NYPD surveillance. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Imam Shamsi Ali and Fatima Shama (l to r) (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Being Muslim in Post-9/11 New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York April 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Panelists discussed the importance of dialogue to overcome prejudice in a diverse city.

Masjid of Al-Islam with the Imam W. Deen Muhammad in Atlanta, where women sit at the back of the mosque. (Photo via Side Entrance,  submitted by the Atlanta Masjid of al-Islam)

Muslim Women Seek a Warmer Welcome Inside Mosques

In the News, Muslim, New York, Religion, Women April 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Muslim women activists want better access to sacred spaces inside mosques across the U.S., reports Women’s eNews.

Salma Khan, the ambassador of World Hijab Day in New York City, and sister of founder Nezma Khan. (Photo by John Walder via Women's eNews)

World Hijab Day Comes to New York

Muslim, Religion, Women February 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

In honor of World Hijab Day, Women’s eNews speaks to Muslim New Yorkers, who explain what wearing the hijab means to them.

Image from "Somewhere in America" video

Hijabs and Hip Hop: Video Challenges Stereotypes

Brooklyn, In the News, Media, Muslim, Video, Women December 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Women’s eNews reports on a new video set to a Jay-Z song of veiled Muslim women in Brooklyn and across the U.S. playing sports, posing in trendy styles and just hanging out, in hopes of turning the tables on mainstream depictions and stereotypes.

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Women November 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

In reporting on an upcoming comic book series headlined by superheroine and Muslim-American Kamala Khan, a blog in The Jewish Daily Forward explores Jewish and Muslim parallels, as well as the broad appeal of comic book characters.

The North Bronx Islamic Center at 3156 Perry Ave. in the Bronx (Photo by Hakeem Muhammad via the Bronx Bureau)

Muslims Hope for Better Relations with New Mayor

Elections 2013, Muslim, Politics November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

For many Muslims, Bill de Blasio was the first politician to address concerns of the community. Some in the Bronx spoke to the Bronx Bureau about surveillance, safety and the hope of forging a personal relationship with the new mayor.