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Complaints of police harassment

Uncategorized March 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

“The police come to reprimand our children in the streets, accusing them of everything that goes wrong,” said Julio Canas, organizer of the group United Homies. During a community meeting on Wednesday evening, Hempstead Police Chief James Russo, responded ,“we are not placing an emphasis on these youth, we areRead More

Jailed Pakistanis deported to Pakistan; another 180 still detained

Uncategorized March 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

Pakistanis detained in various locations in the United States were deported on a chartered flight to Islamabad. Some of the 103 were charged with minor crimes. The detentions ranged from four to 18 months. A few were green card holders. They all were forced to wear plastic handcuffs throughout theRead More

Samaritans on train, strangers rally to help Sikh man face up to harassment

Uncategorized March 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

Gurpreet Singh is no stranger to being stared at. Few Sikhs are, after September 11th. As mandated by Sikhism, the devout are required to wear a turban and to maintain uncut hair, including on the face, an appearance that has unfortunately come to be associated with the Taliban’s version ofRead More

Citadels of 11 terrorist organizations discovered in Bangladesh

Uncategorized March 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

Dhaka, Bangladesh—The Bangladeshi detective organizations are actively stopping terrorist activities committed in the name of Islamic Revolution in Bangladesh. Now, 48 citadels of 11 terrorist organizations were discovered. Detectives think that these citadels were used for terrorist activities and training. The detectives think that terrorist organizations were involved in aRead More

Al Sharpton: I want to be considered on the merits

Uncategorized March 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

Ask Rev. Al Sharpton questions about public policy, and he gives terse, politically circumspect, moderate-left answers. Ask the controversial civil rights activist and would-be Democratic presidential candidate whether he is being held to an unfair standard because of his race and history, however, and you get an earful. It’s anRead More

Let us have a turn at politics: if patriotism is what they’re speakin’, you can bet they’ll soon be thievin’

Uncategorized March 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

The one who has run for office most often is a Republican gynecologist. Why would a doctor so badly want to stain himself with the dirt of political games? As people from Odessa would put it, is the New York City Council an abortion clinic or a family planning institute?Read More

Building community: A Long Island community center leader, and a good Samaritan in Brooklyn

Uncategorized March 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

In Seldon, Long Island, the Muslim community has an impressive mosque and community center. Nayyar Imam, a young pharmacist, is the president of this center. He is also a member of the county’s Police Advisory Board and the Human Rights Commission. He says that if Muslims wish to live honorablyRead More

Police handling of Bronx march should be model for City

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

The sour mood I was in Thursday night when a friend described how the Bloomberg administration was going to pen in peaceful anti-war protesters like a herd of goats on blocks bordered by metal stanchions, dissipated quickly when I emerged from the 149th Street D-train station on Saturday morning. ByRead More

Unlikely support from Arlen Specter

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Attorney General John Ashcroft said in a March 4 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that anyone living illegally in the United States who wishes to return to their country of origin is are free to go. They will not be arrested on exit. If fact if, anyone undocumented wants to leaveRead More

What Brooklyn meant for Pakistanis and what Pakistanis mean to the U.S. administration

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Before September 11th, Brooklyn was “home” for Pakistanis. Walking about on Coney Island Avenue one could be walking in a bazaar in any Pakistani city. The neighborhood was known as “Little Pakistan.” That terrible day in September changed everything. In subsequent days most homes raided were Pakistani homes in Brooklyn,Read More

What is so Islamic about the Jamaat e Islami?

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

It’s amazing to see how much trouble the Jamaat e Islami of Pakistan has caused for Pakistanis both in and out of Pakistan. They have a history of unscrupulousness from the beginning to today. When the movement for Pakistan was gaining momentum in India in the 1940s, the Jamaat wasRead More

Queens residents have high rate of late-stage cancer diagnosis

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

The late-stage cancer rate is higher in Queens than the rest of the country. Dr. Margaret Kemeny, the renowned oncologist, spoke at a forum held on March 10 for the Queens Korean-American community. It was hosted by the Queens Hospital Center of the Health and Hospitals Corporation. Dr. Kemeny said,Read More

Korean families breaking under financial pressure

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

One of the more serious effects of the long-term economic depression facing Korean families in New York is the increasing divorce rate. According to Korean counseling organizations, the economic downturn that began after last year’s terror catastrophe of September 11th added to the serious societal problems felt by many KoreanRead More

“Fantstico” joins the terrorists

Uncategorized March 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Last Sunday, indignation was the major response of Brazilians living in and around New York City, as they watched the most ridiculous reporting that the Brazilian TV newsmagazine “Fantástico” produced in its history. Titled “Fear in New York,” Fantástico and reporter Zeca Camargo traveled more than 6,000 miles to stirRead More

Loans help Bronx small store owners expand

Uncategorized March 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

Loans help Bronx small store owners expand, by Erin Arnold, Highbridge Horizon, 11 March 2003. English and Spanish languages. Leonor Chavez couldn’t have opened Diana’s Party Supplies and Flowers without it. Rosa Oviedo never would have gotten her restaurant, Tropigood, off the ground without it. And Leon Barber never wouldRead More