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What is our fault?

Uncategorized January 4, 2002 at 12:00 am

It’s September 11. The World Trade Center is burning. America is facing the worst disaster in its history. Everybody is mourning and crying. That day was devastating and totally unacceptable to anyone who understands the profound value and importance of a human life. Thousands of innocent people lost their lives.Read More

Pakistani Detainees Speak Out

Uncategorized January 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

“We are not criminals, but we are treated as such. We do not even know what the future holds for us. We are not certain whether we will ever be freed, deported or remained jailed.” The man being treated like a “criminal” is one of about 200 Pakistanis being heldRead More

Bangladeshi-American Drops “Mohammad” from his name due to fears of discrimination

Uncategorized January 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

Though regrettable, it’s true that one Bangladeshi-American has abandoned “Mohammad” from his name through an affidavit. The man, formerly named Mohammad Reza, changed his name to “Reza Hayat,” because, he said, he was victimized because his name was Mohammad. Mohammad Reza is 37 years old, and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma,Read More

The Companiganj Samity in New York donated $10,000 to those affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Uncategorized January 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Companiganj Welfare Association of New York donated $10,000 to help the people affected by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The money was handed over at the installation ceremony of the Association at Montauk school auditorium recently. A representative from the New York Police Department received theRead More

Pakistani Store Set Afire

Uncategorized January 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

Syed Hamim Shah, a Pakistani immigrant and resident of Staten Island suffered a loss of over half a million dollars when two unknown white men burned down his grocery store a couple of weeks ago. Before throwing a bag full of explosives on the floor, the attackers verbally abused theRead More

Bangladeshi-American Drops "Mohammad" from his name due to fears of discrimination

Uncategorized January 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

Though regrettable, it’s true that one Bangladeshi-American has abandoned “Mohammad” from his name through an affidavit. The man, formerly named Mohammad Reza, changed his name to “Reza Hayat,” because, he said, he was victimized because his name was Mohammad. Mohammad Reza is 37 years old, and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma,Read More

Why don’t we blame America? Why don’t we blame ourselves?

Uncategorized December 17, 2001 at 12:00 am

No one doubts that the events of September 11 have created a radical shift in the thinking and psyche of the United States, from ordinary Americans to the top of the pyramid of power. This change is not necessarily a positive one, in many aspects, it is indeed negative. ListingRead More

Why don't we blame America? Why don't we blame ourselves?

Uncategorized December 17, 2001 at 12:00 am

No one doubts that the events of September 11 have created a radical shift in the thinking and psyche of the United States, from ordinary Americans to the top of the pyramid of power. This change is not necessarily a positive one, in many aspects, it is indeed negative. ListingRead More

Terror Debate Seen as more vibrant in India than US

Uncategorized December 14, 2001 at 12:00 am

While governments in both the United States and India have a history of assuming more powers in perceived emergencies, New Delhi appears savvier about the consequences of such powers than Washington. Such an inference can be drawn from the level and intensity of debate engendered in the two countries theRead More

The Newsagent who does not want Israeli Customers

Uncategorized December 7, 2001 at 12:00 am

One of the most distinctive characteristics of New York is that it is a microcosm of the world, a place full of people of different countries, races and religions. The residents of the city share one destiny. All that is necessary is toleration between peoples, even if the city isRead More

Muslim Detainees in New Jersey End Hunger Strike

Uncategorized December 7, 2001 at 12:00 am

Newark, NJ: A group of Muslims held in custody since shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks has ended a hunger strike it called to protest their continued detention. Seven detainees in the Hudson County Jail in Kearny, and about a half-dozen in the Passaic County Jail in Paterson began eatingRead More

FBI sets up Pakistan post

Uncategorized December 7, 2001 at 12:00 am

Karachi: America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has set up a post at Karachi International Airport to monitor passengers going out of the country. The monitoring program has been planned for some time but became more urgent following the 11 September attacks on America. The FBI, with the cooperation ofRead More

As need grows, Passover packages on the rise

Uncategorized April 18, 2001 at 8:01 pm

For thousands of New Yorkers this week, there was no freedom from want at Passover. At seders from Marine Park, Brooklyn, to Cedarhurst in the Five Towns, more of the ritual food that lined the dining room and kitchen tables was in the form of handouts than at any timeRead More