Post Tagged with: "Muslims"

Jewish and Turkish Muslim members of Young Peace Builders have bonded through joint religious and educational program. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Jewish and Muslim Teens Build Ties in Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Religion April 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

A little-noticed friendship between Russian Jews and Turkish Muslim teenagers is taking root in southern Brooklyn thanks to Young Peace Builders, a program started three years ago by a community center and a school, reports the The Jewish Week.

Mohammad Sharif cleaned off his cab — parked in a No Parking zone in front of the Madina mosque on First Ave. — as he waited for his food from the halal truck. (Photo by Paul Bufano via The Villager)

Halal Truck and Mosque Hurt Business, East Village Merchants Say

Business, Food, In the News, Manhattan, Religion, Transportation April 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Police in the East Village are dealing with complaints from some merchants that traffic to a mosque and a nearby halal food truck blocks access to their businesses, affecting sales, says a report in The Villager.

Muslim activists hold up signs against police policies like stop-and-frisk and warrantless surveillance of their communities. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

‘Praying While Muslim is Not a Crime’

In the News, Religion April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Cries of injustice rang through the steps of a Lower Manhattan courthouse, reports The Brooklyn Ink, as Muslim youth and activists spoke out against NYPD practices of stop-and-frisk and community surveillance.

The buffet at African Cuisine Restaurant. (Photo: Aaron Leaf)

Carving a Slice of West Africa in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Food April 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds heads to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn where an enclave of West Africans flourish with restaurants, food stores and shops. A stop at an African buffet gives a taste of the diverse countries of the region.

Soheeb Amin, who says his Muslim Student Association and mosque were targeted by NYPD informants, speaks at a March 11, 2012 press conference at One Police Plaza. Photo: Seth Freed Wessler

NYPD Surveillance Has Lingering Impact on Muslims, Report Finds

In the News, Religion March 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Worshippers, families, store owners and students shared how the tactics of the NYPD surveillance program have permeated their lives with fear and paranoia at a press conference attended by Colorlines.

Photo via Jewish Daily Forward

Jewish New Yorker Campaigns Against Anti-Islam Ads

In the News, Religion, Transportation March 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm

When Akiva Freidlin saw the anti-Islam posters in subway stations last September, he decided to speak out against the campaign by launching his own. The Jewish Daily Forward interviews Freidlin, the grandson of Holocaust survivors about the crowd-funded “Talk Back to Hate” campaign.

Street Naming Should ‘Rectify’ Injustice to 9/11 Muslim Hero

Street Naming Should ‘Rectify’ Injustice to 9/11 Muslim Hero

Queens, South Asian March 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

A street in Bayside, Queens, is scheduled to be renamed after Salman Hamdani, a Pakistani-American who gave his life helping others on 9/11 and was first misidentified as a terrorist, the Queens Chronicle reports.

Un joven muestra una camiseta con el listado de víctimas de la práctica policial. Foto: EDLP Humberto Arellano

Marchers Unite to ‘Stop the Cops’

African American, Bronx, Crime, Latino, LGBTQ February 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hundreds came out last Saturday to protest police policies, reports Brooklyn Ink and El Diario-La Prensa. Demonstrating against stop-and-frisk and racial profiling, different communities marched from the Bronx to Harlem.

(Photo via News India Times).

Book Exposes Lost History of ‘Bengali Harlem’

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, South Asian February 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

A new book by Vivek Bald unveils the South Asian immigrant experience in America and its connection with the African-American and Puerto Rican communities, The News India Times reports.

Hajer Naili

Modeling Gives Muslim Writer New Perspective

Culture, In the News, Religion, Traditions January 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Writer Hajer Naili joined a Muslim modeling agency as another means to “show the real face of Muslim women.” Modeling gave her a new look not just in terms of religion but also with personal body issues, reports Women’s eNews.

Baza Roohi (left) getting ready to serve halal food at the FDR High School shelter in Midwood, Brooklyn. (Photo by Farhan Sheikh)

Opinion: Pantries Short on Halal and Kosher Food, Action Needed

Environment, Food, Opinion January 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm

With over 300,000 Jewish and Muslim families in poverty, an editorial in the Gotham Gazette emphasizes the need for Congress to pass the Kosher and Halal Food Act, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

(Photo via The Amplifyer).

Understanding the ‘Feminist Aspect of Islam’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion January 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

An intern at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) in Brooklyn writes in The Amplifyer about how the experience led to “understanding the feminist aspect of Islam.”

DRUM members take part in "Stop and Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling," on Fathers' Day 2012 in New York. (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Questioning the NYPD’s Use of ‘Entrapment’ Methods

Crime, Opinion, South Asian December 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

In a piece in the Bangladeshi weekly Thikana, opinion writer Kazi Fauzia raises concerns over the NYPD’s use of “entrapment” methods in the war on terror, particularly around the October arrest of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student.

Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

Muslim relief workers are providing medical care, helping clean up homes and delivering warm meals, a duty that is part of their Islamic faith, they say. “We were seen as people coming to provide help,” said a volunteer from the Arab American Association of NY. “We were seen as New Yorkers.”

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens, Religion November 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

New York’s Muslim community recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The crowds were so big at Masjid Al-Mamoor in Queens that worshipers prayed on the street. (Photos by Nabil Rahman)