Post Tagged with: "Muslims"

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

Small Group Steps Up to Bring Halal Food to Hundreds at Storm Shelter

Brooklyn, Environment, Food, South Asian November 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

A small women’s rights group took on the big task of serving halal food to hundreds of Muslim victims of Hurricane Sandy at a Brooklyn high school.

Mohammed Jan, president of Mabni Masjid in Morris Park in the Bronx. (Photo by Sonia Paul/The Bronx Ink)

Bronx Muslims See Disconnect From Images Overseas

Bronx, Demographics, Religion October 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Muslim leaders and worshipers from mosques in Parkchester and Morris Park said that the images of violent protests from Muslims abroad conflict with the way they live and worship as followers of Islam.

Arab Women Seek to Empower Community

Arab Women Seek to Empower Community

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Politics October 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Disgruntled with immigration laws, civil rights abuses, racial profiling and foreign policies, which they regard as unfavorable to Arabs, a group of young Arab American women has been volunteering to register members of the community to vote in November.

American Muslims women and children protests against the blasphemous film in front of the UN on September 28. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

American Muslims React to Anti-Islam Film

Middle Eastern, New York, Religion, South Asian October 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Unlike the violent reaction in the Arab world against the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” the American Muslim community has reacted to the offensive video with calm and muted protest.

Masjid At-Taqwa in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo: Aurora Almendral)

Muslims Speak Out Against Anti-Islam Video and Protests

Brooklyn, Religion September 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds’ Aurora Almendral headed to Bedford-Stuyvesant, where Muslim immigrants added an often-missing voice to a heated topic. Still, many didn’t want to share their opinion, fearing it would “cause the anti-Muslim ugliness to be directed to them.”

Children at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Photo by Hadear Kandil)

Essay: Ramadan Prayers for Peace and Solidarity

Culture, Featured Posts, Religion August 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hadear Kandil, an Egyptian-American born and raised in Manhattan, shares her reflections on a Ramadan tainted by the recent shooting in a Wisconsin Sikh temple.

Huma’s World: Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann raised hackles by claiming State Department aide Huma Abedin has links to the Muslim Brotherhood.  (Photo via The Jewish Forward)

Muslim Americans Under-Represented in Government

Politics August 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm

The call of Rep. Michele Bachmann and a group of her colleagues for an investigation into “security concerns” over the employment of Muslims in senior government positions revealed a little known truth – the under-representation of Muslim-Americans in the civil service, says The Jewish Forward.

The facility could open as the Al’Mamoor School as early as the fall, according to Aftab Mannan, inset, joint secretary of the Jamaica Muslim Center. (Michael Tepper via Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Muslim Charter School to Open in Flushing

Business, Education July 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Today in our roundup from New York’s community and ethnic press, we have a crack-down on Korean businesses; an op-ed about what President Barack Obama’s shift on immigration policy means for Haitians; a Muslim charter school opening in Flushing; and the passing of Richard Cosby, war hero and father of journalist Rita Cosby.

Hany Youssef standing outside the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George in Dyker Heights on Sunday morning. (Photo by Jihii Jolly via The Brooklyn Ink)

Brooklyn’s Egyptian Christians Worry About Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics July 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Coptic Christians and Muslims in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights are distinctly divided over the election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamad Morsi as Egyptian president, The Brooklyn Ink reported. Christians said they’re nervous about the future of the Christian minority in a Muslim Brotherhood-led country.

An inside view of ICNA RElief Temporary Housing Unit in New York. -- Photo courtesy ICNA Relief

Charity Reports Spike in Homeless Muslim Women, Domestic Violence

Culture, New York June 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

The Pakistan Post and the Urdu Times both reported that a Muslim charity and relief organization is finding it hard to accommodate the number of Muslim women seeking shelter at its temporary housing shelter in New York.

Sikh and Muslim MTA workers can now wear their head-dress freely - without an MTA logo - in a settlement reached with the transit authority on Wednesday. (Photo: The Sikh Coalition via DNAinfo)

To Settle Lawsuit, MTA Changes Post-9/11 Turban and Headdress Policy

Religion, Transportation June 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Sikh and Muslim transit workers who wear religious headdress no longer have to brand their turban or headscarves with an MTA logo or work out of public view, after the agency settled a lawsuit that Sikh and Muslim transit workers filed challenging the policy.

Radical or Regular?: The Muslim Students Association is often shunned by Jewish groups as a hotbed of Islamic radicalism. But Jewish student groups find the MSA to be a reliable partner for interfaith dialogue. (Photo by Nathan Guttman)

Jewish and Muslim Student Groups Overcome Distrust to Form Partnership

Education, Religion May 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Jewish students at colleges across the country are increasingly ignoring the “red line” that has separated them from Muslim Student Associations, and are finding their local MSA chapters to be reliable partners for interfaith activities, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

Voices in Focus: Jews Think Better of American Muslims Than of Evangelicals

Voices in Focus: Jews Think Better of American Muslims Than of Evangelicals

Crime, Religion May 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

A poll shows that American Jews have a higher opinion of American Muslims than they do of Christian evangelicals; a new app to report racial profiling at the airport; Etan Patz case brings attention to 14 other young children who disappeared since 1979; and a Filipino mayor in Pennsylvania who persisted despite racism.

Zan tried pizza for the first time with his host family brother, Alessandro Bruni. (Photo by Nancy Bruni)

‘America-Friendly’ and Eager to Learn

Culture, Featured Posts, Religion April 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Columnist Nancy Bruni was surprised to find her Brooklyn neighbors slightly uneasy at the idea of her taking in a Muslim foreign exchange student. And that apprehension, she learned, was mutual. Here is her interview with the student, 17-year-old Muhammad Fauzan Omar.

Indian Americans remember 2002 Gujarat victims with rally.

Indian Americans Remember Gujarat Riot Victims a Decade Later

Politics, South Asian March 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Indian Americans held a rally to mark the 10th anniversary of the Gujarat riots that killed more than 1,000 people, the majority of them Muslim. They called for the arrest of Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat then and now, who is accused of failing to protect his people, or even of orchestrating the riots.