Post Tagged with: "Pakistan"

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L.I. Muslims See Challenges, Hope After Boston Attacks

In the News, Long Island, Religion May 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

A wave of fear swept through the Long Island Muslim community after the Boston Marathon bombing suspects turned out to be of Islamic faith. Rashed Mian from Long Island Press reaches out to Muslim leaders to gauge the fears and hopes of the community following the attacks.

Pakistani Election Violence Reverberates in NYC

Pakistani Election Violence Reverberates in NYC

Politics, South Asian April 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Supporters of a Pakistani political party stage a noisy demonstration in front of U.N. headquarters to protest the Taliban’s bloody bombing campaign against the country’s three major secular parties. Protesters said the violence would skew the election results.

Three Pakistani Americans discuss the upcoming elections in Pakistan at Gourmet Bakery and Sweets on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Election Fever Grips Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan

Brooklyn, In the News, Politics, South Asian April 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Pakistani residents in Flatbush are busy debating their favorite candidates in the May 11 parliament elections. The Brooklyn Ink reports that support for the party of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan’s is high in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

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)

Don’t Drag Us Into Domestic Politics, Pakistani-Americans Tell Islamabad

Immigration, In the News, Opinion June 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Pakistani-Americans have expressed outrage at a statement by Pakistan’s Attorney General in which he implied that Pakistanis who take United States citizenship remain loyal to Pakistan, despite taking the oath of allegiance to the U.S. Some worry that it will feed into American suspicions about their loyalty to their adopted home.

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

A celebration of Bangladeshi independence in The Bronx; local and national South Asian demographic shifts in the last decade; an organizing hub for the “Save the G Train” campaign; and more frustrations over the term “Polish death camps.”

Pakistani family faces deportation

Pakistani family faces deportation

Health, Immigration, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Shahid Ali Khan came to the US so his son could undergo surgical treatment. A rare side effect left his son severely disabled. Now as the family fights poverty, they also face the threat of deportation.