Post Tagged with: "Pakistani Americans"

Participants of Pakistan Day Festival wave Pakistani flags on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn in August 2013. Community organizations hold the festival each year to celebrate the country's independence from Britain in 1947. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistani Community Shocked By Karachi Terrorism

Featured Posts, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks June 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

NY’s Pakistani community worries about the country’s future in the wake of the recent brazen attack.

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Women November 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

In reporting on an upcoming comic book series headlined by superheroine and Muslim-American Kamala Khan, a blog in The Jewish Daily Forward explores Jewish and Muslim parallels, as well as the broad appeal of comic book characters.

Fifteen-year-old Amira Ashfaq immigrated to the United States in 2006. (Photo by Aisha Asif via The Brooklyn Ink)

Pakistani Teen Caught Between Two Cultures

Brooklyn, Culture, Immigration, In the News, Traditions May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Brooklyn Ink unveils the day-to-day struggles of a Pakistani-American teen who finds it challenging to balance the two cultures in her life. She helps her non-English speaking parents navigate life in America and is expected to abide by the family’s conservative traditions.

Did Pakistanis Vote for a Tiger or a Lion?

Did Pakistanis Vote for a Tiger or a Lion?

When supporters of Pakistan’s prime minister-elect Mian Nawaz Sharif stamped their approval on his PML-N party’s election symbol of a tiger, were they really voting for a lion? Newspaper editors, party supporters and members of the New York Pakistani community are not really sure.

Opinion: Will Pakistan Vote for a New Direction?

Opinion: Will Pakistan Vote for a New Direction?

Opinion, Politics, South Asian May 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The world is anxiously watching Pakistan’s election. At stake is not just the control of parliamentary institutions, which will give birth to a new government, but the direction the country is headed into.

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.

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.

People from different communities watching the presidential debate at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights. Organizers also screened a documentary on Malala Yousafzai after the debate. (Photo via VOPA)

Attack on Malala Yousafzai Reverberates in NY’s Desi Enclaves

New York, Politics, South Asian October 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The Taliban attack on 15-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai reverberates in Americans of Pakistan descent 10 days after she was shot in the head while riding in a school bus in Mingora, the largest city of the Swat Valley in Pakistan’s troubled northwest.

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.