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NY Councilman Launches Muslim Empowerment Initiative

NEW YORK – New York City councilman and council speaker have announced dedicating $250,000 as a placeholder for a future Muslim Empowerment Initiative for the fiscal year 2019 in collaboration with the New York Immigration Coalition. “As New York state’s sole Muslim elected representative, I’ve had the honor of working with these very organizations to …

Unearthing History of Islam in New York

NEW YORK – Living in one of the largest ethnically divided cities in the world, Katherine Merriman has been working to unearth the centuries-old history of Islam in New York, through her Muslim history tour in the metropolitan city. “The response to the tour has been overwhelmingly positive. It attracts people of all ages, of …

US Muslims Win Victory Against NYPD Secret Surveillance

NEW YORK – After years of struggle, American Muslims won a hard-fought victory Thursday against the New York Police Department over “a discriminatory surveillance program” implemented secretly after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. “The NYPD spied on at least 20 mosques, 14 restaurants, 11 retail stores, two grade schools, and two Muslim student associations in …

NYC Pays $180K to Muslims Forced to Remove Hijab

NEW YORK – Three Muslim women, who were ordered to remove their hijab for mugshots, would be paid $60,000 each after a Brooklyn federal court ordered New York City to compensate them for violating their rights. “We did our best to establish a good precedent. On the one hand, it gives officers guidance, and on …

Ring of Anti-Ban Protesters Protect Praying Muslims in NYC

NEW YORK – In a gesture of support, interfaith demonstrators gathering in New York City to mark the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s first “Muslim ban” formed a human chain of protection around Muslims as they knelt down in the public space for Friday prayers. “It’s practically important and symbolically important to stand with …



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