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New York Muslims Offered More Security for Mosques in Ramadan

The New York governor has instructed police forces to increase presence around houses of worship as the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Spectrum News reported. “This year with everything that’s happening around the world, they’re worried that, when I’m praying, facing The Qibla, what’s happening at my back?” Trustee of the Islamic Center of Rochester …

NY Students Hold Landmark Conference on Black Muslims Marginalization

A group of New York university undergraduate students held a landmark conference this weekend in New York, focusing on the erasure and marginalization of Black Muslims in the United States, Middle East Eye reported. “People don’t see Black Muslims as trailblazers. We are here to change that,” Raphia Ngoutane, chair of Black Muslim Initiative (BMI), said during the …

NY Muslims Form Patrol Unit; It Draws Support, Criticism

The self-funded group sees itself as a neighborhood watch. But there was alarm after its cars were spotted in Brooklyn without warning, or explanation NEW YORK – The sight of a white and blue car with emergency lights and men in navy blue uniform may be quite assuring for many people. Yet, a new community …

New York Muslim Charity Holds Food Giveaway for Needy

ROCHESTER, New York – A local Muslim charity in Rochester, New York, is hosting food giveaway on the first Saturday of every month, providing families in need with much-needed help during bitter winter days, WHAM reported. “I know a lot of people are out of work. They need something to feed their family and kids, …

World Hijab Day: Breaking Stereotypes, Shattering Boundaries

WASHINGTON, DC – Millions of participants are expected to mark the seventh World Hijab day next February 1, in solidarity with Muslim women around the world. “World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its 7th year. On Feb 1st of every year, World Hijab Day Organization asks global citizens of all faiths to …

Islamberg Muslims Speak After Foiled Terrorist Plot

ISLAMBERG, New York – Leaders of a small Muslim community in upstate New York, near Binghamton, have voiced gratitude to law enforcement officials for their efforts in arresting four people in Greece for a bomb plot, USA Today reported. “We grow crops, we raise animals, and we live like law-abiding citizens,” Islamberg Mayor Rashid Clark said told …

New York Muslims, Christians Unite for a Cause

An interfaith celebration of the holiday took place on Long Island Tuesday, pairing volunteers from a church and a mosque You could call it a blended family – ancient cousins of sorts – celebrating together. LONG ISLAND, New York – Muslims and Christians in Long Island, New York, came together for a common good, sharing …

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 …



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