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Justice Before Breakfast: Why I Skipped Mayor Bloomberg’s Breakfast

Posted by Mufti Admin on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : articles 
Linda Sarsour

On August 23rd of this year I was invited to Gracie Mansion to attend Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Annual Iftar, a break of fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. For the duration of the evening I sat next to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. We discussed the significance of Ramadan and I pressed him on his department’s lack of response to letters we sent requesting to meet with staff of the NYPD training department. He nodded and said that he’s su...

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Senator Durbin's Act of Political Courage

Posted by Mufti Admin on Tuesday, April 19, 2011,

By Dr. Javeed Akhter

Illinois senior Senator Richard Durbin's decision to hold congressional hearings on "Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims," appears to be motivated by his stated desire to uphold the age old American value of religious tolerance.  It is also an act that required political courage.  Unlike Peter King's hearings on "Radicalization in the American Muslim Community", Durbin's has gone largely unrecognized.

Durbin's decision to hold the hea...

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What Muslim children are facing in New York schools

Posted by Mufti Admin on Saturday, April 9, 2011,
By Seemi Ahmed & Dr. Shaik Ubaid

Co-Chair Muslim Peace Coalition USA (New York chapter)

Probably you already know this.

A Muslim girl from Dreyfus School, New York, was beaten up, thrown to the ground. Her headscarf pulled off, as she was repeatedly called a “terrorist” a “bitch” and told “You're a Muslim”. She was threatened to be stabbed with a knife unless she handed over her cell phone and all her money. The victim suffered minor bruises and a cut lip. This incident ...

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