Islam

(Credit: Rabbi Yisroel Kahan)

Palestinian Motorist Hits, Kills Baby Of Rockland County Mother At Jerusalem Train Station

Rabbi Yisroel Kahan, medical liaison at Bikur Cholim of Rockland County, told WCBS 880 the child’s mother was from Monsey, N.Y.

10/22/2014

Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid speaks at a news conference outside City Hall on Oct. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Imams In NYC Denounce Violent Extremism

About a dozen imams from mosques in all five of New York City’s boroughs have gathered Tuesday to denounce violent extremist acts around the world.

10/14/2014

The NYPD hate crimes unit is trying to track down whoever posted anti-Muslim fliers in a Bensonhurst apartment complex. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Investigating Anti-Muslim Fliers In Bensonhurst

Muslim residents in a Brooklyn apartment complex are on edge after anti-Islamic fliers were posted there.

07/29/2014

Sharif El-Gamal (credit: Getty Images)

WCBS 880: Developer Behind Ground Zero Mosque Plans To Build Islamic Museum

The developer is planning to build a three-story, 5,000-square-foot museum dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture.

04/30/2014

National Sept. 11 Museum, as seen from Chopper 880, April 11, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

7-Minute ‘Rise Of Al Qaeda’ Film To Be Shown At 9/11 Museum Stokes Controversy

Some clergy members have written letters demanding the museum change the documentary, which they say unfairly links Islam and terrorism.

04/24/2014

City Council Education Chair Robert Jackson (Photo/CBS 2)

Muslim City Councilman Pleased As Candidates Back School Holidays

With both mayoral candidates supporting the addition of two Muslim holidays to the New York City public school calendar, one city councilman may finally get his wish.

10/20/2013

51 Park wedge (NYPD)

Officials: Landing Gear Found In Lower Manhattan Came From Same Type Of Jet Used In 9/11 Attacks

Police said Saturday that detectives had been in contact with officials at Chicago-based Boeing Co. who confirmed the wreckage was from a Boeing 767. Police have said the landing gear had a clearly visible Boeing identification number.

04/27/2013

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Lawsuit: Bosses Were Hostile To Former NYC Transit Worker’s Muslim Faith

A former New York City transit worker filed a lawsuit Wednesday, claiming that he faced “a campaign of hostility” toward his Muslim faith on the job.

04/03/2013

FILE - Passengers wait on a subway platform in NYC. (credit: CBS 2)

More Ads With Inflammatory Messages About Islam Appear In NYC Subway

Another set of inflammatory ads has appeared in 39 New York City subway stations, paid for by the same group that posted ads equating Muslims or Palestinians with savages last year.

01/08/2013

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Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Wanted For Attack Outside Queens Mosque

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the Masijid-Saaliheen mosque on Kissena Boulevard. When they arrived, they found the 57-year-old victim stabbed in the torso.

11/19/2012

Ad from Rabbis For Human Rights

Two Religious Groups Launching Campaigns Against Anti-Jihad Ads

Last month, following a court order, a controversial ad went up on the subway, saying, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

10/08/2012

MTA pro-Israel ad

Controversial Pro-Israel Subway Ads Immediately Defaced, Stamped As Hate Speech

In the wake of violent uprisings abroad following the release of an anti-Islamic film, some said they are worried the ads could fan the flames here in New York City.

09/25/2012

President Barack Obama (credit:BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages) and Mitt Romney (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Romney Accuses Obama Of Apologizing For America

Was Mitt Romney accurate in the way he portrayed President Barack Obama in the early hours of the embassy attack in Egypt and the consulate attack in Libya?

09/14/2012

Muslim Praying (file / credit: clipart.com)

Newark Imam Reflects On 9/11 Anniversary

Imam Mustafa El Amin said since 9/11, the Muslim faith has come under the microscope. El Amin said he’s spent 11 years trying to turn around the shadow cast by the hijackers.

09/11/2012

Rudy Giuliani (file / credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Rudy Giuliani Reflects On 9/11 Ahead Of 11th Anniversary

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor of New York at the time, says we have to remain vigilant.

09/10/2012

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