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An ad paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative at a Metro-North station in Larchmont, NY on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

‘Islamorealism’ Ads Coming Down In Westchester Metro-North Train Stations

An MTA spokesman said most of the ads have been taken down, saying that they had run their course. But opponents of the ads said the damage has already been done.

09/06/2012

An ad paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative at a Metro-North station in Larchmont, NY on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Controversial ‘Islamorealism’ Ads Go Up In Metro-North Stations In Westchester

The American Freedom Defense Initiative paid for it. It associates Islam with 19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since the 9/11.

08/17/2012

Gov. Chris Christie/file (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Addresses NJ Muslim Community In Midst Of NYPD Surveillance

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has reassured Muslim leaders he remains troubled by the way the New York Police Department conducted surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey, even though his administration has said it was legal, but again stopped short of criticizing the spying itself.

08/08/2012

Celebrate Israel Parade 2012 (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Thousands Of Israel Supporters Participate In Annual Celebrate Israel Parade

Thousands of supporters of Israel surrounded New York City’s Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m. on Sunday for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

06/03/2012

Anne Frank Center USA - New York, NY - Mar 15, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880 / AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel)

New Anne Frank Center Opens In Lower Manhattan

The words of the diary of Anne Frank, one of the many young victims of the Holocaust, have echoed on through time and around the globe to Manhattan.

03/15/2012

(credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Muslims Rally To Support NYPD, Say Surveillance Is Not Spying But Good Police Work

The NYPD has been under fire for monitoring mosques, Muslim merchants and student groups. Critics call it race-based spying. But on Monday, many Muslims gathered to say it’s not spying; it’s good police work, necessary to keep the city safe.

03/05/2012

NYPD Logo (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Potential NYC Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On NYPD Surveillance Of Muslim Student Groups

Responses to the surveillance range from cautious support to a warning about curtailing civil liberties.

02/26/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Some Muslim Leaders Boycott Bloomberg’s Interfaith Breakfast

More than a dozen Muslim clerics and community figures skipped Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast which is aimed at bringing people together.

12/30/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Muslim Groups Plan To Boycott Mayor Bloomberg’s Interfaith Breakfast

They say that the rights of Muslims are being “flagrantly violated,” adding they “cannot in good conscience appear at a public gathering with the government official who is ultimately responsible.”

12/29/2011

Lowe's (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pascrell Backs Muslim Community Protest Over Lowe’s TV Ad Pull

Members of New Jersey’s large Muslim community and some lawmakers are condemning the Lowe’s home improvement chain for its decision to pull ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims.

12/14/2011

A rendering of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center - Credit: SOMA Architects

Park 51 Becomes Wedge Issue In Race For Anthony Weiner’s Seat

The developers of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center were denied 9/11 rebuilding funds last week, but that hasn’t made the funding issue go away.

08/22/2011

The site of a proposed mosque is seen in New York, NY - May 25, 2010 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Sides Present Arguments Over Planned NYC Mosque

A group opposed to a planned mosque near Ground Zero has asked a judge to overturn New York City’s decision to withhold landmark status for the building site.

03/16/2011

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., center, the only Muslin in Congress, becomes emotional as he testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on the extent of the radicalization of American Muslims, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization Hearing

Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.

03/10/2011

Rep. Peter King  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rep. King: Islamic Radicalization Hearings Will Be Fair

“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.

03/09/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Upstate TV Exec Gets 25 Years To Life For Beheading Wife

Muzzammil Hassan expressed deep regret as he was given the maximum sentence when he appeared before Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk in Buffalo Wednesday.

03/09/2011

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