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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

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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

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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

Rep. Peter King  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Interfaith Rally Protests Rep. King’s Hearings On US Muslims

A coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit and governmental organizations plans to rally in New York City against a planned congressional hearing on Muslims’ role in homegrown terrorism.

03/06/2011

Muzzammil Hassan, right, speaks with his attorney Jeremy Schwartz after opening statements during his trial in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Hassan is accused of stabbing and decapitating his wife, Aasiya Hassan, in 2009 inside the studios of Bridges TV. The Pakistan-born couple founded the station to counter negative images of Muslims after 9/11. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

NY Beheading Suspect Seeks To Represent Himself

A handcuffed Muzzammil Hassan was escorted from the Buffalo courtroom by a half dozen court officers after a strident appeal to Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk that failed to change the judge’s mind.

01/21/2011

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

Opening Statements Set For Wife Beheading Trial

Opening statements in the second-degree murder trial of Muzzammil Hassan were scheduled to start Tuesday in Erie County Court in Buffalo.

01/18/2011

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Credit: AP)

Key Backer Of Ground Zero Mosque Takes Lesser Role

The nonprofit group controlled by the developer of the Islamic center said it supported Rauf’s work but needed someone who could spend more time on the nitty-gritty task of building a congregation.

01/15/2011

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

‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Gets New Imam

The nonprofit group Park51 announced Friday that it had named a new imam to lead religious programing. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will focus on other initiatives.

01/14/2011

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