The man walked into the Masjid Bilala Mosque on Fulton Street through an open rear window around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.
Isma Chaudhry said having the first female president of a Long Island mosque sends an important message.
Residents in Midland Park, New Jersey took no issue with a church in their backyard, but on Friday, some neighbors were saying they do not want a mosque to replace it.
Police remembered one of their own on Sunday, with a ride through Harlem. Cops made their way to the 28th Precinct where murdered patrolman Philip Cardillo had been assigned.
The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
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.
Christian, Jewish and Muslim volunteers came together Sunday to refurbish the “Shul in the Mosque,” a synagogue that happens to be situated inside of a mosque in the Bronx.
The suspect was last seen wearing a dark suit jacket with an emblem patch on the left pocket and was possibly driving a Toyota SUV with a New York license plate, police said.
Police on Saturday were asking for the public’s help in finding a thief who stole a 65-year-old woman’s pocketbook as she prayed at a mosque in Queens earlier this month.
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.
A Muslim man in Flushing, Queens survived a brutal stabbing right in front of his own mosque, and the the victim told CBS 2 in an exclusive interview that the motive was pure hate.
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.
Police monitored Muslim student group websites across the Northeast and noted which professors were lecturing.
Bloomberg said no one should generalize about any group, but authorities must respond to the threat of criminal activity.
Rauf, the man behind the Park 51 Islamic cultural center, said bin Laden’s death can bring “closure and healing around 9/11.”