WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Islamic Center of Long Island — the oldest mosque and one of the largest on the island — has named a woman as its next president.
Isma Chaudhry is now the first-ever woman to be named president of a mosque on Long Island.
“It is very exciting. It’s an honor,” said Chaudhry.
Chaudhry, a retired doctor from Manhasset, said having the first female president of a Long Island mosque sends an important message, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.
“This is a message to dispel misconceptions about Islam,” she said.