The New York Times U.S. to Expand Rules Limiting Use of Profiling by Federal Agents January 15, 2014
Matt Apuzzo The Justice Department will significantly expand its definition of racial profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations, a government official said Wednesday. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Huffington Post Why One Muslim Group Gave The NYPD's Ray Kelly An Award December 17, 2013
Matt Sledge NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly received an award this month from a source that may seem unlikely: a group of Muslim community leaders. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The NY Daily News Lawyers want judge to stop NYPD monitoring of Muslims October 2, 2013
Daniel Beekman Parties participating in a long-running class-action lawsuit against the NYPD gather outside Manhattan Federal Court on Monday.
The National America's Muslims Share Martin Luther King's Dream August 26, 2013
Taimur Khan For the country's Muslim communities, the struggle of African Americans provides both lessons and inspiration for their own struggle for civil rights and against growing hostility. They have their dream, too.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Financial Times Magazine Growing Up Muslim in America July 19, 2013
Anna Fifield A generation of Muslim Americans has come of age in the shadow of 9/11 amid a climate of paranoia, verbal abuse and vandalism.
Faiza Ali, community organizer for the Arab American Association, Brooklyn, New York ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The New York Times Candidates Court Muslims as They Break Their Fast July 12, 2013
Mona El-Naggar The NYC Mayoral candidates continue their courting of the Muslim community, promising a crackdown on the police spying and additions of Muslim holidays to public school calendars.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Staten Island Live Staten Island Immigrant Coalition Urges House and Grimm to Pass Immigration Reform Law July 2, 2013
Judy L. Randall Immigrant rights groups gather in Staten Island to urge the house and Rep. Grimm to go forward with Comprehensive Immigration Reform to ensure rights for all and the return of loved ones. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Wall Street Journal Surveillance Of Muslims Leads to Suit June 18,2013
TAMER EL-GHOBASHY Coverage of the June 18th Press conference. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WNYC News Muslim New Yorkers Sue over NYPD Surveillance June 18, 2013
Anna Sale Further coverage of the June 18th press conference. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Courthouse News Service Muslim New Yorkers Decry Police Spying June 18,2013
Nick Divito Information regarding the ACLU's lawsuit against the NYPD and instances of police misconduct as experienced by the plaintiffs. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Raw Story NYPD sued over ‘unconstitutional’ Muslim surveillance program June 18,2013
Stephen C. Webster Coverage of the press conference concerning the lawsuit against the NYPD for surveillance of the New York Muslim Community.
AAANY's Executive Director Linda Sarsour guides NY Times columnist Poh Si Teng on a tour of the sights and sounds of Bay Ridge's Arab American Community, among others.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Village Voice Which NYC Mayoral Candidates Think Spying on American Muslims is Unconstitutional? May 6, 2013 Sydney Brownstone Hundreds of Muslim and Arab community members turned out for AAANY and the Islamic Center at NYU's mayoral candidate forum. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Broadwayworld.com Brooklyn Chamber and NYBDC Launch 'the Brooklyn Fund' Loan Program May 1, 2013 BWW News Desk The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the New York Business Development Center announce loans for small business owners at AAANY. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gotham Gazette New Paths of Opportunity for Immigrants in New York March 17, 2013 Chester Soria and David Howard King Teaming up with the New York State Office of New Americans as one of the 27 statewide "Opportunity Centers," AAANY delivers crucial programs and services to immigrants and new Americans. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Staten Island Advance In Pursuit of Immigration Reform March 16, 2013 Staten Island Advance Board President Dr. Jaber, and Executive Director Linda Sarsour unite with faith leaders to call for comprehensive immigration reform. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Raw Story Protests Mark Supreme Court's Hearing of Challenges to Voting Rights Act February 27, 2013 David Ferguson ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Time Video On Election Day, the Arab Spring Comes to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn A get-out-the-vote campaign in one of New York City's largest Muslim communities targets recent arrivals who are learning the basics of democracy as they vote. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Voices of America: New York Candidates Court Muslim Vote October 23, 2012 Peter Fedynsky AAANY holds a Brooklyn Candidates night to connect the community to local politicians. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Brooklyn Daily: "Teens fight ruling Syrian oppression with cupcakes" July 11, 2012 Will Bredderman AAANY Youth hold a fundraiser for Syria at the 6th Annual Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bay Ridge Life: "The Real Women of Bay Ridge: Arab-American Civic Leader Loves Helping People in Need" June 11, 2012 Paula Katinas AAANY director Linda Sarsour discusses leadership and the role of AAANY in the Brooklyn community. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Guardian: "Anti-Islam teachings 'widespread' in US law enforcement, campaigners warn" May 11, 2012 Ryan Devereaux Activists point to past incidents in the FBI and NYPD after military course urged soldiers to prepare for 'total war' with Islam. AAANY director, Linda Sarsour interviewed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City and State: Linda Sarsour- ProfileFebruary 6, 2012 Jon Lentz Profile on AAANY director, Linda Sarsour. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Tablet: The Stranger January 26, 2012 Boris Fishman A 24-year-old Jewish Upper West Sider helps run the most important Arab-American organization in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to 35,000 Arabs _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Democracy Now!: "NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Urged to Resign After Police Conceal Role in Anti-Muslim Documentary" Linda Sarsour interviewed.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ RTAmerica: "NYPD racially profiling Muslims confirmed" Linda Sarsour interviewed.
Febuary 23, 2012
AAANY director, Linda Sarsour speaks with RTAmerican about NYPD surveillance program targeting Muslim communities in New York._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Guardian: "Living with 9/11: the Muslim American
Linda Sarsour lives in Brooklyn and is from a Palestinian American family. She has become increasingly involved in community activism since the September 11 attacks_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Raw Story: "Young American Muslims call for Lowe’s boycott"
December 15, 2011
Eric W. Dolan
The Arab American Association of New York released a video on calling for Americans to “boycott bigotry” after retail giant Lowe’s pulled all their advertisements from a TV show about Muslims._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NY1: One on One with Linda Sarsour
July 25, 2011
Brooklyn’s Linda Sarsour is a rising star as she heads the Arab American Association of New York, raises children, serves as a fellow at the NYU Wagner Graduate School and finds time to win a “do-gooder” award._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Reporter: Star of Brooklyn: Habib Joudeh September 5, 2011 Jesse Lent
Profile on Habib Joudeh, Vice President and Co-Founder of the Arab American Association of New York_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Yahoo News: "Arab American Pushes for Change After 9/11 Discrimination" August 30, 2011 Yahoo News chronicled the AAANY's quest for change and tolerance in the aftermath of 9/11 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Brooklyn Paper: Banned on the Fourth of July
July 15, 2011
AAANY was turned away by organizers of a July 4th event "who said they didn’t want to turn a patriotic celebration into an 'ethnic event'"_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Arab American Bazaar Brings Summer Fun to Bay Ridge
July 12, 2011
"The Fifth Annual Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar, packed with well over a thousand people, featured Middle Eastern singers and dancers, children’s rides and amusements, crafts and lots of great food, with local community organization involvement."_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Huffington Post: NY Senators Clash Over Panel Testimony April 8, 2011 David B. Caruso Linda Sarsour testifies at New York State Senate hearing on "Muslim radicalization in the U.S." Boris Fishman