Tag: Islamic Center of Long Island
The role of Muslim Americans—and Muslim American women, in particular—in American culture took center stage last week after Trump questioned why Ghazala Khan, the mother of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, had remained silent as her husband, Khizr Khan, spoke passionately onstage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Obama isn’t the only president to refuse to dub terrorists who identify as Muslim “radical Islamist.” George W. Bush made it a priority not to conflate Islam with terror for the majority of his presidency. Six days after 9/11, Bush stood outside a mosque in Washington, D.C. and proclaimed, “Islam is peace.”
Titled “Upholding Moderation & Resisting Radicalization,” the series hopes to reach out to young people and anyone else in the community disheartened by anti-Muslim rhetoric whipping through the media and American politics.
“There is nothing Islamic about them, and it’s an illegal state."
The center plans to promote interfaith initiatives through conferences, seminars, essay contests and student visits.
“A woman can do anything in the world.”
Isma Chaudhry will be the Islamic Center of Long Island's 13th president since 1982.
"This mosque...is really a testament that people of goodwill can still get along and...live in peace.”