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Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In his powerful new short film "Dastaar," NYU alumni Javian Ashton Le examines the pervasive bias towards Muslims and practitioners of Islam in today's heated political climate.

Faith Leaders Praise NYU’s Religious Diversity Efforts

Faith Leaders Praise NYU’s Religious Diversity Efforts

By Faith Gates, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, Top Story, University News

Faith leaders on campus praise NYU for its religious diversity.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Honored At NYU

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Honored At NYU

By Jami Tanner, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under News, University News

People gathered in Washington Square Park to honor protectors during the Holocaust, especially Muslim individuals, who often risked their own lives to save the “other."

Hate crimes require harsher punishment

Hate crimes require harsher punishment

By WSN Editorial Board

February 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The fatal shooting of 3 Muslim students at UNC shows how intolerance hurts college towns.

Service trip brings groups together

Service trip brings groups together

By Tejas Sawant, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under Features

Bridges, a Muslim-Jewish interfaith organization at NYU, recently embarked on a service trip to areas in Arkansas to provide disaster-relief.

Fast-A-Thon 2014 raises $33,500

Fast-A-Thon 2014 raises $33,500

By Alanna Bayarin, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014


Filed under News

Coverage of Islamic Relief USA's "Fastathon 2014" Fast-for-Gaza event at the NYU Islamic Center.

MTA sued over highly disputed posters

MTA sued over highly  disputed posters

By Nathaly Pesantez, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under News

Community reactions to a lawsuit levied against the MTA by a group trying to post anti-Muslim advertisements on MTA property throughout the city.

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

April 17, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The New York City Police Department dropped its surveillance program that placed undercover detectives in Muslim neighborhoods on April 15. Formerly called the Demographics Unit, the Zone Assessment Unit has been a secret weapon in the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts since 2003. The program’s exi...

Google decision to restrict video justified

Google decision to restrict video justified

September 20, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the Middle East and North Africa erupted in a series of protests against the anti-Islam trailer — available on YouTube — for the amateur film “Innocence of Muslims,” which was produced in the United States. The film, a blatant mockery of Islam and overarching insult to Muslims worldwi...

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