News: The Archive

  • 03 Oct 2014 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    The new MuBANY Women's  Committee hosted the first of a three part CLE series - Swimming with the Sharks.  Panelists provided members with valuable insight into how to navigate the board room and courtroom.



  • 26 Aug 2014 8:46 AM | Anonymous


    MuBANY serves as host committee for Dudes Against Domestic violence an evening of comedy presented by Dean Obeidallah and Breakthrough, a global human rights organization working to make violence and discrimination against women unacceptable.
  • 14 Aug 2014 10:38 AM | Anonymous
    MuBANY signs letter urging action regarding anti-Muslim training material in law enforcement.

    MuBANY joined other coalition groups in sending a letter to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism urging action to end the use of anti0muslim training materials in federal law enforcement FINALCoalitionLetterTrainings_8.14.14(1).pdf
  • 09 Aug 2014 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    MuBANY members volunteered their time for a one day legal clinic in Queens.

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  • 07 Aug 2014 8:59 AM | Anonymous


    MuBANY Board members joined other leaders in the Muslim community for an Eid breakfast with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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    Press Statement on Muslim Leaders Breakfast

     

    Comptroller Stringer Celebrates Eid with Muslim-American Community Leaders of New York City

     

    New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer gathered with over 100 Muslim leaders from across New York City on Wednesday morning at the Municipal Building in lower Manhattan to celebrate Eid.

     

    Highlighting the contributions Muslim New Yorkers have made for decades to the city, Stringer reflected on their citywide impact: “Today your community is speaking not only about issues of importance to Muslims, like school holidays and Halal food service at public schools, but about concerns essential to every New Yorker like affordable housing, job security and the education and future of our children.”

     

    Comptroller Stringer urged attendees to continue to build and keep lines of communication open to all communities as a way to help further dialogue and understanding.  Touching on the continuing strife in the Middle East, Stringer said to those gathered that, “In difficult times like these, it’s the strength of the community, respect for each other’s values and a common sense of responsibility that keeps New York City strong and united.”

     

    Stringer emphasized his belief that it is wrong and unconstitutional for government to treat an entire community with suspicion based on their faith.

     

    “We should build relationships with our religious communities instead of tearing them down,” the Comptroller said.
    In his role as Comptroller, Stringer encouraged all Muslim-American New Yorkers to continue to expand their participation in civic life.

     

    “I will ensure your tax dollars are spent wisely on programs that protect our city, while also respecting our fundamental liberties,” he said.

     

    Thanking the attendees for their commitment to peace, tolerance and community, Stringer closed his remarks celebrating the end of the blessed month of Ramadan by stressing the need to be united against intolerance and prejudice.

     

    “Acceptance has always been a cornerstone of this city where we speak more than 170 languages from 200 different countries. We must continue that proud tradition,” Stringer said.

  • 03 Aug 2014 9:02 AM | Anonymous


    Close to 70 members joined to break fast at Baker and Hostetler in Midtown Manhattan at the MuBANY annual Iftar.

     

  • 14 Jul 2014 10:57 AM | Anonymous
    MuBANY signs letter in support of suggested changes to NYPD investigation procedures to allow effective intelligence operations in accordance with legal and constitutional standards.July 14 - MACLC - Guidelines Cover Letter(1).pdf
  • 14 Jul 2014 9:12 AM | Anonymous
    MuBANY signed on to an amicus brief prepared by on behalf of Muslim Civil Rights Organizations in support of the appeal of civil rights suits challenging NYPD surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey.

  • 14 Jul 2014 9:05 AM | Anonymous


    THE ANNUAL EID TOY DRIVE!

     

    Buy a gift and bring a smile to a child's face!

     

    For the fifth year in a row, the Muslim Bar Association of New York is partnering with the Arab American Association of New York to provide books and toys to youth from low-income families. With your help, last year we were able to provide over 200 gifts and school supplies to children in need.

     

    IT'S EASY: To purchase an item, please visit the Amazon wish-list here and sign-in to browse toys for kids and books for AAANY's free education programs.  Add to your cart, checkout as usual, and items will be sent directly to AAANY!

     

    Each donated item is fully tax deductible. Please forward your Amazon order confirmation email to info@ArabAmericanNY.org to receive a tax deduction letter.

     

    Questions? Call AAANY at (718) 745-3523 or email info@ArabAmericanNY.org.

     
     
     
  • 12 Jul 2014 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    Read the statement below or see a copy here.

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    July 10, 2014

     

    For Immediate Release

     

    Contact: muslimbarny@gmail.com

     

    The Muslim Bar Association of New York is troubled by findings in the July 9, 2014 report by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain's titled “Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On” (the “Report”). Among the at least five Muslim Americans who were the targets of surveillance are two fellow members of the legal profession, Faisal Gill and Asim Ghafoor.

     

    In order to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the Justice Department must convince a judge with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that probable cause exists to establish that the targets are or may be involved with international terrorist organizations, aiding and abetting espionage, sabotage or terrorism. By all accounts, these five individuals have had no such involvement and in fact have lived exemplary lives – serving as leaders in the Muslim community and contributing members of American society. 

     

    We are especially concerned with how warrants for surveillance are being issued in practice and why this practice is targeting leaders in the American Muslim community when, from the facts at hand, the burden of proof for obtaining such warrants has not been met. While it is unknown for certain why these individuals were monitored, we fear that they were targeted in large part because of their religious identity and their protected First Amendment activities.

     

    The Muslim Bar Association of New York will continue to follow these developments in the coming weeks and months as more facts come to light. On July 9, 2014, we joined a coalition of human rights, privacy rights and faith-based organizations in a letter to President Obama expressing our concerns and demanding that more information be made publicly available to assess the findings in the Report. A copy of the letter can be found at:
    aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/coalition_letter_re_intercept_nsa_revelations_0.pdf.


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