NEWS: A book by AP journalists Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo detailing the NYPD surveillance program directed at NYC Muslims has been released today. The department has designated at least a dozen Terrorism Enterprise Investigations (TEIs) into NYC mosques and secular organizations, including the Bay Ridge-based Arab American Association of New York, according to the authors in a Huffington Post article last week.
Linda Sarsour, the Director of the Bay Ridge-based Arab-American Association of New York, is one of three new members of Community Board 10, according to a report by Will Bredderman on BrooklynDaily.com today. Woo! I’m very excited by this. Very, very excited. I really can’t begin to tell you how happy I am over this. [...]
The Bay Ridge Community Council is holding its 61st annual dinner dance next at Mill Basin’s El Caribe Country Club next Thursday, June 7. The event, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will include a ceremony honoring two Civic Award recipients. This years’ honorees include Community Board 10 member Reverend Khader El-Yateem, as well as William [...]
BAY RIDGE, POLICE & FIRE: The director of a Bay Ridge-based Arab-American organization has called on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to step down over his role in appearing in an anti-Muslim film, having it screened during mandatory counter-terrorism training sessions, and for the program of surveillance aimed at Arab and Muslim communities in New York.