Quoted: Patheos: American Muslims and the NYPD Trust Deficit

American Muslims and the NYPD Trust Deficit.

Do you feel comfortable living your life as a Muslim in America?

I do. I am firm enough in my faith and happy enough to be an American that I know what the NYPD is doing is wrong. They will not take my faith in either God or country. The NYPD may not believe in the constitution, the bill of rights, or civil liberties, but that doesn’t mean they are right.

Event: Speaking on Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism

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Dr. Hussein Rashid, a faculty member in the Department of Religion at Hofstra University, will speak about Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights. (www.mysinai.org). His talk will review historic roots of hatred against the world’s ethnic groups, and outline his desire as a devout Muslim to promote harmony between religions. A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Rashid earned a master’s degree in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School. He then received an MA and PhD from at Harvard in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. A consultant to two former U.S. presidential candidates, Dr. Rashid is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has appeared on most major U.S. television networks as well as those in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Russia. He has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post and on NPR. The talk is free and open to the public, and will include a question-and-answer period.