The Disappeared of Brooklyn
From Gotham Gazette
Since September 11, law enforcement agents have raided hundreds of
apartments, private homes, offices in New York, especially in Brooklyn, and
arrested many Pakistanis. Some of their families still do not know where they
are. (Also see editorial from Independent Press Association.)
Economic Crises Forces Some Bangladeshis to Return Home
From Bangla Patrika
Because of the economy, some Bangladeshis have been forced to leave New York
in search of better opportunities in other states, and a few are even
preparing to return to their home country.
Prayers, Politics, Panels and Protests: New York's South Asians
Cope With A Dual Tragedy
In the days since September 11, New York City's South Asian community has
sought to convince Americans that South Asians and Muslims are not the enemy.
And for this cause, they enlisted politicians and Bollywood celebrities as
well as everyday citizens.
Compensation Law Protects Victims' Relatives
Relatives of victims of American Airlines 587 are entitled to compensation
under U.S. and New York laws as well as international treaties, according to
Jesus Pena, a legal expert. This Q & A explains the details.
Filipino Americans Grieve, Unite After Tragedy
From the Filipino Express
An independent tally indicates 23 Filipino Americans died in the September 11
terrorist attacks. Like all New Yorkers, local Filipinos are mourning the
lost and working for "bayanihan," a Filipino term for community cooperation.
Muslim Youth Unfairly Targeted
From Youth Communications Magazine
Seventeen-year-old reporter Abanty Farzana writes about the fear and
discrimination facing Muslim young people in New York City.
World Trade Center Victims Become U.S. Citizens
From El Diario/LA PRENSA
New York Representative Jose Serrano introduced a bill that would grant
citizenship to the legal residents who died in the terrorist attacks on
September 11. The bill, however, does not extend to the family members of
Counting Muslims In the U.S.
From Gotham Gazette
There is a heated debate about how many Muslims currently live in the U.S.
Despite differences in the total numbers, many researchers agree that Muslims
are growing in influence and prosperity.
Pakistani-Americans Decry Unjust Treatment
From the Independent Press Association
More than 300 Pakistanis in New York have been detained since September 11.
Most were picked up due to minor immigration violations, says Sada e Pakistan
reporter Mohsin Zaheer. Some have been released but many are still in prison.
(Also see news story from Gotham Gazette)
The Bloomberg Years
From the Haitian Times
This Haitian Times editorial page says Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was never a
friend of the Haitian community and hopes that Michael Bloomberg will be more
No Time To Cut World Trade Center Workers
From the Irish Echo
The Irish Echo laments the clash between firefighters and police officers
near the rubble of the World Trade Center.
The Maturity of Hispanic Voters
This editorial from Hoy asserts that in the mayoral election, Hispanic voters
debunked traditional stereotypes. The Hispanic vote has become a powerful
force that candidates must take seriously.