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Muslims to NYPD: ‘Respect us, we will respect you’

Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police infiltrating mosques and spying on Muslim neighborhoods.

Bundled in winter clothes, men and women knelt as the call to prayer echoed off the cold stone of government buildings. 

“Being Muslim does not negate our nationality,” Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid told the crowd of about 500 gathered in Foley Square, not far from City Hall and local courthouses. “We are unapologetically Muslim and uncompromisingly American.” (source)

Alhamdulillah…this is encouraging to see that Muslims are finally snapping out of that apologetic and victim state of mind, and finally starting to stand up and prove to the world that we’re not the sum total of the propaganda in the western media, nor are we accurately reflected in the actions of those that use Islam to pursue their own political and personal interests. 

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