WNYMuslims speaks to Channel 4 news, condemning the horrific Kenyan mall shootings that took place in Nairobi's Westgate Mall.
From our Press Release:
"As an organization we condemn the violent acts of Al Shabab, the militant group which has taken responsibility for the attack. We consider this horrific scene, which has claimed nearly seventy lives and injured hundreds more, un-Islamic and inhumane.
These crimes are the work of extremists who are disconnected from reality, humanity, and do not follow the peaceful tenants of Islam. Islam is a religion that irrefutably condemns and bans the killing, abuse, and oppression of the innocent in any form. With these acts and with the mentality of hate, Al Shabab has torn apart the lives of so many, and has stained and mutilated the image of ‘Muslims’ everywhere."
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WNYMuslims had the chance to sit down with Professor Shahid Ahmad as a part of our new 'Capturing History' series in which we interview elder members of the community who have been a part of WNY for many years. Listen to his journey!
If you or someone you know would make a good subject for Capturing History, please feel free to contact WNY Muslims by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at (716) 923-4386. We are interested in those who have lived here for many years and have contributed to the community.
As a part of a WNYMuslims initiative in collaboration with the University at Buffalo's MSA, WNYMuslims was proud to work with Master Gorino's Pil-Sung Tae Kwon-Do school this year. The collaboration was an effort to bring free self-defense classes to women in the community! Listen as these two lovely instructors who taught the class speak about their connection to self-defense.
To learn more about Master Gorino's Pil-Sung Tae Kwon-Do school, please them at visit gorinotaekwondo.com/
WNYMuslims had a chance to sit down with UB Media Studies major Akram Shibly. He spoke to us about how he became interested in film and the importance of the Muslim voice in the media.
The Muslim Spotlight is an ongoing project which showcases individuals in the community who are noteworthy. Its goal is to create a sense of awareness, and InshaAllah (God willing) generate a sense of pride and acknowledgement in a community which is greater than it's perceived image alone.
If you or someone you know would make a good highlight, please feel free to contact WNY Muslims by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at (716) 923-4386. We are interested in anyone who is doing or has done remarkable things, however big or small.
To learn more about Akram and his productions visit:
WNYMuslims is a media driven organization, that has a mission to share with the public about the diverse and religious customs of Muslims, bridge cultural and religious gaps through various forms of the media, and to promote understanding between people of all different backgrounds, faiths, and cultures. We would like to hear from you and let you voice your opinions, list events, news, and anything else that is happening…
WNYMuslims is a media driven organization, that has a mission to share with the public about the diverse and religious customs of Muslims, bridge cultural and religious gaps through various forms of the media, and to promote understanding between people of all different backgrounds, faiths, and cultures. We would like to hear from you and let you voice your opinions, list events, news, and anything else that is happening in the WNY Muslim Community.
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To foster friendship among all Americans and other citizens of the world by bridging cultural and religious gaps through the use of various media, including print, electronic visual and audio.
And by participating in social and other media avenues that reach out to American Muslims and others.
To work towards protecting and preserving civil liberties, constitutional and human rights for all people by engaging in educational programs.
To promote understanding and to strengthen the bonds of faith and friendship between people of all backgrounds (nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and more).
To share with the American Public about the diverse and religious traditions and customs of Muslims so as to overcome stereotypes and prejudices within the Western New York Region and beyond.
To organize events that highlight the many unique contributions that American Muslims have made and are making in the United States and the world at large.
To foster respect and integration of all cultures in the United States.