There’s a building at 104 Powers Street in Williamsburg, an inconspicuous row house just around the corner from the rooftop bars, art galleries and coffee shops near the Lorimer L stop on Metropolitan Avenue. White clapboard slats, sloping roof. Look closer, and there’s a discreet, white turret topped with a crescent. If no one had pointed it out, you wouldn’t know you were walking past North America’s oldest surviving mosque.
On Tuesday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a woman falsely accused of blasphemy, in a landmark verdict. This long-delayed, historic decision freed Bibi after spending nine years on death row.
On a cursory level, looking at the NYC school safety report shows an increase in crimes over the years. Drawing from this, a necessary step would be to tighten existing security measures. But a closer look reveals glaring contradictions.
Pakistan and India are set to clash at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with both countries’ foreign ministers expected to present at this year’s general debate.
This group of young women is attempting to understand faith on their own terms. They begin, of course, with small steps: by talking about matters that concern and affect them in their regular lives.