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QC MSA hosts Sheikh Yusuf Estes

The Queens College Muslim Students Association hosted an event on Nov. 23 for Sheikh Yusuf Estes to impart his philosophy about Islam to students. Estes was born in 1944 as a Christian in Ohio. Born Joseph Estes, he converted from Christianity to Islam in July 1991 in Egypt. His name was changed from Joseph to […]

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MSA chapter at QC helps during Charity Week

The Muslim Student Association’s chapter at Queens College raised the most money for Charity Week, which provides funds for people in need. Charity Week is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that functions under Islamic Relief and unites young people to raise money. In late October, more than 20 volunteers organized events like a tennis tournament and […]

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Students remember those lost at Chapel Hill

Queens College students honored the lives lost at Chapel Hill, North Carolina in a candlelight vigil on Feb. 18 with a wide attendance of students and faculty members. Groups such as the Muslim Student Association, Project Sunshine and Amnesty International helped organize the event. Guest speakers included Afaf Nasher and Ibrahim Mossallem, both members of the Council on […]

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Muslim students dispel myths about Islam and extremism

The recent attacks in Europe led to a resurgence of the role of Islam in relation to extremism. On Jan. 7, gunmen, all Muslims, attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, a French satirical magazine, which published controversial cartoons that concerned Islam. Twelve people were killed. On Feb. 15, a shooting occurred in Copenhagen, the capital […]

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Climate of fear still exists as new report details extent of NYPD surveillance program

Two years ago, The Associated Press released numerous stories of the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims and controversy erupted as to whether the NYPD could be trusted as a result of this evidence made public. A report by a coalition of civil liberty groups has detailed the impact of the surveillance program by […]

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