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A domestic violence vigil was held at the gazebo at Rufus King Park in Jamaica on Tuesday by Turning Point for Women & Families, a nonprofit dedicated to helping primarily Muslim women and girls in domestic violence situations. Turning Point was founded by Robina Niaz, a social worker, in 2004. “Whether we are domestic violence […]

One evening in January 2017, after she had been detained for hours in a police holding cell in Manhattan and repeatedly told to remove a head scarf that is part of her Muslim faith, Jamilla Clark began to cry. Then, she relented: She let a New York City police officer photograph her without her hijab. […]

Asma Hanif approaches her email as if it were an emergency room triage system in a hospital. As the founder and director of Muslimat al Nisaa, one of the few domestic violence shelters in the United States open exclusively to Muslim women, she must quickly decide who to admit based on the severity of the danger […]


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