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New York to Clamp Down on Hate Crimes after Muslim Officer Attacked

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK, Dec 5  – New York City officials on Monday vowed to swiftly find and prosecute any and all hate-crime suspects after a man threatened to kill an off-duty policewoman wearing a traditional Muslim head scarf. “If anybody’s thinking in New York City about engaging in this type of behavior, just

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Accused New York Bomber Due in Court to Face Charges

NEW YORK, Nov 17  – A man accused of injuring 30 people in September when he set off a homemade bomb on a crowded New York street, as well as planting other explosive devices around the region, is due in federal court on Thursday to face charges. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 28, is scheduled to appear

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New York Vows Daesh Will Not Ruin Thanksgiving Parade

By David Ingram NEW YORK, Nov 15 – New York City police sought to reassure residents and tourists on Monday that they would be safe attending the city’s Thanksgiving Day parade despite the militant group Daesh calling on its followers to attack the event with trucks. The largest U.S. city has prepared for such attacks in the

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New York Launches Ad Campaign to Fight Anti-Muslim Rhetoric, Violence

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Sept 27 – New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence, officials said. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads “I am Muslim. I am NYC”,

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‘Chicken Shacks’ are Lifeline for New Jersey’s Afghan Immigrants

By Joseph Ax and Mica Rosenberg ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 21 – They dot the landscape in this working-class New Jersey city, popping up every few blocks with names like U.S. Fried Chicken, Royal Fried Chicken and New York Fried Chicken and Burger and giving immigrants a foothold in a new country. One of these fried

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U.S. Portrays NY Bomb Suspect as Jihadist Who Praised Bin Laden

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Sept 21 – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the Afghan-born man suspected of weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey with 10 counts including use of weapons of mass destruction, portraying him as a jihadist who begged for martyrdom and praised Osama bin Laden. The suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami,

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New York Bomb Suspect’s Family Clashed with New Jersey City Over Restaurant

By Mica Rosenberg and Joseph Ax ELIZABETH, N.J.  – Long before Ahmad Rahami became notorious as the suspect in this weekend’s bombings in and around New York, his family was known in Elizabeth, New Jersey, for frequent skirmishes with neighbors over its fried chicken restaurant. Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in

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