Eileen Buckley, Assistant News Director of WBFO interviewed a few members of WNYMuslims: Faizan Haq, Amani Abumhamra, Nicole M and Fatima Lodhi. This five minute interview discussed the youthfulness of our organization and how we utilize creative media to combat stereotypes.
The NYPD had secret programs to monitor Muslims at the places where they eat, shop and worship. Part of this surveillance included undercover officers at Muslim Student Associations in colleges across the Northeast. WIVB went to WNYMuslims and the local Muslim community to see what the reaction was of this story.
Fatima Lodhi of Western New York Muslims said, "It's sad. I know now, like, a lot of MSA students across country, they're going tobe somewhat frightened to join these organizations, for no reason. You know there's no evidence behind what was released."
The Buffalo News interviewed a diverse group of individuals from the Buffalo area, reflecting back on the last ten years. Among them was Fatima Lodhi, Executive Director of WNYMuslims. Please read the excerpt below.
“I feel that everything we do is watched more closely,” she said. “We just feel like it’s not fair. People are judging Muslims based on one [incident].”
S.J. Velasquez on Buffalo.com expressed her experience on the tragic day ten years ago on September 11, 2001, while sharing with other bloggers WNYMuslims reflection video of community members looking back past the ten years.
Dr. Enid Bloch a local photography and founder of an online magazine Jewish Muslim Friendship that seeks to build understand between Muslims and Jews featured Nicole Mutignani, Managing Editor and Fatima Lodhi, Executive Director of WNYMulims. In the third issue Volume 1 Edition 3 on page 23 the article explained about the new comings of WNYM Productions tv show Olive Branch and Fatima and Nicole as hosts.
WNYMuslims.org was picked up by internet users in Malaysia. On Syahmi Yem’s personal blog website he published the news article about the neighbor of The Jaffarya Center putting a sign stating “Bomb Making Next Driveway”.
WIVB, a local news station, interviewed Pakistani-American’s living in Buffalo as an aftermath of the Time Square bombing attempt by Fasail Shahzad. Fatima Lodhi, Executive Director and Faizan Haq, Publisher of WNYMuslims were among those interviewed.
Jennifer Stanonis a reporter from WKBW, covered WNYMuslims reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden, in her video coverage and article is Faizan Haq, Publisher of WNYMuslims relief in the death of mastermind of 9/11.
Examiner.com is a website for bloggers, Steven Switzer as a contributor deemed his title Buffalo Spirituality Examiner. Steven mentions Faizan Haq, Publisher of WNYMuslims and his relief at the death of Osama Bin Laden.
The town of Clarence in their periodical the Clarence Bee, published an article about Dr. Enid Bloch, a community activist who is working to foster better relationships between the Jewish and Muslim faith through her electronic magazine Jewish Muslim Friendship. Among her advisory board is Fatima Lodhi, Executive Director of WNYMuslims.
In an article by the Buffalo News, highlights Dr. Enid Bloch, success in creating a magazine Jewish Muslim Friendship that promotes interfaith dialogue and cooperation. WNYMuslims is mentioned for its involvement in the magazine.
A local news station posted an article about Dr. Enid Bloch’s interfaith magazine Jewish Family Friendship by a community contributer, Patrick Klinck. Fatima Lodhi, Executive Director of WNYMuslims is mentioned as part of the Advisory Board.