NEW YORK — When I arrived at the New York Islamic Center on Thursday afternoon, it was a familiar sight.
The familiar face was a group of young men wearing long black head scarves, and in their hands they held a sign that read “Allah.”
I arrived about 5:30 p.m.
The sign had been hung on a wall at the center, next to the mosque’s front door, for about two months.
I stood there for hours, watching them, wondering what this might be about.
Then, a few hours later, I went inside.
The center’s president, Yusuf Mehdi, a 30-year-old Bangladeshi-born man with a mop of black hair, stepped into the center and led a tour of the building.
I sat next to a young woman in a purple hijab and we exchanged greetings.
A young man sat behind a glass partition and looked at me with a worried expression.
After a few minutes, he came to me and asked me what I was doing.
The answer: “I am praying,” he said.
“I pray for my friends who are in this place.”
It is not a surprise that people are coming here to pray.
The Islamic Center is the largest mosque in New York City, the second largest in the U.S. and one of the largest in Europe.
The mosque is located in a neighborhood that has a long history of radicalization.
It is also the site of the biggest protest in the history of the U,S., when a coalition of groups from across the political spectrum gathered in the heart of Manhattan in June to call for an end to the killings and torture of Muslims in the Middle East.
This is the mosque that I visited with my wife, Amina, who had come to New York to pray at a mosque she attended in Brooklyn.
The group that gathered in Brooklyn that day was called the Islamic Circle of North America.
It consisted of several hundred people and was led by a man named Mohamed Mohamud, who said that the mosque was founded in response to the recent attacks on the Umar Abdulaziz Mosque in Istanbul.
The Muslims have been under attack in the Muslim world for many years, he said, and they are the ones who have to fight back.
When the Umasat mosque in Istanbul was bombed by the U-S.
government, Mohamad said, they took it to court.
“It was not an Islamic court,” he added.
“They bombed it, and the Umersat court ordered the mosque to be rebuilt.
The new mosque was not built in response.”
Mohamut’s group has taken up a wide variety of causes and goals in the United States, from the fight against terrorism to supporting women’s rights to helping migrants.
The two of us, as well as Amina and our three children, have been Muslim in New England for several years.
I had been at the mosque in Pittsburgh, where the Islamic Society of Greater Pittsburgh hosted the annual mosque event, and I had seen how many Muslims there were there.
I went to the Islamic center in Boston in late April, where thousands of people were gathering for the annual Islamic Festival of Light, which is held each year in a mosque.
I was also in Minneapolis, where hundreds of Muslim women and men gathered to honor their mothers.
But my visit to the New Center was different from anything I had done before.
This was the first time I had ever been to a mosque and I wanted to be as respectful and respectful as possible.
I knew I had to leave my phone at home because the phone would be recording me and it was my obligation to make sure that I did not interfere with anything.
But I also wanted to do as little as possible and do it in a professional way.
I have never been a journalist before.
So I sat down and went through a few quick questions.
When did you start praying?
Why are you here?
How many people are here?
What is your role at the Islam Center?
Are you part of any other groups in the mosque?
When did the mosque become a place of worship?
What were your thoughts when you heard the news that the Islamic Centre in Bangladesh had been bombed?
How did you feel about it?
I was stunned.
I could not believe what was happening.
This mosque was a sanctuary for the Muslim community in Bangladesh.
It was a place where Muslims could come and pray.
This bombing had a profound impact on the Bangladeshs, I was told.
What did you think about the bombing?
I have lived here for several decades and I have heard so many stories about this.
I felt very strongly that this was wrong and that the Muslims in Bangladesh are not safe.
I thought it was time to leave.
I asked if I could get a picture taken of my face and I left the picture there on the wall.
The next day, I