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When you don’t know your place in America

On a hot summer day, I walked into a makeshift mosque in Harlem’s Upper East Side, with a crowd of people, mostly young men in traditional clothing and wearing a hijab.They were chanting “Allah Akbar!”— the Islamic call to prayer — and waving a rainbow flag, which they had brought from Canada.The rainbow flag has

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Canada’s biggest mosque under investigation for fundraising activities

A mosque in Toronto is under investigation by Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner for fundraising efforts to build a “Great Mosque of the North” for the Muslim community.The Islamic Society of Greater Toronto (ISGTO), which is located at the corner of Queen and University streets in the city’s northwest, is also under investigation over an advertising campaign