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A Personal Account of Hurricane Sandy from New Jersey

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After wreaking havoc on the Northeastern seaboard, people from North Carolina up to Boston are cleaning up the mess left behind Hurricane Sandy. Houses, cars, whole towns have been devastated with destruction, damage, and lost lives. The storm did not pour too much water in the area, but the high winds which reached up to 100mph destroyed big chunks of ... Read More »

Update: Husband admits to plotting murder; Pakistani-American Muslim woman killed in Boonton, NJ assault

My heart was anguished when I first heard this story because the victim was a mother; one immediately feels a bond. The news of any human being killed so callously hurts, but it felt closer to home because she was a Pakistani American Muslim, like me. There are so many times we walk from one relative's house to another, after ... Read More »

CBS: Predominantly Jewish N.J. Town Elects Muslim Mayor

Democrat Muḥammad Hameeduddin Is First For Bergen County; Residents Mostly Agree: 'He's American, Right?' TEANECK, NJ (CBS) – Voters in Teaneck have chosen the first Muslim mayor in Bergen County. And while he said his religion wasn't a factor, it's still a major mark of tolerance for a place with a huge Jewish population. Teaneck has 14 synagogues and lots ... Read More »

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