The monthlong holiday is a time of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community service as well.
Volunteers with Muslims Giving Back have met hundreds of homeless and low-income communities in the streets to hand out hot meals and other necessities every night during Ramadan.
This setback arose just as community leaders were looking forward to expanding vaccine outreach during the holy holiday.
Four hundred people enjoyed a city-organized traditional Muslim dinner in the East Village.
The makeshift digs are run by the Muslim American Society.
Someone claims the bacon was going bad, so he wanted to give it to scavengers, like this adorable opossum.
"On a website associated with this celebration was some derogatory comments and at the site itself, three packages of raw bacon were found," NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters.
The pork was discovered before 1,500 Muslims gathered.
Westchester's Public Safety Commissioner George Longworth says that the situation escalated because of "a phenomenon that law enforcement has experienced across the country called flash mobs, where groups tend to gather rapidly because of texting."
After a brawl erupted between police and Muslims at Rye Playland Tuesday, local officials defended what some have criticized as a disproportionate use of force.
An eyewitness not with the group of women says she heard one female police officer yell, "I don't give a f*ck about your culture," as she beat them with a baton.
The man accused of plotting to kill his wife shared text messages with his lover before the shooting, "I know, I saw. I'm driving to the nearest precinct. To judge their driving distance."
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