New York City public-school students will get the day off this Thursday, Sept. 24, for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Summer-school students will also get off for Eid al-Adha starting next year. Is this a signal of change in the public’s perception of Islam?
The tragic killings of police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu led some NYPD cops to turn their backs – literally – on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Police are reportedly in a work stoppage over what one NYPD leader called a “hostile antipolice environment” after months of Eric Garner and Michael Brown protests. AJ+ pens an open letter asking: Is there a better way forward?