Zafar Siddiqui, head of the Fridley-based Islamic Resource Group, attended a vigil Friday at the Sikh Society of MN, formerly in Fridley.
Among more than 500 people at the Sikh Society of Minnesota's candlelight vigil Friday for victims of the Wisconsin shooting, according to a KSTP-TV report, was Zafar Siddiqui, president of the Islamic Resource Group, an organization based in Fridley. Siddiqui, who also serves as chairperson of the board at Al-Amal School, an Islamic K-12 school in Fridley, told KSTP (see video): To the Sikh community, I say that we stand with you, and we share your grief, and we are all in this together as Americans. Attendance at the vigil surpassed predictions that 300–400 would turn out, as reported by KSTP on Thursday, with people from churches, synogogues, mosques and Hindu temples. Police were planning to step up patrols during the vigil but not be …
The Minnesota Legacy Fund project involves 15 interviews about the city's postwar development.
The Minnesota Historical Society announced a $5,114 grant to the Fridley Historical Society Tuesday for an oral history project about the city's postwar development. The project is one of 49 across the state—and the only one in Anoka County—to win funding in the latest round of Legacy Amendment funding awards. (The Anoka County Historical Society did not seek funding in this round, according to Executive Director Todd Mahon.) Here is the Fridley Historical Society's brief description of the planned project: The Fridley Historical Society is applying for a grant that will enable us to hire an interviewer to conduct 15 oral histories in order to explore the post World War II suburban development of Fridley, and then have the histories …
The group educates the community on understanding the Muslim faith.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Liala Helal
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Editor's note: See also Demand Soared for Speakers on Islam after 9/11. A Fridley-based organization has received a rare honor as it prepares to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its founding, Islamic Resource Group (IRG) won a special recognition award in May honoring its mission of building respect for human rights. The award, which isn't given every year, came from Advocates for Human Rights (AHR), a group based in Minneapolis that bills itself as the largest volunteer-based human rights organization in the Midwest. Every individual in the community should be treated with respect and without discrimination, said AHR Executive Director Robin Phillips in praising IRG. “They have done a great thing in our community in making sure human …