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Islamic Center of Long Island to host forum on Trump ban

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, The Islamic Center of Long Island hosted a forum at Westbury Middle School so members of the community could express their concerns and answer questions from families whose children feel vulnerable or threatened because of their religion or ethnic background. The forum also aimed to send a message of support and concern to members of the LGBT community, who may fear that their rights will be taken away, and to people who are afraid of getting deported. Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware

The Islamic Center of Long Island has organized an open community forum to discuss the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order on minority groups and children.

The event is scheduled for Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Westbury Middle School at 455 Rockland St.

The discussion will be moderated by Isma Chaudhry, president of the Islamic Center in Westbury, Rabbi Michael White of Temple Sinai in Roslyn and Arthur Dobrin, a professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead.

“Our multifaith and multicultural community on Long Island is our greatest strength,” Chaudhry said in a news release. “Our many varied faiths and ethnic identities, our religious and cultural differences add beauty and richness to our lives.”

Residents can call 516-333-3495 for more information.

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