Finding Peace in Islamberg - a FOX 40 HD-News Exclusive - Monday at 10
Islamberg is a community of Muslim people in Hancock, NY. It's also the headquarters of The Muslims of America, an organization of 22 Muslim villages throughout the United States.
The isolated community says it's been the target of attacks for years, peaking after September 11, 2001. The organization that was founded in 1984 by Pakistani Sufi Cleric, Mubarak Ali Gilani, has been accused by other organizations, like the American Bikers United Against Jihad (ABUAJ), for being a training camp for terrorist against America.
Both Islamberg leadership and New York State authorities have said there is no such activity, yet this biker group still saw a threat.
ABUAJ decided to organize what they call a Ride for National Security to protest the Muslim community.
Islamberg officials say all they want is peace and held a rally as a response to this protest.
Hundreds people of many faiths journeyed to the Muslim hamlet to stand with members of Islamberg calling on an end to Islamaphobia and a return of peace to the community.
On Monday, we’ll bring you to Islamberg and show you what happens when ABUAJ, representing hundreds of bikers, ride for national security and meet hundreds who say they’re rallying for peace. Watch Finding Peace in Islamberg, Monday on FOX 40 HD-News at 10!