The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the Turkishny.com in May 2018:
“New York Mayor Blasio gave an iftar for his Muslim community representatives.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Muslim community representatives iftar in the house.
In the private iftar tent established in the garden of the municipality’s official residence Gracie Mansion, Muslims first prayed in the evening, then opened iftar.
New York Consul General Ertan Yalçın and representatives of the Turkish community participated in the iftar program.
After the invitations of the invited guests, Blasio said that one of the most beautiful programs he has ever hosted at the event in Ramadan fast-breaking dinner, which is very important for New York.
Thanks to American Muslims
US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the incitement to promote Islamophobic and racist rhetoric, Blasio, New York and the United States is not actually a place to exclude Muslims.
Blasio, who stated that the largest number of Muslims in the United States are in New York and who thanked Muslims for their contribution to New York, said, “My message to Muslims in New York tonight; you feel safe because you are loved, respected and protected. “
Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, Council of Peoples Organization, Islamic Relief USA, Vintage Food Corporation and American Zakat Foundation took the sponsorship of iftar meal, at Turkish Restaurant Ali Baba in New York.”
Read the full post in Turkish on Turkishny.com