Fear Causes Muslim Shoppers to Stay at Home this Eid

November 21, 2003

Source: Bangla Patrika


On November 21, 2003 Bangla Patrika reported on the impact of tightened immigration laws and the random arrests of Muslims on the market for gifts and products for Eid. According to the article, fear related to the Special Registration program caused sales to be significantly lower in Jackson Heights this year than last year, a fact that has provoked widespread insecurity among shop owners and salespeople. Sales have also suffered as a result of the repatriation of thousands of immigrants to their native countries.