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Muslim woman set on fire in New York Islamophobic attack

Ali Zain 11:47 AM | 14 Sep, 2016
Muslim woman set on fire in New York Islamophobic attack
NEW YORK - A Muslim woman wearing traditional clothing was set on fire by a man with a lighter as she was window shopping on New York City’s Fifth Avenue over the weekend, according to American media reports citing police sources.

Cops are still trying to determine whether the incident was a hate crime motivated by her religion, one report said.

Nemariq Alhinai, 35, was walking in front of a department store on Saturday night when she felt a warm sensation on her left arm, the sources said.

She looked down and noticed her blouse was on fire. She patted out the flames and then saw an unknown man standing next to her with a lighter in hand. The man quickly walked away.

Police are looking for the suspect, The New York Daily News said, quoting law enforcement sources said.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), urged a full investigation.

“I would obviously be concerned because it’s symptomatic of the overall rise in Islamophobic sentiment in our society,” he said.

Last week, a Brooklyn woman, who goes by the name Mary Magadalene, was hit with hate-crime charges after allegedly punching, kicking and trying to rip the veils off two Muslim women who were pushing baby carriages in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City.

“This is the United States of America, you’re not supposed to be different from us … You don’t belong here!” the 32-year-old suspect allegedly shouted, pushing aside the baby carriages with the children still inside.

The suspect, whose real name is Emirjeta Xhelili, then attacked the women, 23 and 24, officials said.

An upsurge in violence against Muslims in the United States has coincided with the 2016 election campaign, especially after the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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