A Bangladeshi American woman is raising her voice against what she calls "discrimination against women and young girls" at her local mosque in New York.
Jabin Ahmed Ruhii, a resident of Hudson, New York, has alleged that Muslim women were excluded from the Hudson Islamic Centre's ground breaking ceremony this week despite repeated requests.
The local Muslim community is building its own centre nearly 20 years after it was founded. So far, they have prayed out of the basement of the existing building.
She says the invitation letter was addressed to "Brothers and Sisters" but the men were explicitly told that women were not part of the gathering.
In a strongly worded Facebook Post, Ruhii said "Islam is for everyone, not just those with a particular reproductive organ."