The dispute has especially swept up several bustling blocks in Jackson Heights, where dozens of businesses are Bengali. It had business owners on edge during the busy shopping season before this week’s Id al-Fitr festival. The festival marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and brings throngs of shoppers to dine and to buy jewelry and sparkling traditional dresses.
For those who don't know, there can be no such thing as a "Hindu-Muslim family." According to Islam, Muslim men can only marry women who are Muslim, Christian, or Jewish and Muslim women can only marry Muslim men.