AMA Grieves Death of Anvar Beig

New York: The American Muslim Alliance (AMA), a national civic education organization with 101 chapters, has expressed profound grief at the death of Mr. Anvar Beig, editor and publisher of New York-based weekly newspaper Mirror International.
“Anvar Beig’s greatest gift was his subtle, almost imperceptible, ability to inspire others to do good in their individual lives,” AMA Chair Dr. Agha Saeed stated.
The AMA statement reads: “Mr. Anvar Beig was an unassuming man who didn’t seek personal fame but sought to benefit his community by increasing its awareness of key issues and by raising its social, moral and political consciousness.
“He played an important role in building, institutionalizing, and mainstreaming a newspaper that was free of pettiness, mud slinging and gossip mongering. By focusing Mirror International on serious and substantive issues and by publishing well-known mainstream authors, Mr. Beig made sure that the American Muslim community is kept informed of important events, issues, and policies.
“With his prodigious knowledge of Urdu, Persian and Arabic poetry he was a source of learning and joy for his friends and visitors.
“We can pay him the highest compliment by continuing his tradition of selfless community service, institution-building and honest journalism.”


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