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Muslim women’s group fights xenophobic attacks

Following a wave of hateful anti-Muslim posters in the city, Islamic Circle of North America Sisters is inviting the city to learn about their religion
By Alex Boyd, Metro, Nov 28 2016
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Billboard by Muslim women’s group condemning violence

Islamic Circle Of North America (ICNA) Sisters Edmonton group has put up a billboard at 106 Avenue and 101 Street in Edmonton emphasizing that Islam is a religion of peace, encouraging those with questions about Muslim people to contact them directly so they can work to dispel hateful misconceptions after anti-Muslim pamphlets have been delivered to Edmonton doorsteps.
By Claire Theobald, Edmonton Journal
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We Are Standing Rock

America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans
By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs
On November 3, 2016, over 500 clergy and other religious and spiritual leaders answered the call to gather in a remote, impoverished, bleak-looking land that, by appearance and material conditions, could have passed for any non-Western country in the developing world.
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ICNA works with Amazon on ad showing interfaith relation

NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 16, 2016) – In an era of division and disharmony, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is proud to have worked with Amazon, along with other faith-based organizations, on its ad for Amazon Prime. This ad goes beyond its objective of selling a product and highlights true friendship and caring, despite religious and racial backgrounds.
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Muslim-American Leaders React to Trump’s Election

By Stav Ziv, Newsweek
Leaders of Muslim-American communities and organizations congratulated Donald Trump, and implored the president-elect to change his tone and protect the rights of all Americans, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and live-streamed on the organization’s Facebook page.
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Muslim women’s group in Edmonton posts billboard condemning hate

(AhlulBayt News Agency) – A Canadian Islamic women’s group is hoping a new billboard will encourage Edmontonians to meet their Muslim neighbors.
“We have been trying to combat misconceptions about Islam. Lots of people are misinformed, and there are some negative stereotypes about Islam which we, as practicing Muslims, don’t see,” said Afshan Fatima, with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Sisters Edmonton. “For us, it is all about serving God through serving humanity.”
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‘Muslims condemn all violence’ billboard up on I-35

by Michelle Pekarsky
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Drivers on I-35 at Cambridge Circle may notice a new billboard that’s part of a public awareness and outreach campaign to counter hate and fear.
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After election, sorrow and fear among immigrants

By Maria Sacchetti and Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff
Milton Lopez opened his Everett market at 8 a.m. Wednesday, just like always, stacking the quesadillas, the fresh rolls, and the tamales for customers. But by mid-morning he was all alone, watching television with tears in his eyes.
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Trump presidency: Muslim community shudders


Category:Social Justice

By Lisa Wangsness Globe Staff
Too distressed to focus in class Wednesday, Asaad Traina, a 25-year-old public health student at Harvard University, joined his friend Mahmoud Elrifai for lunch at the cafe in Boston’s largest mosque.
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ICNA urges President-elect to work for all Americans


Category:Press Release

NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 9, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America welcomes the safe, fair, and free election process and thanks the hundreds of non-profits and thousands of activists for ensuring this.
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ICNA Dallas to Counter Racism Amid Elections


Category:Outreach, Press Release

DALLAS, TX (Oct. 25, 2016) – Islamic Circle of North America, Dallas (ICNA) has launched an outreach campaign around DFW area to convey the message of Islam in response to the presidential election campaign’s speeches and debates, which have fueled hate and intolerance, particularly racism among the people of United States.
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