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Archive for October, 2005

10 16 05
 

Quake Aid Gets Extra Guidance

milwakeejournalsentinal.jpg"Islamic charities across the country say they are capable of handling contributions appropriately."

"I can confidently say that Almighty God is watching our organization," said Naeem Baig, spokesman for the Islamic Circle of North America. "Our organization is open."

"The non-profit organization based in Jamaica, N.Y., wants to raise $10 million and is in touch with relief organizations across Pakistan. Baig said, informal networks have contributed to traffic jams and clogged roads, hampering relief efforts in Pakistan."

Read the entire article: http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/oct05/363635.asp

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118

 
 
10 15 05
 

Newsday: Personal Ties Feed Local Pakistani Relief Effort

newsday.jpg"The timing of the catastrophic earthquake, during the holy month of Ramadan, has brought special sadness, as well as opportunities," said Azeem Khan, assistant secretary-general of the Queens-based Islamic Circle of North America.
"At every single mosque, the entire community is gathering every night, so this gives us an opportunity to reach out to them," he said.

The fact that most Muslims are fasting from sunrise to sunset every day, including those digging out the dead and wounded, "is giving us added spiritual sustenance," Khan said.

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118

 
 
10 13 05
 

U.S. Muslims Mobilize Widely and Quickly for Quake Victims

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Muslims Weekly, News Report, Jehangir Khattak

Oct 13, 2005, NEW YORK – Saddened and moved by the shocking horrors of the massive earthquake that wiped out completely or partially several cities, towns, villages and hamlets in northern Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, the Pakistani and Muslim community across North America has swung into action by launching major fundraising campaigns.
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10 13 05
 

Muslim Americans Pledge $20 Million for South Asian Quake Victims

 
By Christine A. Terada | Washington File Staff Writer | 13 October 2005
 
Washington — Leaders from member organizations of the American Muslim Taskforce for Disaster Relief (AMTFDR) gathered at a press conference October 13 in Washington to announce their pledge to raise $20 million in aid for victims of the South Asian earthquake.
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10 13 05
 

NY Times: From a Staten Island Mosque, Quake Aid That’s Made to Order

nyt_logo.gif"Irfan Khursheed has actively directed, by telephone from his office in Jamaica, Queens, how the $500,000 in donations raised by the Islamic Circle of North America Relief will be distributed in Pakistan. Mr. Khursheed, the group’s executive director, approved 1,000 tents, 5,000 blankets and $50,000 for three field hospitals for Kashmir, where he is from, he said."

Full Article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/13/nyregion/13relief.html

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118

 
 
10 12 05
 

NPR: Aid Efforts Unite Pakistanis, Indians in U.S.

npr.jpg"The South Asia earthquake has mobilized Pakistani and Indian residents of the Jackson Heights section of Queens, N.Y. People with roots in the divided region of Kashmir are donating money, organizing relief efforts and overcoming the traditional animosity that has divided the two groups for decades."

Listen to the full program here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4956155

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118

 
 
10 11 05
 

East Texas Pakistanis mourn loss of relatives

 
HINA ALAM, The Lufkin Daily News
 
October 11, 2005 – The ripples of Saturday’s earthquake in Pakistan have shattered the lives of people in a small Pakistani community in Lufkin, halfway across the hemisphere.
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10 11 05
 

Daily Record: Boonton Mosque Raises $30,000 for Quake Victims

 
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Oct 11, 2005. BOONTON — The members of a local mosque already have raised more than $30,000 to send to a relief agency working in the area of Pakistan that was hit by an earthquake that killed thousands over the weekend.
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10 11 05
 

NPR: U.S. Islamic Community Reaches Out to Pakistan

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"The Islamic community in the United States has mobilized to help victims of Saturday’s deadly earthquake in South Asia. Business owners and worshippers in mosques are among those donating millions of dollars in cash and equipment."

Listen to the entire show:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4953607

 

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118

 
 
10 11 05
 

South Asian Quake: Message from ICNA Ameer

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (October 11, 2005) – Dr. Khurshid Khan, the Ameer (president) of Islamic Circle of North America, said in a statement issued Saturday morning that he was deeply shocked and grieved by the loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake that hit Pakistan, with impact extending into Kashmir, Afghanistan and India.
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