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07 25 08

ICNA Subway Ad Campaign Media Coverage

JAMAICA, New York (July 25, 2008) – The New York chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America and its 877-WHY-ISLAM project have launched a subway campaign which has garnered quite a bit of media attention. Visit to learn more about this information campaign and donate to this project today!
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07 25 08

Muslim Day at Six Flags a Time to Relax and Connect with Others

By Deborah Horan, Chicago Tribune reporter

On any other day, Sobia Ahmed would opt to forgo many of the snacks on offer at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. To perform the Islamic prayers she recites five times a day, she likely would slip onto a secluded path at the amusement park or look for solace under a shady tree for a few furtive minutes.
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07 22 08

The Message of Islam Reaches New York City Subways this Ramadan

JAMAICA, New York (July 22, 2008) – The New York Chapter of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and it’s 877-WHY-ISLAM project are sponsoring 1,000 ads to appear in 1,000 New York City subway cars during Ramadan. Ramadan is a month when Islam receives more attention because Muslims will be fasting at the workplace. The mission of the project is to encourage people to search for unbiased information on Islam and to promote understanding and dialogue between people of different faiths.
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07 10 08

A Life Changing Experience

By Hasna Farrukh, age 13
“Identity Crisis.” When it first came to my knowledge that this was the theme for the Youth Conference 2008 organized by YM Brothers, YM Sisters and MSA National, I was utterly excited.
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07 6 08

A Weekend Of ‘Love’

Thousands Gather To Celebrate Islam

July 06, 2008|By MATT BURGARD; Courant Staff Writer
A woman wearing a burqa sat on a bench Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, the fabric across her face revealing only her eyes.
Next to her, a group of children chatted on cellphones and shrieked merrily over the sound of chanting music calling the assembled masses to prayers.
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07 1 08

‘Islamophobia’ center stage in Hartford

(NECN: Brian Burnell, Hartford, Conn.) – The Islamic Circle of North American and Muslim American Society’s 33rd Annual National Convention will be held from July 4-6 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. As many as 10,000 Muslims will gather and one of their goals is to fight what they call “Islamophobia.” This is the fourth year that Hartford will host the event. The convention itself will be held here at the Connecticut Convention Center, but perhaps the most important event of the whole weekend is next door at the Marriott Hotel. It’s called “The Window to Islam,” an all day symposium open to anyone who wants to walk in a take part. Islamic scholars will be speaking and answering questions. The idea — break down the stereotypes and open up a dialogue. Islamophobia has become part of the presidential campaign. Internet chatter continues to link Democratic hopeful Barack Obama to Islam, despite the fact that he has long been a member of the United Church of Christ, even addressing its convention in Hartford last June. Still, recent polls show 14% of those asked believe Obama is a Muslim. The way his campaign deals with that concerns Muslims. More controversy was stirred up when Obama campaign staffers refused to allow two Muslim women in head scarves sit behind the candidate for a televised event presumably so they would not be seen on TV and connected to Obama.

Article Courtesy: NECN