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Archive for September, 2011

09 27 11
 

Aftermath of Hurricane Irene: ICNA Relief in New Jersey

 

New Jersey (September 27, 2011) – Three weeks ago Hurricane Irene ripped across the eastern United States, battering states from North Carolina to Vermont and hitting parts of New York City and the tri-state area. As we watched these events unfold, ICNA Relief stepped in to offer assistance. Disaster relief services ranged from offering shelter to those whose homes has been damaged by the storm, to distributing food and water to communities.

 

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09 24 11
 

CA Councilman under Fire for Naming Dog after Prophet

 

September 24, 2011 – A California councilman named Derek Reeve is under fire for he avowed in a council meeting on Sept. 6 that he named one of his two dogs after Muhammad– the Muslim prophet. However, Muslims regard dog as unclean. The other dog is named “America”.

 

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09 24 11
 

Muslim Family Day: Well Organized, Say Guests

 

By Arif Kabir, Muslim Link Contributing Writer

 

Thursday, 22 September 2011 – With debates of moon-sighting still causing Eid Al-Fitr to be held on various days, many Muslims fi nd it diffi cult to celebrate the Eid festivities with friends and relatives living in other communities. Fortunately, the ‘Muslim Family Day’ offers an opportunity for all Muslims to come together shortly after Eid to celebrate their faith amidst much fun and celebration.

 

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09 23 11
 

ICNA Back 2 School Campaign

In 2010, ICNA NY held 11 Back-to-School Giveaway events across the New York Metropolitan area, including Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Westchester.
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09 23 11
 

ICNA wants apology for disrespectful gesture

 

Sept 22, 2011 – Islamic Circle of North America’s Southern California chapter praises a council member’s criticism of Councilman Derek Reeve’s comment that he had named his dog Muhammad, after the Muslim prophet. The group says it won’t rule out a protest in San Juan Capistrano against the remark.

 

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09 23 11
 

Irvine 11 verdict: A tragic day for freedom of speech

 
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JAMAICA, New York (September 23, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release today calling the Irvine 11 verdict “a selective application of justice.”
 
“We are deeply saddened by the guilty verdict in the Irvine 11 case, and our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families.
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09 21 11
 

ICNA on FBI’s Biased Trainings on Islam & Muslims

 
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JAMAICA, New York (September 21, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release today addressing the FBI’s biased trainings on Islam and Muslims.
 
“As Americans we are appalled at the recent findings made public regarding the FBI training workshops. The Bureau’s training documents and briefings indicate not only a severe lack of sensitivity, but more seriously paint an alarming picture of misunderstanding about Islam and the American Muslims.
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09 16 11
 

ICNA Relief Gives School Supplies to Native Americans

 
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (September 15, 2011) – ICNA Relief’s nationwide Back 2 School Giveaway project continues today, September 15, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. ICNA Relief will be assisting Anishinabe Academy by distributing 500 bags filled with school supplies. Anishinabe Academy, a Minneapolis public school, has a 99.9% Native American student population.
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09 8 11
 

ICNA’s Statement on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

 
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JAMAICA, New York (September 8, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) today issued a statement on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
 
“As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we stand with our fellow Americans in remembering the innocent lives lost on that fateful day and condemn such acts. These attacks were a heinous crime—an assault on our nation and the values of the American people.
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09 8 11
 

There Is No Anser Mehmood Here

 
A Narrative of Post-9/11 Injustice Edited by Alia Malek
 
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice, compiled and edited by Alia Malek. The book collects interviews with victims of civil rights abuses in the wake of 9/11.
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