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Archive for December, 2011

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ICNA condemns attacks on Nigerian church-goers

JAMAICA, New York (December 27, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemns the brutal attacks on innocent church-goers in Nigeria who were murdered after attending mass on Christmas Day.
We call on the Nigerian government to act swiftly and bring the perpetrators to justice and to take immediate steps to curb the recent rise of sectarian violence in the country.
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12 21 11

NY Conference on Religious Freedom & Shariah


By Mariam Abu Ali, ICNA Council for Social Justice


Men and women, young and old began trickling into the York College Performing Arts Center in Jamaica, New York. The diverse crowd was there to attend a conference on Defending Religious Freedom: Understanding Shariah held on Saturday, December 4, 2011. Once the program kicked off, there were nearly a thousand people in attendance.


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12 20 11

Scholars’ Campaign to Protect Religious Freedom


By Mohsin Zaheer | Sada-E-Pakistan
Translated by Jehangir Khattak


A leading Muslim organization has launched a new campaign to protect religious freedom in the US. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) wants to blunt Islmophobia by promoting greater understanding of Islam and Muslims.

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12 9 11

ICNA: Take Action Against Bigotry & Hate

JAMAICA, New York (December 9, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today criticizing Lowe’s for pulling advertising from All-American Muslim, and urging the American Muslim community to contact the company and express its disappointment with this decision.
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ICNA Issues Urgent Action Alert Re NDA Senate Bill

JAMAICA, New York (December 2, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued an urgent action alert to the American Muslim community today, urging them to ask President Obama to veto a bill that will allow for indefinite detention of US citizens.
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