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Archive for January, 2012

01 31 12
 

ICNA to Congress: Re-auth Violence Against Women Act

 
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ICNA Joins a Coalition of Faith Based Organizations Calling for Re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act
 
New York, NY – January 31, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, joined over 40 other faith based organizations in support of the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this Congress. See below for the letter that will be distributed to members of Congress.
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01 24 12
 

ICNA Calls for Resignation of NYPD Commissioner Kelly

 
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ICNA Condemns NYPD Screening of Islamophobic Film in Training Sessions
 
New York, NY – January 24, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, called for the resignation of Commissioner Ray Kelly today as new information was released regarding the showing of a blatantly Islamophobic film, “The Third Jihad,” during police training sessions.
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01 24 12
 

American Muslims Defend Religious Freedom

 
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KANSAS CITY, Kansas (January 24, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Kansas City chapter issued a press release today announcing the launch of its billboard campaign as part of ICNA’s national “Defending Religious Freedom and Understanding Shariah” campaign.
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01 22 12
 

Anniversary of Gitmo: CCR Demands Obama its Closure

 
On the Tenth Anniversary of Guantánamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights Demands that President Obama Close Guantánamo
 
WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–January 11 – Today, on the tenth anniversary of the arrival of the first detained men at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:
 
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01 12 12
 

ICNA Condemns Desecration of Bodies by US Marines

 
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JAMAICA, New York (January 12, 2012) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemned the behavior of U.S. Marines who were filmed urinating on the bodies of dead Afghani people.
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01 11 12
 

Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Shariah

In the past couple of years, a group of conservative pundits, analysts and bloggers have identified Shariah, or Islamic religious law, as a growing threat to the United States. These pundits and analysts argue that the steady adoption of Shariah’s tenets is a strategy extremists are using to transform the United States into an Islamic state.
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01 11 12
 

Gitmo’s 10th: Coalition Calls for End to Torture

 
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On Guantanamo’s 10th Anniversary, Interfaith Coalition of Religious Organizations Call for an End to Torture
 
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) includes 50 organizations today organized a rally in front of the White House on Wednesday, January 11th.
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01 11 12
 

Children Removed by ACS and Placed into Foster Care

 

By ICNA Relief staff

 

JAMAICA, New York (January 11, 2012) – A grave error in the system occurred when a widow’s four children as well as a grandchild were removed from her care and placed into foster care due to accusations of neglect by New York City’s Administration of Child Services (ACS).

 

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01 7 12
 

ICNA Coat Drive Provides Warmth Ahead of Winter

 

by Abu Saliha, Muslim Link

 

30 December 2011 – As Muslims we are encouraged to help our neighbors, whether they are Muslim or not. One of the projects initiated by the local ICNA-DC volunteers in conjunction with ICNA Relief and the Young Muslims this fall was a Winter Coat Drive.

 

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01 6 12
 

Free Qurans Offered Outside Library

 

Muslim group hands out literature and discusses Islam at Rancho Santa Margarita Public Library. – By Martin Henderson

 

You couldn’t miss it. In red and yellow letters draped over a table outside the entrance to the Rancho Santa Margarita Public Library was an eye-popping offer: “Free Quran.”
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01 5 12
 

ICNA’s Muslims for Humanity Conference, GA

by Reem Al-Atassi, Jan. 3, 2012

On December 25th, Muslims from all over the Southeast flocked to Hilton’s Atlanta Airport Hotel for the annual, 3-day Southern Islamic Convention.

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01 2 12
 

ICNA Visits Firebombed Mosque & Condemns Attack

 
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JAMAICA, New York (January 2, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today condemning the firebomb attacks at a mosque and several homes in Jamaica, Queens last night.
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