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Archive for February, 2012

02 29 12
 

The American Mosque: A Thriving Institution

 

New study finds significant growth in number of mosques and mosque participants

 
By Rida Fozi
 
Washington D.C. (February 29, 2012) – The number of mosques continues to rise in the United States. A recent report conducted by a group of major American Muslim organizations and academic institutions reveals mosques counted across the country in 2011 totaled to 2,106, more than double the number of mosques in 1994, and mosque participants increased from 2 million in 2000 to 2.6 million in 2011.
 
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02 29 12
 

A Group to Counter Anti-Islam Sentiment

 
By DAVID LEPESKA
 
(February 23, 2012) – As anti-Muslim rhetoric rises locally and nationally — some of it fueled by the presidential campaign — a group of Chicago-area Muslims is battling back, using tactics including a television ad campaign and public forums against bigotry.
 
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02 20 12
 

ICNA Joins Coalition Demanding Investigation of the NYPD

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
New York, NY – February 20, 2012: Islamic Circle of North America today joined a coalition Muslim Americans Civil Liberties Coalition (“MACLC”) along with several other civil rights and community groups to demand investigation of the New York police department. Read the full statement here.
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02 20 12
 

ICNA Condemns Syrian Regime’s Brutality

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (February 20, 2012) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America condemned the Syrian government for its use of brutality against its own people.
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02 13 12
 

Imam says he’s had warm reception at WFU

 
By Lisa O’donnell
 
Wake Forest University hired Imam Khalid Griggs as an associate chaplain to serve the needs of Muslim students, staff and faculty and promote religious diversity on its campus.
 
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02 7 12
 

ICNA Relief Disaster Response Team in Alabama

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (February 7, 2012) – ICNA Relief USA is making progress in Birmingham, AL after a series of tornadoes recently tore through the region, destroying homes, cutting power and leaving hundreds injured in its wake.
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02 6 12
 

First American Muslim Mobile Clinic Begins Services

 
By Rida Fozi
 
With healthcare becoming less affordable across the country, thousands dream of quality medical care that won’t break the bank. When Al-Shifa Medical Center partnered with ICNA Relief to launch a mobile clinic in Southern California, that dream became a reality.
 
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02 6 12
 

Islamic Group Calls on Ray Kelly To Resign

 
By David Freedlander 1/25
 
The Islamic Circle of North America called on police commissioner Ray Kelly to resign today, after more revelations about an anti-Islamic film screened for NYPD officers came out.
 
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02 5 12
 

ICNA Relief S. California Launches Mobile Clinic

 

ICNA Relief Southern California Launches Nation’s First Mobile Clinic Operated by Muslims
 

Anaheim, California (January 28, 2012) – ICNA Relief Southern California is extremely pleased to announce the opening of its mobile clinic in partnership with Al-Shifa Clinic, San Bernardino.
 
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02 5 12
 

Police: No Extra Patrols Planned for ICNA Mosque

 
Local police have already beefed up patrols for all area construction projects, but no plans for more than usual at mosque off of Rt. 1.
 
By Jessie Biele | February 6, 2012
 
A Northern Virginia chapter of the Ahmadiyya Community, scheduled to open in Chantilly in late February, saw its opening get pushed back after vandals threw rocks at the windows on Jan. 29, causing an estimated tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
 
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02 4 12
 

Bufera sulla polizia di NY, agenti addestrati con film anti-Islam

 
Per un anno circa 1500 nuove reclute costrette a vedere il docu-film a ogni occasione
 
27/01/2012 NEW YORK – A ciclo continuo, come parte dell’addestramento dei nuovi poliziotti. Immagini che raccontano di musulmani che «provano a dominare il mondo, condividendo i loro obiettivi con al-Qaeda».
 
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02 4 12
 

Film anti-Islam proiettato per formare nuovi agenti

 
Dalla nostra corrispondente Valeria Rubino
 
(New York, USA), 25 gen. (LaPresse) – Nonostante il New York Police Department (NYPD) abbia provato a negarlo, per oltre un anno circa 1500 poliziotti newyorkesi hanno dovuto vedere il film anti-Islam “The Third Jihad”, che veniva proiettato di continuo, in particolare per i nuovi poliziotti. Lo ha rivelato il New York Times dopo una lunga inchiesta.
 
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02 3 12
 

New Mosque Set to Open in April in Alexandria, VA

 
By Rachel Leonard | January 20, 2012
 
The ICNA mosque is set to open in April. The ICNA Islamic Center will be located on Woodlawn Trail near Route 1, Alexandria, Virginia.
 
Construction at a new Route 1 mosque is on schedule to be completed and open by spring, a facility spokesman said.
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02 3 12
 

Anti-Islam Video: Muslims Call for Kelly’s Resignation

 
By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff | Thursday, February 2, 2012
 
Muslim organizations are still calling for the job of New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly after revelations of police officers being shown an anti-Islam video.
 
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02 3 12
 

Muslims Demand NY AG Investigate NYPD

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
ICNA and 31 other Organizations Join Muslim Advocates in Filing Complaint Demanding NY Attorney General Investigate NYPD
 
New York, NY – February 3, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, joined over 31 other faith based organizations in submitting a letter of complaint to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman demanding an immediate investigation into the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) continuous and systemic targeting of American Muslims based on their race, ethnicity, and religion.
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02 3 12
 

Piden musulmanes renuncia de jefe de policía de NY

 
Por: Notimex , Miércoles, 25 de Enero de 2012 (Últimas Noticias)
 
Dicha acción no sólo viola las libertades civiles sino que pone en duda la integridad de la policía al momento de proteger a practicantes del Islam.
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02 3 12
 

Muslims Struggle to Find Suitable Candidate

 

By Ambreen Ali, Roll Call Staff

 

Jan. 30, 2012 – The presidential candidates of both parties are competing for cash and votes on every front, with one possible exception.

 

Muslim Americans, particularly conservatives, say they feel slighted this election cycle. Rather than court Muslims, Republican candidates have been competing for the toughest stance on national security and openly discussing whether Muslims should be allowed to serve in their administrations. Read more

 
 
02 1 12
 

Update: Samina Khokhar Reunited with Children

 

Jamaica, NEW YORK (February 1, 2012)- ICNA Relief is extremely pleased to report that Samina Khokhar and her children have been reunited. The children were recently taken from their mother’s care after allegations of neglect from the Administration of Child Services (ACS).

 

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