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Archive for March, 2012

03 29 12
 

Hoodies and Hijabs: ICNA Calls for Response to Hate

 
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Media contact: Jillian Nannery, The TASC Group
646-723-4344; Jill@thetascgroup.com
 

Recent Crimes Against Shaima Alawadi and Trayvon Martin Illustrate Wanton Violence Against Minorities

 
New York, NY – March 29, 2012: Islamic Circle of North America is asking Americans to respond to the rhetoric of hate in American culture.
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03 26 12
 

How to Be a Muslim in America?

 

By Reading Islam Staff
 
In a Q&A session with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) following a talk in 2010 titled “Islam In Deed: Rediscovering the Muslim Identity,” Prof. Tariq Ramadan answers questions on how Muslims in a western society could proactively give back to their societies without sacrificing their Muslim faith and identity.

 

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03 23 12
 

KUHF Conversations: The Objectives of Sharia Law

 
March 22, 2012, by: David Pitman
 
This weekend, the Islamic Learning Foundation in Houston will host a series of lessons called “Compassionate Justice: The Objectives of Shariah.” The classes are open to everyone of any faith. This is part of a broader effort by an Islamic advocacy group to help people gain a better understanding of what Shariah Law is, and what it isn’t. KUHF’s David Pitman spoke with Sh. Omar Suleiman. Sh. Suleiman teaches at the Islamic Learning Foundation in Dallas, and will this weekend’s classes in Houston. Click below to listen:120322-KUHF_Convo-Shariah-Law 

 
 
03 21 12
 

Muslims seek to educate Houstonians on Shariah

 
By Lomi Kriel
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
The way supporters of the conservative group Texas Eagle Forum see it, a growing number of U.S. Muslims are practicing “stealthy jihad,” secretly trying to impose their religious doctrine on Americans and form a parallel judicial system, one that could force women to wear burkas or even condone honor killings.
 
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03 20 12
 

Sold out: 1st Youth Conf by YM & ICNA in S. California

 
Anaheim, California (March 19, 2012) – As heavy rain and wind pounded the Orange County area on Saturday morning, over 750 eager Muslims flocked to the Anaheim Crowne Plaza for Chain of Hearts, the first annual Young Muslims Southern California youth conference.
 
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03 19 12
 

Jewish & Muslim Students Help Tornado Survivors

 

Jewish and Muslim Students Unite to Help Survivors of April 2011 Tornadoes

 
Posted by: Terry Monrad, Executive Officer, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
 
The recent deadly tornadoes are a harsh reminder of the terrible outbreak of storms from last April 2011, when at least 173 tornadoes, thunderstorms, and severe winds ripped through the south, killing more than 300 and causing widespread destruction throughout several states.
 
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03 18 12
 

Poll Shows Support For NYPD Spying: ICNA Speaks Out

 
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Media contact: Jillian Nannery, The TASC Group
646-723-4344; Jill@thetascgroup.com
 

ICNA Speaks Out Against Islamophobia After Poll Shows Support For NYPD Spying

 
New York, NY – March 14, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, is speaking out against Islamophobia and racism in light of a poll released yesterday.
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03 7 12
 

“Defending Shariah” – ICNA’s Video Contest

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2012

First Prize $5000
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03 5 12
 

National Shariah Education Campaign Launched

 

ICNA Launches Nationwide Shariah Education Campaign to Promote Religious Freedom and Combat Islamophobia

 
Historic Initiative Will Tour 25 U.S. Cities within the Next 6 Months
 
NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) announced today a national Shariah education campaign to promote religious freedom and combat Islamophobia.
 
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03 4 12
 

Sharia Law Campaign Begins As Muslim Group Fights Bans – MT

 
by Falak Rahman
 
After heated debates in two dozen statesover banning Sharia law, the legal code of Islam, a national Islamic group is beginning a multi-million dollar effort to explain how Sharia applies to the lives of American Muslims.
 
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03 4 12
 

American Muslim campaign to repair Sharia’s reputation

 
By Al Arabiya with Agencies
 
Sunday, 04 March 2012 – In the wake of the Arab Spring across the Middle East, the Muslim form of jurisprudence, Sharia law, has come under the spotlight as many demand its implementation which is causing concern for Western leaders and policymakers unfamiliar with it.
 
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03 4 12
 

ICNA Helps U.S. Citizens Understand Shariah

 
March 3, 2012 – Various conservative pundits, analysts and bloggers have identified Shariah, or Islamic religious law, as a growing threat to the United States. Shariah Law is something, which to many, carries negative connotations. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) aims to provide an insight to help people understand what Shariah means.
 
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03 4 12
 

A Campaign to Restore Shariah Law’s Good Name

 
March 3, 2012. By Saleem Safdar
 
Recently, Shariah (Islamic law) has received a bad rep in America, and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) wants to change that. ICNA is kicking off its Defending Religious Freedom campaign on Monday in order to create a better understanding of shariah law and to dispel common misunderstandings. ICNA says its campaign is aimed at “educating Americans” on what it says is the noble meaning of Sharia through conferences, billboards, and TV and radio PSAs.” The main website for ICNA’s Defending Religious Freedom campaign is here. ICNA has also launched a nationwide toll-free hotline to answer peoples’ questions on shariah, which is 1-855-SHARIAH.
 
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03 4 12
 

Study Shows Sharp Increase in Mosques in the United States

 
A study shows growth was fueled in part by increases in the number of Muslims from West Africa and Somalia.
By Jonathan P. Hicks, 02/29/2012
 
The number of Islamic mosques in the United States has grown sharply, by about 75 percent, in the last decade according to a study by a number of Muslim groups and the University of Kentucky.
 
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03 4 12
 

U.S. mosque report rapid growth in past 10 years

 
By Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service, February 29, 2012
 
WASHINGTON — The number of mosques in America has jumped 74 percent since 2000, and the majority of them — 56 percent — espouse a less-than-literal approach to interpreting Islam’s holy texts.
 
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03 4 12
 

Study shows mosques spreading across US, little Islamist influence

 
By: Mark Rockwell, 2012-03-01
 
A study sponsored by a coalition of major American Muslim and academic organizations shows ethnically diverse, community-minded mosques have spread across the U.S. in the last ten years with little radical Islamist influence.
 
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03 4 12
 

Islam In America: Mosques See Dramatic Increase In Just Over A Decade

 
By Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post
 
02/29/2012 – In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns against mosque construction projects and anti-Sharia legislation proposals in dozens of states.
 
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03 4 12
 

U.S. mosque count grows by 74 percent in decade

 
By Matt O’Brien
 
The number of American mosques grew by 74 percent in the past decade and are increasingly found in the suburbs, according to a national survey by a coalition of Muslim groups.
 
The 2011 U.S. Mosque Survey counted 2,106 mosques in the United States, 246 in California and 62 in the Bay Area.
 
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03 3 12
 

Mosques in America growing at exponential rate

 
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM), 3/2/2012
 

Islamic houses of worship continue to be built

 
Mosques, Islamic houses of worship, have become an increasingly common sight in post – 9/11 America. Congressional hearings on radicalization and campaigns against their construction projects have all failed to slow the tide. Nine hundred mosques have been built in the U.S. since the year 2000. According to recent surveys, fewer Muslims see America as “hostile” to Islam today.
 
In the previous survey, conducted a year before 9/11, a majority of mosque leaders, or 54 percent thought America was hostile toward Islam. Today, only a quarter of those surveyed said they feel that way.
 
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