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Archive for August, 2012

08 28 12
 

ICNA Relief Alert: Hurricane Isaac Slams Louisiana

 
ICNA Relief Sets up Disaster Response support hotline @ 888-616-6865
 
Hurricane Isaac is moving slowly northwest along the coast of southeast Louisiana, and dangerous storm surge conditions continue all along the Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said in its 9 P.M. ET update. The Category 1 hurricane still had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph; hurricane-force winds extended 60 miles out from the center of the storm.
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08 25 12
 

School Supply Giveaway Helps Yonkers Families

 
Meredith Shamburger 08/25/12
 
YONKERS, N.Y. – Omar Ranginwala says a few school supplies may not seem like a lot to most people, but it can make a big difference to some families.
 
“There’s a lot of teachers who give out of their own pockets because they see students coming in and they don’t even have a school bag or notebook or very basic essentials,” he said. “That’s what we’re trying to offer them.”
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08 24 12
 

Islamic Group Hosts Book Bag Giveaway At Voorhies Mosque

 
by Ned Berke on Aug 24th, 2012
 
To celebrate the new school year, local Muslims, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are teaming up to give out free school bags and school supplies to the Sheepshead Bay community this Saturday, August 25.
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08 24 12
 

For The Kids! ICNA Gives Away 30,000 Backpacks

 
August 24, 2012 by The Decider for Global Grind Staff
 
Always willing to support a good cause, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) will be distributing 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to low income communities across the country as part of their “Back 2 School Giveaway” on August 24th in New York City.
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08 24 12
 

Muslims Help Crisis-hit Americans

 
Friday, 24 August 2012
 
NEW YORK – A leading American Islamic organization has launched its annual initiative in August and September to help poor families get ready for schools, offering thousands of backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country.
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08 23 12
 

Muslim organization giving away backpacks for school

 
By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff | August 23, 2012
 
Starting this Friday, the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) will distribute 5,000 backpacks to local kids in need as the tristate area approaches the new school year. It’s part of the organization’s second annual Back to School Giveaway program, which will distribute 30,000 backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country. The event is organized by ICNA’s domestic relief department, ICNA Relief.
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08 23 12
 

Muslims Help Local Communities Amidst Economic Crisis

 
August 23, 2012
 
(Long Island, NY) This August and September, over 5,000 needy children across New York City will receive free school bags filled with supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and more.
 
ICNA Relief, a division of The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a NY based national organization, plans to give out free school bags and school supplies to different communities all across NY.
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08 22 12
 

ICNA-VA Hosts Backpack Giveaway

 
Islamic Circle of North America’s Virginia Chapter will prepare kids for school with free backpacks and supplies
 
By Jessie Biele, Patch.com
 
August 22, 2012 – This Saturday, the Islamic Circle of North America-VA branch will give away 300 free backpacks with supplies to local children in need.
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08 21 12
 

Muslim group hands out backpacks to Utica students

 
By DANIEL P. BADER, Observer-Dispatch
 
UTICA — Children and families line up at the Back 2 School Giveaway in front of the Kemble Street mosque. The the Muslim Community Association of the Mohawk Valley teamed up with the national organization the Islamic Circle of North America to provide 200 backpacks loaded with school supplies to Utica children.
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08 18 12
 

Eid Mubarak! 2012

 
Donate NowThe Islamic Circle of North America wishes you and your loved ones a blessed Eid Al-Fitr! ICNA invites you to build a sense of unity amongst the Muslim community and proudly celebrate Eid with joy and vigor.


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08 18 12
 

Muslims Brace For Tense Holiday

 
By Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service, August 16
 
Following attacks on seven U.S. mosques in the last two weeks, including three attacks last weekend, many Muslim Americans are approaching the end of Ramadan on Sunday (Aug. 19) under a cloud of fear as Muslim groups try to increase security without spurring panic.
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08 15 12
 

Attacking Shariah, Attacking Religious Freedom

 
By Dr. Zahid Bukhari | August 14, 2012
 
This is the season of Ramadan, one of the holiest times of the year for practicing Muslims. For one month, we fast from dawn until dusk, increase our charity work and deepen our faith through the Quran.
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08 14 12
 

Lowcountry children get free back-to-school supplies

 
By Chris Hauff (WCIV), ABC4 News
 
CHARLESTON, SC (Aug 12, 2012) – Heading back to school just got a whole lot easier for hundreds of Lowcountry children, thanks to the Shifa Women’s Clinic and the Islamic Circle of North America.
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08 12 12
 

ICNA Relief Launches “Back to School Giveaway” 2012

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 13, 2012) – ICNA Relief USA, the domestic-relief division of the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) is excited to announce its 2nd annual Back to School Giveaway program.
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08 8 12
 

Documentary on Anti-Shariah Movement & Its Response

 
Program: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Episode: Shariah Controversy
 
“It targets one community, one faith,” says Naeem Baig of proposed legislation to ban US state courts from considering shariah. “It is to create this fear of Islam and Muslims in the larger society.”
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08 6 12
 

Joplin Mosque Burns Down: ICNA Deeply Concerned

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 6, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press statement expressing deep concern over the burning down of a mosque in Joplin, MO early this morning.
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08 5 12
 

ICNA Condemns Attack on Sikh Temple

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 5, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press statement condemning the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this morning.
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