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Archive for September, 2012

09 27 12
 

Freedom of Expression & Sacredness of Religious Icons

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (September 28, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a policy statement today on freedom of expression & sacredness of religious icons. “We would like to help our fellow citizens understand the complicated yet extremely sensitive nature of the whole situation.”
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09 23 12
 

Chicago group launches ads to counter anti-Islam video

 
September 21, 2012, By: Odette Yousef
 
A Chicago-based Muslim education group is launching its own media campaign to counter an anti-Islamic video that has incited turmoil in predominantly Islamic countries throughout the Middle East and South Asia. GainPeace, the outreach arm of the Islamic Circle of North America, plans to spend at least $50,000 in the Chicago market on messages that will attempt to cast the Islamic Prophet Mohammed positively. Sabeel Ahmed, director of GainPeace, says the messages will be disseminated through social media, bus advertisements, billboards, and public service announcements on the radio and television.
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09 17 12
 

The Use and Abuse of Hate

 
By Prof. Whitney S. Bodman
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
 
Is it better to hate or to be hated? The unfolding story of the 14-minute pornographic collection of film clips about Muhammad raises this question. The film itself was represented as a trailer of a full-length feature film, though there may not ever have been more than what was posted on YouTube.
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09 12 12
 

NY Backpack giveaway draws anti-mosque protestors

Two anti-Sheepshead Bay mosque protestors boycott schoolbag giveaway
 
By Colin Mixson, Brooklyn Daily
 
August 31, 2012 – Two Sheepshead Bay residents still fighting the hopeless battle to stop the construction of a Voorhies Avenue mosque protested a school supply giveaway in front of the still-under-construction house of worship on Saturday — but were easily drowned out by the dozens of parents and children looking for free backpacks, notebooks, and pencils.
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09 12 12
 

ICNA Announces Annual MFD at 6-Flags, Arlington TX

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
DALLAS, Texas (September 12, 2012) – You requested and we responded: The Dallas chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) announces its 6th Annual Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington on Sunday, October 28, 2012 to coincide with the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha.
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