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04 30 13

Successful booth at LA Times Book Fest amid concerns

By Roomana Songerwala
LOS ANGELES, California (April 22, 2013) – Over the past two days the prestigious Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was held on the sprawling grounds of the University of Southern California campus amid a warm but breezy weather.
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04 27 13

LA Times Book Fest: Islamic involvement at the festival

By Nicolette Kelegian, Annenberg Radio, USC
LOS ANGELES, California (April 19, 2013) – The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is scheduled this weekend at the University of Southern California. On Saturday, there will be more than 300 booths spread across the University Park Campus and more than 150,000 people are expected to attend the festival.
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04 21 13

WBAI Radio: Boston Marathon bombings backlash


An Interview with Malika Rushdan, ICNA Relief

Boston, MA (April 20, 2013) – As always some individuals and communities are being scape-goated and marginalized, most recently in the aftermath of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings.
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04 20 13

ICNA hosts meeting with Sudanese Minister and Muslim Organizations

ICNA hosted a meeting of national American Muslim organizations with the Sudanese Finance Minister Ali Mahmoud M. Abdelrasoul.
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04 19 13

ICNA statement at joint US Muslim org press conference

WASHINGTON D.C. (April 19, 2013) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a statement during a joint press conference today with other national Muslim organizations at The National Press Club in the capital.
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04 17 13

ICNA Relief Participates in Boston Vigil

April 16, 2013 – ICNA Relief’s Boston Field Office Director Malika MacDonald, stood in solidarity with hundreds of other Americans at Boston Commons candlelight vigil, for those killed and injured during the Boston Marathon bombings. The location of the vigil was just blocks from where the tragic attack took place.
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04 17 13

U.S. Muslims Mobilize To Prevent Backlash

By David Gibson and Lauren Markoe, 04/16/2013
(RNS) No sooner had the reality of the Boston Marathon bombing sunk in on Monday (April 15) afternoon than Muslim activists in the U.S. began sending out a slew of news releases, tweets and Facebook messages urging prayers and aid for the victims — and condemning whoever was behind the horrific attack.
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04 16 13

Boston Runner: I’ll run until my body can’t take it anymore

April 16, 2013
In an interview with, Jalon Fowler, a Muslim participant of the Boston Marathon relates her experience.
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04 15 13

ICNA Expresses Outrage at Boston Bomb Attacks

JAMAICA, New York (April 15, 2013) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) expresses its outrage at the bomb attacks today on the Boston Marathon. The senseless attack left at least three people dead and many more injured including several who have lost their limbs.
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04 10 13

ICNA Participates in Sino-US Religion Dialogue

MANHATTAN, New York (April 10, 2013) – The President of ICNA, Naeem Baig, participated in the dialogue held today at the office of Religions for Peace, in Manhattan, New York, with the delegation of the China Committee on Religion and Peace (CCRP). ICNA is an Executive Council member of the US based organization Religions for Peace USA.
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04 9 13

Who Guards The Most Sacred Site In Christendom?

By Gabriele Barbati | March 29 2013
JERUSALEM — Every Christian knows the holiest places in Christendom are in Jerusalem. The holiest of all, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, was erected in 325, over the site where it is believed Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.
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04 6 13

Mexico’s Growing Muslims

OnIslam & News Agencies, 29 March 2013
TIJUANA, Mexico — Gathering from different countries at the sleepy beach of Tijuana, a growing number of the city’s population are becoming Muslims, finding Islamic values close to the country’s Catholic traditions.
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