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Archive for February, 2015

02 28 15
 

Slayings of North Carolina Muslims must not be in vain

By Saulat Pervez, February 25, 2015
 
Will the slayings of three North Carolina Muslims continue to unify America’s diverse population into a lasting peace?
 
As I sat and watched Suzanne Barakat give several interviews, talking about her brother, Deah; his wife, Yusor, and his sister-in-law, Razan, so soon after their tragic and senseless deaths in a Chapel Hill suburb on Feb. 10, I was struck by her incredible strength.
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02 23 15
 

Talking about racism: MSA Colo. addresses heavy topic

by Danielle Jauregui, February 21, 2015
 
The topic of racism is often seen as something that has been resolved, something most students choose to forget about. The Muslim Student Association at Colorado State University is trying to make sure students do not forget about this issue by praying about it and hosting events to bring awareness.
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02 18 15
 

Dozens of volunteers pitch in to help at Interfaith Build

By Paradise Afshar, Miami Herald
02/17/2015
 
Vernante Thélusma started Presidents’ Day at 7:30 a.m. at a South Miami Heights Habitat for Humanity building site.

By 11 a.m. the 27-year-old was in the midst of building her dream home, alongside dozens of volunteers from various faith traditions taking part in the second annual Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build.
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02 16 15
 

MSA Raises Awareness for Orlando’s Hungry

By Anne Lottman on February 16, 2015
 
About 300 students pledged to not eat for a day on Friday as part of Fast-A-Thon at the University of Central Florida to raise awareness for fighting hunger and homelessness.
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02 15 15
 

Muslim leadership stands together in solidarity in NC

 
ICNA Staff Writer, Feb 12, 2015. Raleigh, NC
 
In cities across the nation Muslims poured out in the hundreds to host vigils in memory of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Masajid and Muslim organizations and student groups organized memorials in support from Los Angeles to Washington, DC.
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02 14 15
 

UCF Community Holds Vigil for Muslim Students Killed

By Ailin Le Bellot on February 13, 2015, Beyond UCF, Crime News
 
The UCF community came together Thursday night for a vigil to remember three Muslim students who were shot and killed in North Carolina, a slaying that has the nation rattled.
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02 14 15
 

‘Parallel’ FBI inquiry into Chapel Hill shootings

 
By Angelica Alvarez , Fred Shropshire , Ed Crump , Andrea Blanford and Tamara Gibbs
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 01:12PM
 
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The FBI says it’s opened a “parallel preliminary inquiry” in connection with the shooting deaths of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to determine if federal laws were violated.
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02 13 15
 

Wake Forest stands by its Muslim chaplain

Wake Forest stands by its Muslim chaplain, despite call for donor boycott until views of ‘radical jihadist’ can be debated
 
By Susan Svrluga, February 11, 2015
 
Wake Forest University’s president took a public stand Wednesday in support of the school’s imam, who has been targeted by an alumni campaign labeling him a radical jihadist and calling for a boycott of donations.
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02 13 15
 

Slain Students Mourned; Hate Crime Alleged

BY KATIE JANSEN, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C.February 13, 2015
 
RALEIGH – Some 5,500 people including national Muslim leaders answered the daily call for prayer Thursday and participated in a funeral prayer for the three Muslim students shot and killed in Chapel Hill Tuesday.
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02 11 15
 

ICNA offers condolences in NC killings, calls for full investigation

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 11, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) extends its deepest condolences to the families of three Muslim students who were shot and killed execution style in North Carolina yesterday.
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02 6 15
 

They were the nicest people I met

They (Muslims) were the nicest people I met, writes a student after Masjid visit
 
Saturday January 10, 2015 10:35 PM, ummid.com News Network
 
Chicago: Challenging the the rampant anti-Islam and anti-Muslim propaganda, a high school student after a visit to a local mosque wrote in his report that he found Muslims the nicest people he had ever met.
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02 2 15
 

ICNA Announces its 2015 Convention Theme

After weeks of discussions ICNA’s Convention Program Committee settled on the theme for its 2015 national convention in Baltimore in May of this year – Islam: The Connection between Purpose, Compassion and Service.
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