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Archive for May, 2016

05 31 16
 

25,000 Muslim Americans gather to curb Islamophobia

May 30, 2016, AhlulBayt News Agency – Nearly 25,000 people, including Ismael Essa, gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center Saturday for a three-day conference.
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05 31 16
 

Islamophobia spurring US Muslims in political process

‘This year we are more active, because you have people like Trump who are talking negative about everybody,’ says head of advocacy group
 
By Esra Kaymak Avci
 
BALTIMORE, United States – American Muslims are involved in this year’s presidential elections in greater numbers than in years past because of heightened Islamophobic rhetoric, the head of a voter education and advocacy group told Anadolu Agency.
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05 30 16
 

Thousands gather at largest convention of US Muslims

The convention this year honors the holy Quran, and speakers address everyday challenges facing US Muslims
 
By Esra Kaymak Avci, BALTIMORE, United States (AA) – Tens of thousands of Muslims from across the U.S. gathered Saturday for the largest gathering of American Muslims, the 41st Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)-Muslim American Society (MAS) convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
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05 30 16
 

Baltimore Muslims Hand Out 700 Mercy Bags to Needy

Mon 30 May 2016, CAIRO – Muslim volunteers from the Islamic Circle of North America Relief have handed out 700 ‘mercy bags’ to needy seniors and homeless, in the second year of service project in Baltimore.
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05 30 16
 

Muslims Meet in Baltimore to Dispel Myths

Sun 29 May 2016, BALTIMORE – Amid increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric in election campaign, a national American-Muslim organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore to dispel myths about Islam and Muslims.
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05 30 16
 

Anti-Islamophobia ‘pill’ at US convention pulls crowd

‘Islamophobin cures’ people of Islamophobia, according to Council on American-Islamic Relations’s satirical campaign
 
Esra Kaymak, BALTIMORE, United States
 
The “Islamophobin” pill, launched by a Muslim association to counter Islamophobia in America, has attracted crowds at the Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society convention in the U.S. state of Maryland.
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05 30 16
 

Turkish ambassador to U.S. briefed on Anadolu project

At US Muslim convention, Ambassador Kilic praises Anadolu’s new package, saying it will fill a huge gap in mainstream media
 
By Esra Kaymak Avci, WASHINGTON
 
Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Serdar Kilic visited Anadolu Agency’s stand at the largest annual gathering of U.S. Muslims Sunday, where he was briefed about the agency’s new World Report News Package.
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05 30 16
 

Anadolu Agency’s global news package presented in US

‘We hope that this new project will be a news bridge between Muslims,’ says Deputy Director General Metin Mutanoglu
 
By Esra Kaymak Avci, BALTIMORE, United States
 
Anadolu Agency has used the largest annual gathering of American Muslims to present its new Anadolu World Report News Package.
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05 28 16
 

Muslim Americans gather to curb Islamophobia, dispel myths about faith

By Karen Campbell, Saturday, May 28th 2016
 
BALTIMORE (WBFF)– Nearly 25,000 people, including Ismael Essa, gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center Saturday for a three-day conference.
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05 27 16
 

Amid growing tension, convention to dispel myths

By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun
 
Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of ISIS-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend.
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05 26 16
 

Anadolu Agency’s global news package set for US launch

Anadolu World Report News Package will deliver news dedicated to Islamic world
 
WASHINGTON – Anadolu Agency is set to launch a new package focused solely on the Islamic world.
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05 25 16
 

Free health care clinic thriving in Mount Pleasant

By Stacy Jacobson, ABC News
 
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Inside a brown brick building in Mt. Pleasant, an Islamic organization is bringing together people of all faiths and backgrounds. The Shifa clinic provides primary and gynecological care to uninsured men and women in the Lowcountry. Shifa is Arabic for “healing.”
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05 24 16
 

Hundreds attend ICNA education fair in Mississauga

Mississauga News, By Nouman Khalil
 
Hundreds of high school students, parents and teachers attended the education fair in Mississauga that was intended to guide youth about what next beyond high school.
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05 22 16
 

’ریپبلیکن، ڈیموکریٹک پارٹیاں مسلمان مخالف جذبات کی مذمت کریں‘

’’بحیثیتِ امریکی، صدارتی انتخابی مہم کے دوران مسلمان مخالف تاثر اور الفاظ کے استعمال پر ہمیں سخت تشویش ہے۔ ایسے رویے ملک کی مسلمان برادری اور دیگر اقلیتوں کے لیے تکلیف کا باعث ہیں‘‘
واشنگٹن —
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05 10 16
 

Execution of Maulana Nizami Strongly Condemned by ICNA

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-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
NEW YORK, NY (May 10, 2016) – In a press statement today, The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) strongly condemns the execution today of Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, the Ameer (Chief) of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party by the current regime and declares it another shameful act of judicial killing which is part of the ongoing brutal persecution of political opponents by Shaikh Hasina’s government.
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05 9 16
 

Importance of Parents: An Islamic Perspective

By Sh. Abdool Rahman Khan
 
The family is that solid block which forms the foundation of a functional society. It comprises of individuals with their distinctive relationships, such as, husband-wife relationship, extended family, in-laws but at the top of this list is the parent-child relationship. All of these relationships are maintained by strong bonds of love, affection, respect and sacrifice.
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05 9 16
 

Peel community responds to those impacted by Fort McMurray wildfires

by Nouman Khalil, Mississauga News, May 09, 2016
 
The heat was on to help those impacted by the wildfires that have destroyed large parts of Fort McMurray, Alberta. And residents, businesses and associations in Peel have responded.
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05 5 16
 

ICNA Activist Advocates for Felons’ Vote in Virginia

Mount Vernon Voice- A local advocate for restoring voting rights to former felons, Mohamed B. Rahman, was invited to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announcement of his executive order restoring the civil rights of 206,000 former felons in Virginia on April 22. He may even have planted the idea.
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05 3 16
 

National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day feeds needy

Capital Region Muslims offer food to needy at eight locations
 
By Paul Grondahl, April 28, 2016, Albany
 
Uzma Popal will coordinate hundreds of volunteers preparing and serving meals for nearly 1,000 homeless and needy people across the Capital Region on Saturday as part of an inaugural National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day.
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05 3 16
 

Over 300 Muslims Lobby Congress On Advocacy Day

By Hena Zuberi, TML, 03 May 2016
 
Tasneem Ahmed rode in from Virginia with a bus full of delegates from around the country to Capitol Hill. The grandmother who is a retired computer scientist came —along with 330 others —to ask her Congressmen and Senators to denounce anti-Muslim bigotry. It was her first experience with lobbying.
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