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Archive for June, 2016

06 30 16
 

Meet the Rabbis of Jewish Voice for Peace!

June 29, 2016 at Grace Place in Chicago.
 
Come meet some of the members of Jewish Voice for Peace’s National Rabbinical Council, and learn about the work that they are doing to inside and outside the mainstream Jewish community to combat censorship; oppose Faithwashing (using “interfaith” unity as a way of censoring criticism of Israel); and creating new spaces within the Jewish community where non-Zionism is welcomed.
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06 29 16
 

Muslim groups, like Latino groups, mobilize to defeat Trump

By Kerry Eleveld, Jun 29, 2016
 
Even though Donald Trump is “refining” his Muslim ban to cast a broader net, it doesn’t mean Muslim Americans are unclear about Trump’s effort to stigmatize them and their religion. Trump’s continued emphasis on terrorism and immigrants from “terrorist nations” (yet to be defined by team Trump) is sparking mobilization efforts in Muslim American communities across the country, reports Lauren Fox.
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06 29 16
 

‘Never Been A Time Like This’: Alarmed Muslim Voters Mobilize To Stop Trump

By Lauren Fox, June 29, 2016
 
MANASSAS, Va. – Friday prayer service was winding down at a mosque in northern Virginia when the group’s president made his way to the front of the room and made an announcement he typically reserves for the final weeks before Election Day.
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06 29 16
 

USCMO denounces terror attack at Istanbul Airport

(Washington, D.C., 6/28/2016) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, condemns the cowardly attack at the Ataturk international airport in Istanbul, Turkey which claimed at least 41 innocent lives and scores of injured people. “This terrorist act is strongly condemned and those behind it should be brought to justice” said Oussama Jammal, secretary general of USCMO.
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06 29 16
 

Turkey Airport Attacks Condemned by ICNA

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NEW YORK, NY (June 29, 2016) – ICNA strongly condemns the deadly attack on innocent civilians at Turkey International Airport today. It is yet another cowardly and ghastly act and this time it is Muslims who were mostly the victims.
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06 22 16
 

Fair Chance Act: Meeting with Human Rights Commission

By Abdus-Salaam Musa
 
(ICNA Headquarters, New York) – The South East Queens Muslim Collective and the Islamic Circle of North America presented an event with the Human Rights Commission of New York City on the the Fair Chance Act.
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06 19 16
 

Muslims Host Community at a Ramadan Iftar in the Park

NEW YORK, NY (Saturday, June 18, 2016) – A crowd estimated at close to 600 Muslims and community residents shared an afternoon together in Rufus King Park in downtown Jamaica. The occasion was a Community Iftar (dinner) that follows the fast breaking by Muslims each day at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan.
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06 18 16
 

One America Campaign Launches at ICNA Convention

By Javeria Salman
 
(June 14, 2016, Washington D.C.) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) recently launched a new initiative “One America Campaign” to unite the Muslim American voice and encourage the Muslim community to get involved in civic engagement.
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06 18 16
 

Muslim Group: Relationship with Latinos ‘Stronger Than Ever’ in Light of Orlando Shooting

by Edwin Mora, Breitbart News
 
The Orlando massacre at the hands of Omar Mateen will not cause a rift between the Latino and Muslim communities, even though the overwhelming majority of the victims were Latinos, an Islamic organization told Breitbart News.
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06 17 16
 

Jamaica Muslims organize first Community Iftar at Park

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | June 15, 2016
 
QUEENS — Jamaica Muslim groups will host their first Community Iftar, or breaking of the fast, this Saturday at Rufus King Park in a bid to share the spirit of Ramadan with their neighbors.
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06 15 16
 

Billboards: Chicago Muslims respond to Orlando shooting

Chicago Muslims respond to Orlando shooting with billboard messages to dispel Islamophobia and educate about Islam.
 
Jun. 15, 2016 / PRZen / CHICAGO — Muslims of Chicago respond to the Orlando shooting by launching an educational campaign using a billboard to invite the public to learn about the true teachings of Islam.
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06 14 16
 

Speakers to community: come together, defeat hate with love

By Amy Bounds, Daily Camera, Boulder News
 
Boulder, Colorado – Members of the local LGBT community and their allies gathered in downtown Boulder on Sunday night to mourn and support the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
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06 14 16
 

A Joint Muslim Statement on the Carnage in Orlando

June 13, 2016. On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
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06 13 16
 

Area LGBT bar, Islamic Center help Orlando victims

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian
 
The shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, will have ramifications beyond the dozens of people who were killed or injured, and Cape Girardeau’s LGBTQ community members feel they and non-LGBTQ communities need to stand closer together.
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06 13 16
 

ICNA FL joins community to denounce the Orlando killings

June 13, 2016, Fort Pierce, Florida – In a press conference at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, the local Muslim community denounced the attacks in Orlando yesterday.
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06 12 16
 

Muslim leaders condemn Orlando nightclub shooting

WASHINGTON JUNE 12 – National Muslim leaders held a Sunday afternoon news conference in Washington, D.C. to condemn the early morning mass shooting at an Orlando, Fla. nightclub and to offer condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed or injured.
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06 12 16
 

ICNA Condemns the Barbaric Attack in Orlando

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NEW YORK, NY (June 12, 2016) – In a press statement today, the Islamic Circle of North America condemned the attacks in Orlando today as barbaric and abhorrent.
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06 12 16
 

An American Farewell to the People’s Champ

By Rameez Abid, ICNA Council for Social Justice
 
(June 11, 2016, Louisville, KY) – Muslim leaders from all around the U.S. took part in the funeral service and memorial for Muhammad Ali on Thursday and Friday.
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06 12 16
 

Prayer Service for Ali Draws Thousands to hometown

By KEN BELSONJUNE 9, 2016, NY Times
 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was well known as a world champion boxer, but Hussein Hamdani remembers him more for what he did out of the ring, especially his devotion to Islam.
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06 11 16
 

USCMO condemns the Orlando shooting

(Washington, D.C., 6/12/2016) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, expresses its horror over the mass shooting which took place at a nightclub in Orlando, FL overnight, and offers its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prays for quick recovery for those who were injured.
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