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Archive for November, 2016

11 29 16
 

Muslim women’s group in Edmonton posts billboard condemning hate

(AhlulBayt News Agency) – A Canadian Islamic women’s group is hoping a new billboard will encourage Edmontonians to meet their Muslim neighbors.
 
“We have been trying to combat misconceptions about Islam. Lots of people are misinformed, and there are some negative stereotypes about Islam which we, as practicing Muslims, don’t see,” said Afshan Fatima, with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Sisters Edmonton. “For us, it is all about serving God through serving humanity.”
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11 29 16
 

Muslim women’s group fights xenophobic attacks

Following a wave of hateful anti-Muslim posters in the city, Islamic Circle of North America Sisters is inviting the city to learn about their religion
 
By Alex Boyd, Metro, Nov 28 2016
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11 28 16
 

Billboard by Muslim women’s group condemning violence

 
Islamic Circle Of North America (ICNA) Sisters Edmonton group has put up a billboard at 106 Avenue and 101 Street in Edmonton emphasizing that Islam is a religion of peace, encouraging those with questions about Muslim people to contact them directly so they can work to dispel hateful misconceptions after anti-Muslim pamphlets have been delivered to Edmonton doorsteps.
 
By Claire Theobald, Edmonton Journal
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11 25 16
 

We Are Standing Rock

America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans
 
By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs
 
On November 3, 2016, over 500 clergy and other religious and spiritual leaders answered the call to gather in a remote, impoverished, bleak-looking land that, by appearance and material conditions, could have passed for any non-Western country in the developing world.
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11 16 16
 

ICNA works with Amazon on ad showing interfaith relation

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NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 16, 2016) – In an era of division and disharmony, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is proud to have worked with Amazon, along with other faith-based organizations, on its ad for Amazon Prime. This ad goes beyond its objective of selling a product and highlights true friendship and caring, despite religious and racial backgrounds.
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11 13 16
 

Muslim-American Leaders React to Trump’s Election

By Stav Ziv, Newsweek
 
Leaders of Muslim-American communities and organizations congratulated Donald Trump, and implored the president-elect to change his tone and protect the rights of all Americans, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and live-streamed on the organization’s Facebook page.
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11 12 16
 

Trump presidency: Muslim community shudders

By Lisa Wangsness Globe Staff
 
Too distressed to focus in class Wednesday, Asaad Traina, a 25-year-old public health student at Harvard University, joined his friend Mahmoud Elrifai for lunch at the cafe in Boston’s largest mosque.
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11 11 16
 

‘Muslims condemn all violence’ billboard up on I-35

by Michelle Pekarsky
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Drivers on I-35 at Cambridge Circle may notice a new billboard that’s part of a public awareness and outreach campaign to counter hate and fear.
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11 10 16
 

After election, sorrow and fear among immigrants

By Maria Sacchetti and Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff
 
Milton Lopez opened his Everett market at 8 a.m. Wednesday, just like always, stacking the quesadillas, the fresh rolls, and the tamales for customers. But by mid-morning he was all alone, watching television with tears in his eyes.
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11 10 16
 

ICNA urges President-elect to work for all Americans

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NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 9, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America welcomes the safe, fair, and free election process and thanks the hundreds of non-profits and thousands of activists for ensuring this.
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11 9 16
 

‘American Muslims Are Here to Stay,’ CAIR Tells Trump

By Patrick Goodenough
 
(CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations and other Muslim groups called on President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday to reach out to Muslims and other communities “impacted” by his campaign rhetoric.
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11 8 16
 

Visitors explored Islamic civilization through art exhibition

By Nouman Khalil, The Mississauga News
 
Residents of all age groups this weekend explored the world’s old civilization and cultures through an Islamic art exhibition in Mississauga.
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11 7 16
 

USA 2016 : Muslims GOTV, le guide du parfait électeur musulman américain

Rédigé par Samba Doucouré | Samedi 5 Novembre 2016
 
Les Etats-Unis s’apprête à élire leur nouveau président mardi 8 novembre. Chaque communauté s’organise de son côté pour influencer le résultat de l’élection et c’est le cas également pour les Américains de confession musulmane. Le Conseil des relations américano-islamiques (CAIR) a lancé, mardi 1er novembre, le site « Muslims Go To Vote », en français « Les musulmans vont voter ».
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11 7 16
 

Open Mosque to Promote Peace & Understanding

Islamic Society of North West Suburbs Hosts Mosque Open House to Help Promote Message of Peace and Understanding of Islam
 
IL, October 30, 2016: Islamic Society of North West Suburbs (ISNS) hosted an ‘Open Mosque Day’ on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at their facility in Rolling Meadows.
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11 6 16
 

USCMO’s Voter Registration Drive Tops 1 Million Target

USCMO’s Voter Registration Drive Tops the One Million Voters Mark for 2016 Election
 
(Washington, D.C., 11/2/2016) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of national, regional, and local Muslim organizations, is proud to announce today that the response to the One Million Voters Drive it proclaimed in December 2015 and Get out The Vote campaign across the nation has been overwhelmingly successful.
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11 5 16
 

1+ Million US Muslims Now Registered to Vote

By Masood Farivar, Voice of America
 
WASHINGTON — More than one million American Muslims have registered to vote in the November 8 U.S. elections, a record number that puts the community in a position to tip the race in states where they live in large numbers as polls show a tightening contest, Muslim advocates said on Wednesday.
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11 5 16
 

Muslims gearing up to vote: Rejecting anti-Islam talk

By Hannan Adely, northjersey.com | USA TODAY
 
When she heard the tale, told by the Republican nominee for president, that Gen. John Pershing shot dozens of Muslims during a century-old Philippines conflict with bullets dipped in pig’s blood, Kaity Assaf was so repulsed she personally registered up about 15 new Muslim voters on a recent Friday outside a local mosque.
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11 4 16
 

Khizr Khan’s mission to take down Donald Trump is working

American Muslims can expect a phone call soon from Khizr Khan. On Sunday (Nov. 6), he will remind them to get to the polls on voting day through a robo-call to 500,000 registered voters, organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group.
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11 3 16
 

Trump’s remarks spur father of slain Muslim soldier

Donald Trump’s Remarks Spur Father of Slain Muslim Soldier Deeper Into Election Campaign
 
Clinton backer Khzir Khan leads effort to get out the Muslim vote and bridge rift caused by GOP candidate’s views on immigrants from Islamic nations

 
By BETH REINHARD, Wall Street Journal
 
Khzir Khan isn’t finished talking about his son, the U.S. Constitution and the dangers of bigotry.
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11 2 16
 

Skokie man devotes life to educating about Islam

By Alex Ortiz, November 1, 2016
 
It didn’t take long for Dr. Sabeel Ahmed to feel unwelcome when he immigrated to the United States from India at 17. During his first gym class, students spat on him because he is Muslim. He was called into the principal’s office to tell who did it, but when asked if they should be punished, he said ‘No.’
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