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Archive for December, 2016

12 30 16
 

New campaign to promote “harmony and unity”

Muslim Association of Bolingbrook part of new campaign to promote “harmony and unity”
 
BOLINGBROOK – As part of a new campaign started by Gain Peace, a Muslim group based in Chicago, members of the Muslim Association of Bolingbrook (MAB) are attempting to build alliances to “stand up against discrimination, hate attacks, and racism against any American.”
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12 28 16
 

‘FETÖ is a radical group like Daesh, Boko Haram’, President’s daughter says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter, the Vice Chair of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) Sümeyye Erdoğan Bayraktar, said on Tuesday that “FETÖ is a radical group like Daesh and Boko Haram.” She spoke at a meeting held in Chicago on the sidelines of the 15th Annual MAS-ICNA Convention, the largest Islamic convention in North America, which she attended as the guest of honor.
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12 28 16
 

Erdogan’s daughter says Turkey inspires hope for all Muslim World

Sumeyye Erdogan Bayraktar, daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and vice-chairperson of the Istanbul-based Women and Democracy Association (KADEM), said that Turkey serves as an inspiration for other Muslim nations and shows that democracy and Islam can work well with each other.
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12 27 16
 

Turkey to have large presence at annual Islamic convention in Chicago

The 15th Annual MAS-ICNA Convention which is one of the largest and most diverse Islamic conventions in North America, will start in Chicago on Monday to discuss the problems facing the Islamic world and Muslims in the U.S.
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12 27 16
 

Anadolu Agency opens coup exhibit at US convention

July 15 putsch attempt ‘turning point’ in contemporary Turkish history, says daughter of President Erdogan
 
CHICAGO – Anadolu Agency opened a photo exhibition here Monday at a U.S. Muslim convention that portrays the democratic struggle of the Turkish people against a bloody coup attempt this past summer.
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12 26 16
 

Financial cheer to orphans on Christmas

THE HANS INDIA | Dec 26,2016
 
It was a Christmas Day second coming that nearly 10,000 orphan students will remember in their lifetime.
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12 25 16
 

Muslim convention in Atlanta focusing on peace, building relationships

Tim Darnell , WXIA, 11 Alive by NBC
 
ATLANTA, Ga — Thousands of American Muslims met in Atlanta over Christmas weekend discussing peace and spiritual renewal.
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12 24 16
 

Campaign to Build Alliances, Promote Harmony and Unity

Muslim Group Launches Billboards Campaign to Build Alliances, Promote Harmony and Unity
 
(Chicago, IL, 12/23/2016) – On Dec 22, 2016, GainPeace, a Muslim group based in Chicago, launched a six weeks campaign designed to build alliances in the society and condemn all bigotry and racism. The campaign is in response to the increasing rhetoric by some of the individuals in National Leadership, the recent spike in hate crimes; this campaign raises awareness regarding the constitutional rights of all, especially Muslim Americans and minorities.
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12 23 16
 

Muslim Group Launches Billboards Campaign to Build Alliances, Promote Harmony and Unity

(Chicago, IL, 12/23/2016) – On Dec 22, 2016, GainPeace, a Muslim group based in Chicago, launched a six weeks campaign designed to build alliances in the society and condemn all bigotry and racism. The campaign is in response to the increasing rhetoric by some of the individuals in National Leadership, the recent spike in hate crimes; this campaign raises awareness regarding the constitutional rights of all, especially Muslim Americans and minorities.
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12 23 16
 

ICNA CSJ welcomes dismantling of NSEERS

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Washington D.C. (Dec. 23, 2016) – ​ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) welcomes President Barack Obama’s ending of the National Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program. This post 9/11 registry program required certain people from 25 countries to register with the federal government and check in for follow-ups.
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12 19 16
 

ICNA deplores civilian deaths in Berlin truck incident

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NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 19, 2016) – ​The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) deplores the truck incident in a Christmas market in central Berlin, Germany last night.
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12 18 16
 

Argentina’s Muslim Minority

By Vincent Lofaso, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
 
Muslim minorities in Latin America have received considerably less attention than comparable communities in Europe or in the United States. Islam is a growing religion in Latin America, and policy makers have yet to recognize this trend. According to the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA), approximately 2 percent of Argentines, for example, profess Islam as their primary faith.[i]
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12 17 16
 

Norman Muslims: ‘We are part of the community’

By Joy Hampton, Senior Staff Writer, The Norman Transcript
 
Once a month, clients dining at Food and Shelter get lunch with a Middle Eastern twist. The first Friday of the month, the Islamic Society of Norman serves food provided from an area restaurant as part of a spiritual belief in service to the community.
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12 16 16
 

Signs From God

Billboard evangelists are decorating America in their image — and 2016 was their biggest year yet. That’s probably not a good sign.
 
by Ann-Derrick Gaillot, Photography by Adam Pape
 
One sunny afternoon in June 2005, Jess Gollish was driving south down a Michigan highway when she suddenly lost control of her car. It was her 21st birthday and she was on her way to celebrate with friends.
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12 14 16
 

USCMO: Stop Aleppo genocide & protect civilians

 
(WASHINGTON DC 12/14/2016) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of several leading national and local Muslim organizations and institutions, denounces the joint Syrian, Russian and Iranian attack on the city of Aleppo and the imminent danger to the lives of the 150,000 civilians that are confined to two districts.
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12 14 16
 

ICNA urges immediate int’l intervention in Aleppo

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NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 14, 2016) – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) today called on the international community to intervene immediately to halt “reported massacres” in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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12 7 16
 

ICNA Saddened at the death of Junaid Jamshed and others

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NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 7, 2016) – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is saddened to hear about the crash of Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) flight PK661, which crashed near the northern town of Havelian. The flight was carrying about 48 passengers.
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12 6 16
 

‘Get out of America’ climate: Billboards are the reaction

‘Get out of America’: Pro-Islam billboards in Dallas a reaction to political climate
 
Naomi Martin, Dallas News, 12/6
 
Driving down Dallas highways lately, you may have noticed an unusual billboard tucked among the more expected ones advertising Christian churches.
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12 4 16
 

More than 100 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

By Nicole Fleming, Globe Correspondent
 
CAMBRIDGE — A Bangladeshi family stood behind yellow tape Sunday afternoon, weeping in silence as they watched crews working on Berkshire Street around the fire-damaged building that they used to call their home. Their clothes, immigration documents, the gold that was their life savings — a 10-alarm fire had taken it all.
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