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Archive for September, 2017

09 28 17
 

Muslim group donates 2K lbs of halal lamb to food pantry

By Pamela Silvestri
 
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The first of two shipments of 2,000 pounds of halal lamb meat arrived at Project Hospitality Wednesday afternoon in Stapleton.
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09 24 17
 

Aid workers describe chaos at Rohingya border camp

By FATIMA SYED, Staff Reporter, Sept. 23, 2017
 
Standing on the easternmost riverside city of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in the shadow a Burmese horizon that’s still on fire, Zaid Al-Rawni watched small boats crossing the treacherous waters full of people. They’d go back empty and come back with more people.
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09 22 17
 

Muslims At The Forefront Of Relief Work

by Aisha Asif, Media Director at ICNA Relief
 
When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 breaking away the levees and unleashing destruction at a level not seen before, it was then that ICNA Relief stood up for the first time to respond to a disaster. The organization mobilized Islamic centers, mosques, and the Muslim American community to come together to house, feed and help rehabilitate hurricane survivors.
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09 21 17
 

Religious principles drive Muslim response to disasters

By Zainab Arain, Orlando Sentinel
 
In the past month, the South and Southeastern regions of the United States were besieged by climate-related disasters. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left at least 116 people dead and an estimated $290 billion in damages in their wake.
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09 20 17
 

ICNA Relief donates supplies to Liberty City storm victims

 
MIAMI (WSVN) – A Muslim-American organization held a generous giveaway for some South Floridians in need after Hurricane Irma. Islamic Circle of North America Relief distributed thousands of dollars worth of donations to storm victims in Liberty City, Sunday.
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09 20 17
 

U.S. Muslim group passes out food & supplies in Liberty City

LIBERTY CITY (CBSMiami) September 17, 2017 — Neighbors continue helping neighbors all across South Florida. On Sunday, the Islamic Circle of North America’s Disaster Relief Organization passed out food and supplies in Liberty City, at the Masjid Al-Ansar at 5245 N.W. 7th Avenue.
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09 20 17
 

Muslim festival cuts through the stereotypes

By Jeremy C. Fox and Cristela Guerra GLOBE CORRESPONDENT | GLOBE STAFF SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
 
MALDEN — The percussive rhythms of traditional Syrian music and the smells of shawarma and samosas filled the air Sunday afternoon as thousands gathered for a celebration of Islamic culture intended to build bridges across faiths and erode negative stereotypes of the religion.
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09 20 17
 

Canadian Muslim NGO Distributes Aid to Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Sept. 19 – The Canada-based Islamic Circle of North America distributed food among hundreds of Muslim Rohingya arriving at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, September 19.
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09 16 17
 

Muslim relief worker’s inextricable bond: faith & charity

 
By Ramon Taylor, September 15, 2017
COOPER CITY, FLORIDA — When Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Coast, volunteers of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) arranged shelter.
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09 15 17
 

USCMO Meet Myanmar, OIC, Turkish Ambassadors

USCMO Demands Halt to Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing
 
(Washington, D.C., 9/15/17) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations in America, met separately in the last few days with the ambassadors of Myanmar, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Turkey.
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09 14 17
 

Burma: Where Were The Muslims?

By Imam Khalid Griggs, September 5, 2017
 
Just imagine the year is 2100 CE, long after we are all dead. A school child is studying Muslim history of the last century. He finds extremely disturbing events that took place at the beginning of that century.
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09 11 17
 

ICNA CSJ hosts protest in front of Burma embassy

Washington D.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) – ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) in partnership with Dar al-Hijrah, CAIR, American Muslims for Palestine, Dar al-Noor, ICNA VA Mosque, Muslim Ummah of North America, and Muslim American Society-DC, hosted a protest in front of the Myanmar (formerly Burma) Embassy in D.C. to demand a stop to the ethnic cleansing of its Muslim minorities known as Rohingya.
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09 10 17
 

Irma: Additional Georgia shelter Mosques available

 
ATLANTA (CBS46) – Georgia’s Muslim community has released an updated and expanded list of mosques serving as shelters for hurricane evacuees.
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09 8 17
 

Hurricane Irma: ICNA Relief on standby and monitoring

Miami, FL (Sept. 8, 2017) – ICNA Relief USA, the only Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved American Muslim relief agency for disaster services, is monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path as it barrels towards Florida after pummeling Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.
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09 8 17
 

Georgia mosques ready to take in 1,000+ Irma evacuees

by Anna Swartz, Mic.com, Sept. 8, 2017
 
As tens of thousands of Florida residents flee the state before Hurricane Irma makes landfall, their neighbors prepare to welcome evacuees in need of shelter. In Georgia, 12 mosques were readying themselves on Friday to take in as many as 1,000 evacuees in need of a place to ride out the storm.
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09 8 17
 

Atlanta community hosting thousands of Irma evacuees

ATLANTA – Two religious communities in the city of Atlanta are coming together to help evacuees coming to the area due to the Hurricane Irma.
 
A local Jewish community in Toco Hills is opening their homes to Orthodox Jews who are fleeing South Florida to seek refuge for the Sabbath until they are able to return to their homes.
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09 6 17
 

Keep pressure on Myanmar to stop Muslim’s genocide

Washington D.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) –ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) in partnership with Dar al-Hijrah, CAIR, American Muslims for Palestine, Dar al-Noor, ICNA VA Mosque, Muslim Ummah of North America, ADAMS, and Muslim American Society-DC, hosted a protest in front of the Myanmar (formerly Burma) Embassy in Washington, D.C. to demand a stop to the ethnic cleansing of its Muslim minorities known as Rohingya.
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09 6 17
 

ICNA President Joins Disaster Relief Team in Texas

Houston, TX (Sept. 6, 2017) – The relief division of The Islamic Circle of North America, ICNA Relief USA is responding to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas with over 300 volunteers.
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09 5 17
 

Fear of Islamic health clinic stirs debate in Northeast Philly

by Michael Boren, The Inquirer, Philly.com, Sept 5, 2017
 
When neighbors learned a health clinic run by an Islamic nonprofit organization was coming to Northeast Philadelphia this fall, they had questions.
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09 5 17
 

Time for Congress to Pass Harvey Emergency Funding

By Rep. Al Green (TX-09), Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), SEPT 5, 2017
 
Historically, during times of national emergency, Americans unite to meet the challenge. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina altered the lives of thousands of Americans throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, damaging cities that have not been the same since. But, no matter our differences, we as a country have always come together in the face of tragedy. Now, it is time we act in unison once more.
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