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ICNA Joins International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

February 6th, 2016

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NEW YORK, NY (February 6, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) joins the rest of the world in recognizing today, February 6th, 2016 as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation or FGM.
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Coordinating body for Muslims in the West declared

February 4th, 2016

(WASHINGTON DC 02/04/2016) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim groups, today joined with leaders from Muslim organizations in the West to issue the “Washington Declaration” announcing the formation of a coordinating body to deal with issues of common concern.
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President Obama’s visit to American mosque welcomed

February 3rd, 2016

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NEW YORK, NY (February 3, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) welcomes President Barack​ Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore today. President Obama’s visit marks the first time he is visiting an American mosque since he became President in 2009.
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Remarks by the President at Islamic Society of Baltimore

February 3rd, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, Feb 3, 2016, 1:04 P.M. EST
 
THE PRESIDENT: Well, good afternoon. And, Sabah, thank you for the wonderful introduction and for your example — your devotion to your faith and your education, and your service to others. You’re an inspiration. You’re going to be a fantastic doctor. And I suspect, Sabah, your parents are here because they wanted to see you so — where are Sabah’s parents? There you go. (Applause.) Good job, Mom. She did great, didn’t she? She was terrific.
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65 Organizations to Cong.: Fix Visa Waiver discrimination

February 1st, 2016

For Immediate Release
 
February 1, 2016, WASHINGTON – A broad coalition of 65 civil rights, faith, refugee, and humanitarian aid organizations sent a letter to Congress today voicing their strong support for the bipartisan Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (H.R. 4380/ S.2449), which would fix a recent amendment to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that discriminates against people with dual nationalities.
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Juvenile solitary confinement ban: ICNA CSJ commends

January 28th, 2016

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Council for Social Justice
 
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, President Obama explained the reasoning behind his Executive Order to ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles stating:
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Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi: New Amir of ICNA Canada

January 27th, 2016

 
Dr. Iqbal Massod Al-Nadvi has been elected as Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada.
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Why some Muslims optimistic in the face of Islamophobia

January 27th, 2016

01/26/2016, Antonia Blumberg, Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post
 
Muslims throughout North America and Europe are increasingly living in fear as a result of rising Islamophobia. Yet, in the midst of this antagonism, some have found a silver lining.
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Syrian refugees treated to dinner & conversation

January 21st, 2016

By Trevor Robb, Postmedia Network, January 09, 2016
 
Hundreds of Syrian refugees new to Edmonton were treated to dinner and conversation at a friendly meet and greet event at a southeast community centre Saturday.
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ICNA Resolves to Continue MLK Struggle for Justice

January 16th, 2016

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NEW YORK, NY (January 16, 2016) – ​Today as we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day we note that with increasing hateful rhetoric among certain political aspirants, racism continues to be entrenched in American society despite the work of Dr. King and others like him.
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“You do not stand alone”- MA Chief Justice to U.S. Muslims

January 15th, 2016

Speech delivered by Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center on December 18, 2015.
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ICNA Supports President’s Rejection of Islamophobia

January 13th, 2016

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NEW YORK, NY (January 12, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) welcomes President Obama’s bold and principled stance against using race or religion for political gains during his State of the Union Address today.
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Capacity crowd again at ICNA-MAS conv. Houston

January 8th, 2016

The 9th annual ICNA-MAS South-Central Regional Convention welcomed over 3200 attendees from across the nation at the Houston Westchase Marriott Hotel in Houston, TX during Thanksgiving Weekend.
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ISNA and ICNA condemn killing of Saudi Shia cleric

January 6th, 2016

By Aatif Ali Bokhari, Managing Editor, The Muslim Observer
 
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) have condemned the execution of Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir An-Nimr and three other Shia activists this week. ICNA and ISNA are two of the largest Sunni Muslim umbrella organizations in North America.
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ICNA appalled at Trump’s presidential campaign ad

January 5th, 2016

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NEW YORK, NY (January 5, 2016) – Islamic Circle of North America is appalled by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ad released today. Trump’s racist, bigoted politics of division will separate Americans rather than focusing on the immense challenges facing our nation.
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Help for storm victims from REALTORS, Dallas Muslims

January 5th, 2016

By Tammye Nash, Dallas Voice, Jan. 5, 2016
 
It’s been just more than a week since a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through Northeast Texas, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. And many of those who lost their homes and possessions are struggling to find a foothold from which they can move forward. Over the New Year’s weekend, two more local organizations stepped forward to help the storm victims take that first step.
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ICNA denounces the execution of Sheikh Nimr

January 3rd, 2016

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NEW YORK, NY (January 3, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), denounces the executions of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr a well-known Shia cleric and three other Shia Muslim activists in Saudi Arabia yesterday.
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Dallas Muslims stand with survivors of Texas tornadoes

January 1st, 2016

 
DALLAS, TX – December 31, 2015: DFW Muslim Community stands with the survivors of the recent tornadoes in Garland, Rowlett, Copeville, Lavon and other places in this great time of need.
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“Best of Neighbors” Campaign to Build Bridges by ICNA

January 1st, 2016

 
Texas Muslims, along with the rest of the American Muslims, have witnessed an increase in Islamophobia in 2015 starting with the protest in Garland Community Center in January until the recent protest in front of one of the oldest mosques in DFW, Islamic Association of North Texas, just this past Saturday.
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ICNA SE Convention 2015: largest Muslim regional event

December 26th, 2015

Atlanta, Dec 27, 2015 – The 21st annual ICNA Southeast Convention in Atlanta once again attracted thousands of attendees confirming its status as the largest Muslim event in the region.
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