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American Muslims Defend Religious Freedom


01 24 12

 

 

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (January 24, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Kansas City chapter issued a press release today announcing the launch of its billboard campaign as part of ICNA’s national “Defending Religious Freedom and Understanding Shariah” campaign.

“In the past couple of years, a group of conservative pundits, analysts and bloggers have identified Shariah, or Islamic religious law, as a growing threat to the United States. These pundits and analysts argue that the steady adoption of Shariah’s tenets is a strategy extremists are using to transform the United States into an Islamic state.

The main purpose behind their agenda is to generate Islamophobia and the perception that Islam and Muslims should not be part of American Society. What is quite amazing, however, is that the vast majority of those who argue against Shariah know very little to nothing about its definition, its scope or even the processes of its implementation.

In Islam, Shariah is the religious teaching that the Creator (Allah) has prescribed for His creation, which includes the deeds, sayings and decisions of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

Shariah governs the different spheres of the life of a Muslim such as worship (prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage) and dealing with others (being honest, fulfilling oaths, being loyal & trustworthy, and having good ties with one’s kindred). Shariah also includes the forbidding of murder, fornication or adultery, and all harmful acts against people or animals. Shariah also teaches people to stay away from all low and immoral acts and from all that could demean their honor as human beings.

To help our fellow American brothers and sisters understand Shariah, and to remove misconception and fear of Shariah, Islamic Circle of North America, Kansas City Chapter (ICNA-KC), has launched an educational campaign in Kansas City. During this campaign, which will run from Jan 23rd until Feb 19th 2012, ICNA-KC will air messages on Shariah through KMBZ 980 AM radio and post a billboard on Shariah at I-70 and 38th street.

The campaign messages are expected to reach over 200,000 people per week. The messages will invite the public to call the 1-855-SHARIAH hotline or visit our website to learn and ask questions about Shariah and Islam. Visitors to the website and callers to the hotline can request a free copy of the English translation of the Quran and other free literature on Islam and Shariah.

We ask God to bless anyone and everyone involved in spreading the word, and we hope that through these efforts we can become united as one nation to fight against injustice and strive for peace.”

Press Contact: Riyaz M. Lareef
Outreach and Public Relations
Islamic Circle of North America- Kansas City
P.O. Box: 3621
Olathe, KS 66063
E-mail: riyaz.m.lareef@icnakc.org
Office: (913) 732-3875
Website: http://www.icnakc.org

 
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

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    American Muslims Defend Religious Freedom

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  • Imaninfidel

    I don’t care how many times you pray or wash your feet each day. I do care about your lies, lawsuits and violence against those who disagree with you, and pushing your filthy sharia code on the world. Too bad some of your martyrs can’t come back from hell and tell you…it’s all a lie!

  • Galut

    It be instructive to explore the internet history of problems other nations have faced over the centuries…

    also look up the term “al-taqiya” and its origins

  • Sorbach

    احتفظ ياسر عرفات 92 مليار دولار من الاتحاد الأوروبي بالنسبة له، ووضعها في البنوك السويسرية، متزوج من امرأة عربية، أنجب طفلة من خلال التلقيح الاصطناعي، وتوفي من مرض الإيدز، مع 92000000000 لا يزال في سويسرا، خنزير بنت؛ علم النفس بسيط، عندما كنت وضعت نفسك على pedistool باتهام الآخرين من أفعال سيئة، انها لأنك سيئة.

  • ARNOLD CARL TAPP

    WHAT A JOKE AND MAJOR TAQUIYYA. WE KNOW THAT ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION, BUT A SICK, SINISTER POLITICAL IDEOLOGY WHICH DEMANDS TOTAL BLIND OBEDIENCE. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DOES NOT INCLUDE KILLING WOMEN, JEWS OR PEOPLE WHO ARE SMART ENOUGH TO EXPOSE YOUR PRACTICE OF PAGAN RITUALS. GO BACK TO YOUR FATHER IBRAHIM AND WORSHIP JEHOVAH AS HE DID.

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  • Arlene Evenly

    Islamic Law allows Muslims to lie to non-Muslims in order to advance their religion and sharia law does NOT promote freedom for non believers. True Americans will never be ok with Muslim laws. No other religion forces it’s belief on people or kills people who don’t believe in their religion except Muslims. No other Religion in America ignores the Law of the land and makes their own laws that include murdering of innocent people, or chopping off hands, ect. sharia law can not be tolerated or endorsed by true Americans. It would be akin to scrapping our legal system in favor of a religious practice. sharia law can not be allowed to spread. Muslim lies can not be allowed to be spread. True Americans will not and can not agree or tolerate your Muslim agenda. We need more Texans to stand up to Muslims. watch and learn
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUr1NxJDC94&feature=player_embedded

  • Don G. Dinsdale

    On the surface putting up a billboard like this seem harmless enough, but past experiences (over 200 yrs) have proven beyond a resemble dough that Muslim will twist the truth to meet their goals, I just don’t trust them as a whole, I have meet some individuals that have been quite nice…

  • Ibrahim

    Let’s start this off with addressing what appears to be the most common attack against Muslims and sharia. The complete distortion of fact by a preponderance of ignorance and demogoguery. Please visit the link below:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taqiyya

  • http://none Omid

    I was Muslim and this law violates my freedom. If animals had to vote they would vote against this law. If you like this law go back to counties that have this kind of law.Get out of this country. You are pervert, rapest, and murders. This money could go feed poor people instead of you advertising this evil religion.

  • Leanne

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your next
    post thank you once again.