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07 20 15
 

New billboards aim to educate about Islam

By Catherine Holland, KPHO/KTVK, Jul 19, 2015
 
PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – Phoenix is getting three new billboards as part of a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the Islamic religion.
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07 19 15
 

Seattle billboards to counter negative views of Islam

By Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times staff reporter, July 18, 2015
 
A national campaign aimed at countering negative perceptions of Islam has put up four billboards in Seattle. Changing public perceptions may be a tough job, in the face of the Chattanooga shooting and fears about proselytizing.
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07 18 15
 

Leaders Respond to Chattanooga, TN Shooting

National and Tennessee Community and Religious Leaders Respond to Shooting in Chattanooga, TN
 
Released: July 17th, 2015
 
A month ago today, a young gunman murdered nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. It was the first day of Ramadan. This morning a young man murdered four marines, and wounded three others.
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07 17 15
 

ICNA Condemns Killing of Marines in Tennessee

 
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NEW YORK, NY (July 16, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North American condemns Thursday’s deadly attack by a gunman on a military recruitment center and a reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee that left four marines dead.
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07 17 15
 

Etiquettes of Eid-ul-Fitr

 
By Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan
 
As Ramadhan comes to an end, I pray that Allah accepts our good deeds – our fasts, our prayers, our du’a, and every action done for His sake. May this blessed month leave us with a slate clean of sin.
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07 12 15
 

Billboards in Iowa are part of the ‘Why Islam?’ project

By Matt Kelley,Radio Iowa
 
Iowa is among 14 states that are the focus of a campaign called the “Why Islam?” project. So far, four billboards have been placed in Iowa cities which organizers say aim to decrease hatred and mistrust and promote a peaceful coexistence. Imam Jawad Ahmed is the supervisor of the effort’s toll-free hotline, based in New Jersey.
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07 8 15
 

Billboard on I-17 promotes Islam in Arizona

William Pitts, 12 News, July 7, 2015

Members of the Islamic community are hoping billboards placed along Interstate 17 will spread what they call the true nature of the Muslim faith. The billboards are near the Islamic Cultural Center of Phoenix and advertise a free Quran, as well as a phone number and website to call for questions.

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06 30 15
 

Same-Sex Marriage: A Quranic Perspective

In Islam, marriage is the union between man and woman. It is the first human institution established by God, who created Adam and immediately made from him, his spouse, Eve. From this union children were born, and nations, tribes and civilizations emerged.
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06 30 15
 

Sex, Drugs and the Redemptive Power of Islam

By Malika MacDonald Rushdan
 
Do you remember the hadith of the prostitute who obtained paradise just by providing water to a thirsty dog? Yet, more often than not, we look down upon those who may seem beneath us. As the National Director of ICNA Relief USA’s Women’s Shelter Network, I want to share with you the story of one such woman, a tale that is sadly far from unique.
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06 26 15
 

The Story Behind the “Why Islam?” Billboards on I-95

By Jess Swanson, June 24, 2015
 
Religious billboards are nothing new for Florida highways, especially the ones in the rural north. But five billboards unveiled on May 8 were erected along Interstate 95 by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) to educate South Floridians about Islam. They were prompted by growing levels of Islamophobia in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in January.

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06 22 15
 

Group Uses Billboards To Battle Islam Misconceptions

June 22, 2015, By Shelby Lin Erdman
 
A nationwide billboard campaign by an Islamic group is seeking to counter the negative image of Islam following a deadly shooting rampage at a French magazine in January.

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06 21 15
 

Muslims mark Ramadan, donate personal care products

Muslims to Donate $3000 Worth Personal Care Products to DuPage PADS, to Mark Ramadan
By Community Contributor Taskeen Khan,
 
CHICAGO, June 16, 2015 – ICNA Relief Chicago, the Glendale Heights, IL, based local chapter of a National Muslim organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable, will donate personal hygiene products to homeless women, on June 23 2015, to honor the Islamic month of Ramadan.
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06 20 15
 

Helping New Muslims for Ramadan

Los Angeles, 06/20/2015 – Imagine that it’s the first time you’re about to experience Ramadan. As a newcomer to Islam, you try to prepare yourself with the help of online sources but are continually confronted with fragmented and inadequate information. You don’t know where to go to gain comprehensive guidance.
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06 19 15
 

Fighting Islamophobia by showing Islam’s real message

By Zohaib
 
To mend the tarnished image of Islam in the U.S., an Islamic NGO has devised a billboard-based campaign. People of Sacramento, California recently found a series of unusual billboards in several areas of their city. Addressing the troubled, the text on the board asked: “Looking for the answers in life?” before providing the answer itself.
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06 19 15
 

New billboard campaign seeks to rebrand Islam in America

 
Radio KPCC: AirTalk hosted by Larry Mantle. June 18 2015
A series of billboards in California are part of a campaign by the religious group, Islamic Circle of North America, to change Islam’s image in America, amid an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in the country.

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06 18 15
 

Campaign to heal Islam’s tarnished image in US

By: ANI | June 18, 2015
 
An Islamic billboard campaign in the United States is seeking to bolster the religion’s image in the country, tarnished by militant attacks, by urging the people to ‘Discover Muhammad’ and showcasing it as a religion of love and tolerance aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
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06 18 15
 

Campaign aims to ‘educate’ Americans about Islam

Campaign by the mainstream Islamic Circle of North America could spark a backlash amid a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment marked by protests, advertising campaigns and sometimes vandalism.

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06 18 15
 

ICNA Condemns Racially Motivated Terror Attack

 
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NEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America outright condemns the racially motivated terror attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in which suspected gunmen, Dylan Roof, killed six women and three men during a Bible Study.
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06 17 15
 

Islamic group erects billboards promoting the faith

By Phyllis Stark. Jun 17, 2015
 
Billboards that have begun popping up in several U.S. cities aim to “showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance, aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike,” according to Reuters.
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06 17 15
 

Why one group is posting pro-Islam billboards

The Islamic Circle of North America plans to sponsor one hundred pro-Islam billboards across the country, in an attempt to counteract anti-Muslim sentiment.
By Husna Haq, Correspondent June 17, 2015
 
Amidst the road signs, fast food advertisements, and construction warnings, motorists on US roadways will spy something different in their travels this summer: stark, black pro-Muhammad billboards with messages like, “Looking for the answers in life? Discover Muhammad.”
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