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05 3 15
 

‘There is a problem with color in our country’

April 30, 2015 | By Azra Haqqie
 
He did not mince words. Naeem Baig, president of the Islamic Circle of North America, wrote frankly and tersely regarding the Freddie Gray situation in Baltimore:
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05 2 15
 

Muslim Coalition – Justice, Accountability, Transparency

U.S. Muslim coalition calls for justice, accountability, transparency in Baltimore
 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(Washington, D.C., 5/1/2015) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today welcomed the announcement that Maryland State prosecutors have filed homicide and misconduct charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. In the statement, the USCMO said:
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05 1 15
 

بالٹی مور: امدادی کام میں مسلم رضاکار شریک

بالٹی مور ڈاؤن ٹاون مسجد کے امام حسن کی اپیل پر، ڈاکٹر محسن انصاری کی قیادت میں ’اکنا ریلیف‘ کے رضاکار، دو ٹرکوں کے ہمراہ، گزشتہ شام بالٹی مور پہچے
 
واشنگٹن — امریکی ریاست میری لینڈ کے شہر، بالٹی مور میں سیاہ فام نوجوان کے پولیس حراست میں ہلاکت کے بعد بھڑک اٹھنے والے ہنگاموں سے متاثرہ علاقے میں امدادی کاموں میں مقامی مسلمان بھی شریک ہوگئے ہیں۔مسلم رضاروں کی ٹیم نے دو سنیئر ہاؤسز میں دو ٹرک امدادی سامان تقسیم کیا۔
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04 29 15
 

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

By Naeem Baig, President of ICNA
 
“Justice delayed is justice denied” rings true in my mind today as I think about Freddie Gray, his family, and the pain of the people of Baltimore.
 
It has been more than two weeks and the local police department has failed to provide a report regarding what happened to Gray. It is unacceptable that a young, healthy, 25 year-old man was brutally assaulted by the police, to the extent that his spinal cord was 80 percent severed. Gray went into coma and died a week after his injuries.
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04 28 15
 

Nepal Earthquake – Helping Hand’s Response

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, April 28, 2015) – Joining the global relief response to the disastrous 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake, Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s Emergency Response Program has immediately set to work.
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04 28 15
 

Da’wah at the Fiesta Broadway Los Angeles

By Salahuddin Ahmed, Outreach Coordinator, ICNA IE
 
(LOS ANGELES, CA 4/27/2015) – WhyIslam volunteers geared up early Sunday morning on April 26 at the Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles to give da’wah at the largest Hispanic event in the country.
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04 28 15
 

Houstonians scrambled to reach loved ones in Nepal

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:56PM
 
KATHMANDU, Nepal (KTRK) — A powerful earthquake killed at least 1,865 people across the Himalayan region, and rocking family members and loved ones across the world. A number of Houstonians scrambled to reach relatives as they heard the news.
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04 19 15
 

Decennial ICNA Booth at the LA Festival of Books

By Salahuddin Ahmed, Outreach Coordinator, ICNA IE
 
On the gorgeous weekend of April 18th, ICNA hosted its decennial da’wah booth at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest festival its kind in the U.S., at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
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04 19 15
 

USCMO Statement on 1915 Turkish-Armenian Events

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(Washington, DC, April 19, 2015) — The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) the largest umbrella group of mainstream Muslim American organizations is aware of the painful history of over 30 nations fighting for over 4 years and the loss of over 37 million lives in World War I, including those of the Armenians.
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04 17 15
 

Historic First National Muslim Advocacy Day

280 Muslim Delegates Lobby Congress on Historic First National Muslim Advocacy Day
 
In the first-ever National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., over 280 delegates gathered from more than 20 states to meet with elected officials and congressional staffers. The US Council of Muslim Organizations, a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, sponsored the historic event.
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04 12 15
 

ICNA Conference, Albany 2015

 
The Islamic Circle of North America’s annual conference was held at Empire State Plaza in Albany on Saturday, April 11, 2015. See some photos from the event by photographer Patrick Dodson of the Daily Gazette.
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04 12 15
 

Over 20,000 Expected at Conv. Against Islamophobia

-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-

Islamic Circle of North America Expects Over 20,000 to Attend its Annual Convention on Memorial Day Weekend in Baltimore, MD, as Part of a Nationwide Campaign to Combat Islamophobia
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04 10 15
 

ICNA conv in Albany hopes to promote understanding

Empire State Plaza meeting of Muslims includes ‘Who is Muhammad?’ theme
 
By Azra Haqqie, April 9, 2015
 
Albany – “Who is Muhammad?” is the theme of the Islamic Circle of North America’s convention on Saturday at Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
 
More than 1,000 people are expected to attend, according to Dr. Abdul Qadir Brula of Guilderland, one of the local representatives.
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04 2 15
 

​ICNA Condemns Violent Attack on Kenyan University

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, April 2, 2015) – ​The Islamic Circle of North America condemns the Thursday attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, in which 147 individuals were murdered and dozens wounded.
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03 26 15
 

Statement by the National Muslim-Christian Initiative

March 24-25, 2015
Press Release / Summary
 
A meeting of the National Muslim-Christian Initiative, a major dialogue between Muslim and Christian leaders, took place in late March, gathering together nearly 40 Christian and Muslim senior representatives from around the country to engage issues of concern to both communities, including deliberate discussion of Islamphobia in the US and religious extremist ideology abroad. The meeting included a public evening program with more than 100 people present, on the intersection of religious freedom and respect for what others hold sacred.
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03 25 15
 

US Muslims Call on Bush to Drop Anti-Muslim Advisor

 
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/23/15) – An umbrella organization that represents leading American Muslim civil liberties, human rights, faith, and cultural organizations sent a letter today to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his Right to Rise PAC requesting that Jordan Sekulow be removed from his position as senior advisor to the PAC because of his long history of supporting anti-Muslim legislation and Islamophobic causes.
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03 22 15
 

ICNA Observes Earth Hour 2015

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America invites you to join in the observation of Earth Hour 2015, this year focusing on the use of #YourPower to #ChangeClimateChange because every action counts.
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03 15 15
 

ICNA Condemns Attacks on Pakistani Churches

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release yesterday expressing sorrow over the suicide bomb attacks on two Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan which killed 15 people and left over 70 injured.
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03 5 15
 

ICNA Welcomes Eid Holidays for New York City Schools

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, March 4, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America’s New York Chapter (ICNA NY) today welcomed the designation of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as official school holidays in New York City. In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, ICNA NY expressed its deepest appreciation to the Mayor and the Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
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02 28 15
 

Slayings of North Carolina Muslims must not be in vain

By Saulat Pervez, February 25, 2015
 
Will the slayings of three North Carolina Muslims continue to unify America’s diverse population into a lasting peace?
 
As I sat and watched Suzanne Barakat give several interviews, talking about her brother, Deah; his wife, Yusor, and his sister-in-law, Razan, so soon after their tragic and senseless deaths in a Chapel Hill suburb on Feb. 10, I was struck by her incredible strength.
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