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02 13 15
 

Slain Students Mourned; Hate Crime Alleged

BY KATIE JANSEN, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C.February 13, 2015
 
RALEIGH – Some 5,500 people including national Muslim leaders answered the daily call for prayer Thursday and participated in a funeral prayer for the three Muslim students shot and killed in Chapel Hill Tuesday.
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02 11 15
 

ICNA offers condolences in NC killings, calls for full investigation

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 11, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) extends its deepest condolences to the families of three Muslim students who were shot and killed execution style in North Carolina yesterday.
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02 6 15
 

They were the nicest people I met

They (Muslims) were the nicest people I met, writes a student after Masjid visit
 
Saturday January 10, 2015 10:35 PM, ummid.com News Network
 
Chicago: Challenging the the rampant anti-Islam and anti-Muslim propaganda, a high school student after a visit to a local mosque wrote in his report that he found Muslims the nicest people he had ever met.
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02 2 15
 

ICNA Announces its 2015 Convention Theme

After weeks of discussions ICNA’s Convention Program Committee settled on the theme for its 2015 national convention in Baltimore in May of this year – Islam: The Connection between Purpose, Compassion and Service.
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01 29 15
 

ICNA Colorado Celebrates Black History Month

 
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(DENVER, CO, Jan. 30, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America, Colorado, in conjunction with the Muslim Student Associations in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins and local mosques, is proud to present a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month.
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01 15 15
 

Islam does not preach violence

By Saulat Pervez, mycentraljersey.com
 
I recently attended a library event highlighting Muslim heritage where a gentleman asked, “Would you say that the acts of ISIS represent true Islam and that the rest of the billion-plus Muslim population is in fact deviating from the actual teachings of Muhammad?”
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01 12 15
 

American Muslims fear backlash over Paris massacre

By Abdus-Sattar Ghazali, OpEdNews, 1/10/2015
 
American Muslim organizations have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people but expressed fear of possible backlash and retribution against Muslims in America and Europe.
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01 7 15
 

Why Muslims Are Talking About Islam & Blasphemy

By Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post, Jan. 07, 2015
 
The deadly shootings at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have reignited discussions among Muslims in the United States and elsewhere about violence purportedly done in the name of their faith, and about what their religion teaches about responding to mockery and criticism.
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01 7 15
 

ICNA condemns Heinous Massacre in Paris

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 7, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America strongly condemns the deadly attack in Paris committed in the name of Islam and in the name of defending Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, which killed 12 people, is not only a cowardly and ghastly act, it also goes against everything taught by the person in whose name the heinous crime was done.
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01 5 15
 

Dr. Maher Hathout – An Obituary

By Professor Sulayman S. Nyang, Howard University, Washington D.C.
 
Dr. Maher Hathout has left us for his rendezvous with the Almighty Allah. Like all of us on the pathways to death, which we all inherited from Adam and his wife, Eve, the good doctor is gone. But in acknowledging his parting of ways with family, friends, colleagues and strangers in the masjid and beyond, it is imperative for us to look at the man and his works in America.
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01 5 15
 

Muslims unite at 13th MAS-ICNA in Chicago

Organised after the Sept 11 attacks, Muslims unite in Chicago with Turkish Americans attending for the first time.
 
World Bulletin / News Desk, 1 Jan 2015
 
First set up after the September 11 attacks, Muslims in America have come together for the 13th MAS-ICNA meeting in Chicago held at the McCormick Place convention centre.
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01 3 15
 

ICNA Offers Condolences at Passing Away of Dr. Hathout

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, January 3, 2015) – Yesterday evening the American Muslim community lost Dr. Maher Hathout, a visionary leader and thinker.
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12 31 14
 

Naeem Baig Reelected as President of ICNA

 
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JAMAICA, New York (December 31, 2014) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) National Election Committee announced that Mr. Naeem Baig has been reelected as president of ICNA for the 2015-2016 term.
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12 30 14
 

US Muslims Conclude MAS-ICNA Convention

OnIslam Staff, 30 December 2014
 
CHICAGO – Hosting widely sought-after international speakers over the past weekend, the 13th MAS-ICNA Convention concluded another successful season which united thousands of American Muslims under one roof.
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12 25 14
 

“No act of terror can serve Islam”

By Anwar Iqbal, Dawn.com, December 23th, 2014
 
WASHINGTON: Muslim organisations in the United States have rejected efforts by the Taliban and other extremist groups to hide behind Islam to justify their violent agenda.
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12 23 14
 

“One Family, One Message” – Dallas Billboards

DFW Metro Muslims’ billboard champions shared heritage with Christians, Jews
 
By William Taylor, Dec 23, 2014
 
As the year draws to a close, DFW Metro Muslims is reaching out to the community through its “One Family – One Message” campaign.
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12 19 14
 

ICNA Launches Billboard Campaign In Dallas

 
By Emily Trube, December 19, 2014
 
DALLAS (KRLD) – A billboard has gone up by the Dallas Zoo that reads “One Family – One Message.” It’s part of a campaign, in both English and Spanish, launched by the Islamic Circle of North America.
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12 16 14
 

ICNA Condemns Barbaric Attack on Peshawar School

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 16, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America severely condemns the senseless and brutal attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan which killed 141 individuals, 132 of them children, and injured 124 others.
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12 11 14
 

ICNA Atlanta Launches New Billboard Campaign

 
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(ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 12, 2014) – The Atlanta chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America has launched a billboard campaign to encourage dialogue and mutual understanding.
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12 6 14
 

Central Jersey Muslim groups condemn Islamic extremism

 
Bob Makin, December 3, 2014
 
The Franklin chapter of WHY-ISLAM hosted a symposium on “Renouncing Religious Extremism” on Nov. 1 to promote the accurate teachings of Islam.
 
WHY-ISLAM, a project of Islamic Circle of North America, addresses a growing need for accurate information on Islam and Muslims, organizers said in a news release. Recent world events continue to paint a negative picture about religion, in general, and Islam, specifically, they said.
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