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02 7 16
 

Protesters use Super Bowl 50 to gain national attention

By Matthias Gafni, San Jose Mercury News
 
SANTA CLARA — As Peyton Manning and Cam Newton practiced inside Levi’s Field in the hours before Super Bowl 50, a block away, Ben Phelps stood on a thin strip of grass in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and preached how gays would go to hell.
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02 7 16
 

Super Bowl 50 splendor produces almost-perfect day

By Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
 
SANTA CLARA — At times it seemed like an amazing music festival with occasional — less successful — football interludes. But no matter what anybody says about Super Bowl 50, a game with more three-and-outs than thrills, it produced an almost-perfect day and an unforgettable experience for 77,000 fans Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
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02 6 16
 

ICNA Joins International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

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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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02 4 16
 

Muslim civic groups outside Islamic world come together

WASHINGTON (RNS) Finding similarities in the problems they face, Muslim leaders from countries outside the Islamic world created an American-led federation to tackle Islamophobia, youth radicalization and integration in their respective societies.
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02 4 16
 

Coordinating body for Muslims in the West declared

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(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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02 3 16
 

President Obama’s visit to American mosque welcomed

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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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02 3 16
 

Remarks by the President at Islamic Society of Baltimore

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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02 2 16
 

Open door: Bloomington mosque to welcome guests

BLOOMINGTON — Twin City Muslims are opening the doors of a Bloomington mosque to the public to provide a better understanding of their Islamic faith and how they pray.
 
“With the recent situations happening all over the nation and all around the world, we just wanted to have a public event about the Muslim community, the mosque itself, what we do there, and how we pray,” said Mohammed Zaman, president of the mosque that has served local Muslims since 2007.
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02 2 16
 

Muslims fight Islamophobia by ‘showing up’ for others

By Barry Carter | The Star-Ledger
February 02, 2016
 
They recently sent 3,000 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan, a struggling city rocked when it was discovered that state officials allowed residents to drink toxic water from the Flint River for two years.
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02 1 16
 

65 Organizations to Cong.: Fix Visa Waiver discrimination

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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01 28 16
 

Juvenile solitary confinement ban: ICNA CSJ commends

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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01 27 16
 

Why some Muslims optimistic in the face of Islamophobia

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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01 16 16
 

ICNA Resolves to Continue MLK Struggle for Justice

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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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01 14 16
 

Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi: New Amir of ICNA Canada

 
Dr. Iqbal Massod Al-Nadvi has been elected as Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada.
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01 13 16
 

ICNA Supports President’s Rejection of Islamophobia

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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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01 11 16
 

ICNA CSJ participates in Close Guantanamo rally at the White House

(WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2016) – ICNA CSJ participated today in the close Guantanamo rally in front of the White House. Today marks the 14th anniversary of the first prisoners arriving at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The event was organized by Witness Against Torture, which works with various organizations in trying to shut down Guantanamo. The event was quite successful and many showed up despite the extremely cold weather.
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01 9 16
 

Syrian refugees treated to dinner & conversation

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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01 6 16
 

ISNA and ICNA condemn killing of Saudi Shia cleric

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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01 5 16
 

ICNA appalled at Trump’s presidential campaign ad

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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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01 5 16
 

Help for storm victims from REALTORS, Dallas Muslims

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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