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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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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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02 18 15
 

Dozens of volunteers pitch in to help at Interfaith Build

By Paradise Afshar, Miami Herald
02/17/2015
 
Vernante Thélusma started Presidents’ Day at 7:30 a.m. at a South Miami Heights Habitat for Humanity building site.

By 11 a.m. the 27-year-old was in the midst of building her dream home, alongside dozens of volunteers from various faith traditions taking part in the second annual Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build.
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02 16 15
 

MSA Raises Awareness for Orlando’s Hungry

By Anne Lottman on February 16, 2015
 
About 300 students pledged to not eat for a day on Friday as part of Fast-A-Thon at the University of Central Florida to raise awareness for fighting hunger and homelessness.
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02 15 15
 

Muslim leadership stands together in solidarity in NC

 
ICNA Staff Writer, Feb 12, 2015. Raleigh, NC
 
In cities across the nation Muslims poured out in the hundreds to host vigils in memory of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Masajid and Muslim organizations and student groups organized memorials in support from Los Angeles to Washington, DC.
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02 14 15
 

UCF Community Holds Vigil for Muslim Students Killed

By Ailin Le Bellot on February 13, 2015, Beyond UCF, Crime News
 
The UCF community came together Thursday night for a vigil to remember three Muslim students who were shot and killed in North Carolina, a slaying that has the nation rattled.
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02 14 15
 

‘Parallel’ FBI inquiry into Chapel Hill shootings

 
By Angelica Alvarez , Fred Shropshire , Ed Crump , Andrea Blanford and Tamara Gibbs
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 01:12PM
 
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The FBI says it’s opened a “parallel preliminary inquiry” in connection with the shooting deaths of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to determine if federal laws were violated.
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02 13 15
 

Wake Forest stands by its Muslim chaplain

Wake Forest stands by its Muslim chaplain, despite call for donor boycott until views of ‘radical jihadist’ can be debated
 
By Susan Svrluga, February 11, 2015
 
Wake Forest University’s president took a public stand Wednesday in support of the school’s imam, who has been targeted by an alumni campaign labeling him a radical jihadist and calling for a boycott of donations.
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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 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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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 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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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 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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11 27 14
 

Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA

 
By Imam Khalid Griggs
 
“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention.
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