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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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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 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 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
 

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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01 1 16
 

Dallas Muslims stand with survivors of Texas tornadoes

 
DALLAS, TX – December 31, 2015: DFW Muslim Community stands with the survivors of the recent tornadoes in Garland, Rowlett, Copeville, Lavon and other places in this great time of need.
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12 26 15
 

US Muslim leaders organize, respond to bias, harassment

Associated Press December 22, 2015
 
WASHINGTON — American Muslim leaders are planning voter registration drives and open-house days at mosques to fight a rise in anti-Muslim harassment.
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12 26 15
 

U.S. Muslims Adopt Approach To Combating Extremism

by Justin Salhani, Dec 21, 2015
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from American Muslim organizations met at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Monday to announce the launch of a two-pronged approach to combat extremism in the wake of the Paris attacks and San Bernardino and the ensuing anti-Muslim rhetoric and political incitement.
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12 25 15
 

Muslim Orgs Plan Drive To Register a Million Voters

Muslim Organizations Plan Drive To Register One Million Voters, Launch ‘One America’ Outreach Initiative In Response To Anti-Muslim Bias
 
By Ismat Sarah Mangla, 12/21/15
 
A coalition of Muslim-American organizations announced three major initiatives on Monday in an effort to fight rising anti-Muslim bias, including a drive to register one million voters before the 2016 presidential election.
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12 25 15
 

“Best of Neighbors” Campaign to Build Bridges by ICNA

 
Texas Muslims, along with the rest of the American Muslims, have witnessed an increase in Islamophobia in 2015 starting with the protest in Garland Community Center in January until the recent protest in front of one of the oldest mosques in DFW, Islamic Association of North Texas, just this past Saturday.
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12 25 15
 

Groups unite for voter drive, confront Islamophobia

Opening mosques to the public and a nationwide bus tour are among groups’ plans amid spike in bias attacks
 
December 21, 2015, by Wilson Dizard @willdizard
 
An alliance of U.S. Muslim groups said Monday it is launching a national bus tour and voter registration drive to respond to what it calls an alarming rise in anti-Muslim attacks that it says is driven by Islamophobia in 2016 presidential campaign rhetoric.
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12 24 15
 

U.S Muslims threaten Trump: ‘Do so at your own risk’

“In November we will remember….”
 
F. Peter Brown, December 23, 2015
 
Donald Trump has been heavily criticized for his stance on Islam, but a recent statement by American Muslim leaders may be the strongest warning yet that the candidate has received over his proposed policies.
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12 24 15
 

Spew ‘Islamophobia’ at Your Political Peril

By Patrick Goodenough | December 21, 2015
 
(CNSNews.com) – Leaders of several American Muslim organizations warned Donald Trump and other presidential candidates Monday that if they engage in bigotry and “Islamophobia” they will pay a political price because Muslim voters – in the words of one – will mobilize and “make sure you are out of there.”
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12 23 15
 

Our Opinion: Back Muslim efforts to fight fear, prejudice

Brattleboro Reformer
 
We’ve come a long way since President George W. Bush’s visit to a mosque in the aftermath of the al-Qaida attacks of September 11 where he declared “Islam is peace.” A long way in the wrong direction.
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12 23 15
 

Islamic coalition responds to terrorist attacks by calling for massive voter drive

A coalition of U.S.-based Muslim groups claiming that anti-Muslim backlash is on the rise in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino hopes to register one million people to vote before the 2016 election as part of a “civic empowerment initiative.”
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12 22 15
 

US Muslim voters called to register for 2016 elections

ANADOLU AGENCY, WASHINGTON
 
America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization announced Monday a new initiative which aims to increase the registration of American Muslim voters for the 2016 elections to 1 million.
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12 22 15
 

Trump’s anti-Muslim hate speech fuels ISIL propaganda – US Muslim Coalition

Inflammatory statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump serve to propaganda interests of extremist groups like the Islamic State, leaders of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) told Sputnik on Monday.
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12 22 15
 

US Islamic Rights Group Urges Registration for 2016 President Vote

A US Islamic civil rights group announced a campaign on Monday with plans to register some one million Muslim American voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election in a bid to respond to growing fears of Islamophobia around the United States.
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12 22 15
 

Climate of Islamophobia worse now than after 9-11 -Muslim American leaders say

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (KUNA) — Muslim-American leaders from across the country came together Monday as part of US Coalition of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) to announce a national campaign combating Islamophobia, and described current wave as being worse than climate after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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