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06 17 15

Islamic Billboard Campaign Kicks Off Across The U.S.

Billboards are springing up across the U.S. with messages offering a view of the Prophet Mohammad and the Muslim faith as a non-violent religion that preaches love and tolerance, while others carry proselytizing messages inviting non-Muslims to explore the Muslim faith as the answer to life’s questions.
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06 16 15

Facing backlash: US Muslims counter advertising campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | By Sharon Bernstein, Jun 16, 2015
In California’s capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded commercial strips, offering solace to the troubled: “Looking for the answers in life?” one asked. “Discover Muhammad.”
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06 9 15

20,000 Attend Convention In Honor of Prophet (p)

by Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link Staff Reporter, Friday, 05 June 2015
As many of the 20,000 attendees left the Baltimore Convention Center over Memorial Day Weekend with bags filled with blessings that they had bought at the ICNA-MAS bazaar, ICNA Relief volunteers were filling dark green bags of blessings to share with those in need in the city hosting the annual convention of America’s largest grassroots Muslim organization.
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06 3 15

ICNA Billboards Dispel Islam Misconceptions

OnIslam & News Agencies, Wednesday, 03 June 2015
CAIRO – A new billboard campaign has been launched in Michigan to present the true message of Islam and to correct misconceptions wrongly affiliated to Islam following extremist attacks in France and the US.
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06 3 15

Islamic group’s billboards dispel views of religion

By Allan Turner, June 2, 2015
Seeking to defuse anti-Muslim anger in the wake of January’s deadly attack on the staff of a French satirical magazine, a national Islamic group has erected billboards beside some of Houston’s busiest roadways to invite motorists to call a toll-free number for information about the Prophet Muhammad and his teachings.
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06 2 15

Billboard campaign on Prophet comes to Atlanta

By Adam Carlson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 1, 2015
Three new billboards around Atlanta declare that “Muhammad — peace be upon him — believed in peace, social justice [and] women’s rights.”
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05 28 15

Rising Islamophobia concerns US Muslim organizations

By M. Bilal Kenasari
BALTIMORE, MD – Since Daesh emerged ‘unfortunately we are seeing rising levels of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society,’ says one group.
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05 28 15

Baltimore hosts national Islamic convention

By FOX 45 News
BALTIMORE, MD – May 24 2015 — An estimated 20,000 people were in Baltimore this weekend for the Islamic Circle of North America convention.
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05 26 15

American Muslims work to dispel myths about Islam

By Lorraine Mirabella , The Baltimore Sun, May 24, 2015
When Malika MacDonald watched from afar the devastation caused by unrest in Baltimore’s long-struggling neighborhoods, the Boston-based worker with Muslim charity ICNA Relief USA felt compelled to help. Staff and volunteers with the group, which helps disaster victims, came to the city earlier this month and distributed food and hygiene goods to elderly residents living on riot-torn blocks.
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05 26 15

Islamic Center gives back with monthly meals

By Alonzo Weston St. Joseph News-Press | May 26, 2015
St. Joseph, MO – Feeding the hungry is a noble mission for any faith. The Islamic Center of St. Joseph saw it as its mission to tend to the needs of the hungry and homeless.
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05 24 15

US Muslim Convention Honors Prophet

OnIslam & News Agencies
Sunday, 24 May 2015
CAIRO – Thousands of Muslims from across the US have been invited to attend the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) to honor Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as speakers from across the world provide a “better understanding” of the prophet.
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05 24 15

US: Thousands of Muslims gather for convention

The ICNA annual convention is held in Baltimore. 
May 24, 2015, WASHINGTON – Thousands of Muslims from across the United States gathered for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) convention on Saturday in Baltimore.
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05 24 15

Abd’de Yaşayan Müslümanlar Icna Toplantısında Buluştu

Üç gün sürecek toplantılara yaklaşık 30 bin katılımcı gelirken, Hz. Muhammed’in örnek yaşamı temelinde insan haysiyeti, adalet, doğruluk, istişare, hoşgörü, bağışlama, kişilerin etkin kökenine bakılmaksızın bireysel eşitlik gibi konularda bilgiler veriliy
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05 23 15

500 “Blessing” Bags to Baltimore by Muslim Charity

Muslim Charity Plans to Distribute Over 500 “Blessing” Bags to Baltimore Community This Memorial Day Weekend
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05 18 15

“Solitary confinement is immoral, ineffective”

May 16, 2015 • By ADELLE M. BANKS, Religion News Service
WASHINGTON- They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmates are held, sometimes for days, sometimes for decades.
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05 12 15

University of MD student starts headscarf company

K. Sultana manufactures scarves that ventilate in hot weather
May 10, 2015. By Amit Roitman/For The Diamondback
While balancing life and schoolwork as a junior at this university, Omar Goheer has taken on another role as the creator and CEO of a company that sells headscarves for women.
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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 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 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 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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