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12 22 15

Religious Leaders Stand Up For Peace Amid Anti-Muslim Attacks

The group held an interfaith pilgrimage promoting unity and condemning extremism.
By Jaweed Kaleem
Amid a spike in anti-Muslim assaults, vandalism and death threats around the country since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino and growing sentiment against the resettlement of Muslim refugees, congregations of all faiths have scrambled to think of ways to curb the violence and call for peace.
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12 19 15

“You do not stand alone”- MA Chief Justice to U.S. Muslims

Speech delivered by Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center on December 18, 2015.
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12 17 15

Islamic billboards raise eyebrows

Charles Billi, WTSP, December 17, 2015
Big, bold and eye-catching. Three billboards have gone up in the metro: The Islamic Circle of North America putting up two in Tampa, one in Pinellas. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says there’s one goal.
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12 16 15

Florida launches billboards to ‘dispel myths & fear on Islam’

Wednesday 16 December 2015
New York – An initiative has been launched in the cities of Tampa and Orlando in Central Florida where billboards have been placed on key highways displaying information about Islam.
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12 16 15

Billboards addressing ‘fear about Islam’ put up in Tampa

WFLA Web Staff, December 16, 2015
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Billboards have been put up around Tampa Pinellas County and Orlando for in order to help “dispel myths and fear about Islam during this challenging time,” according to the Islamic Circle of North America.
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12 9 15

U.S. Muslims mourn fellow Americans, explain faith

By Thomas Curwen and Frank Shyong, LA Times
Shortly after the news came out that the assailants in the San Bernardino shooting had ties to the local Muslim community, the national leadership of the Islamic Circle of North America gathered on a conference call.
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12 8 15

Religious discrimination: ICNA Relief supports NYDIS

NEW YORK, NY (December 8, 2015) – ICNA Relief USA, a Muslim faith-based charity supports New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) call to protest discrimination against any religious group. ICNA Relief is an active member of NYDIS and is engaged in various social-service projects throughout the United States.
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12 7 15

Muslims in California: Group fears backlash after attack

By Louis Babcock, December 4, 2015
Muslims in California are fearing scorn and backlash from the community in and around San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino was the location of a potential terrorist attack perpetrated by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik. When news broke that the fatal attack that killed 14 and injured over 20 were Muslim, leaders from the Islamic Circle of North America met on a conference call to determine the type and tone of the statement they felt they needed to release. Director of the ICNA, Waqas Syed, commented about how they felt after the tragedy.
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12 6 15

NY Post tries & fails to link ICNA to San Bernardino

by Ben Yakas, Dec 6, 2015
While the Daily News have labeled the NRA head a “terrorist” on their front cover and the NY Times have put a “gun epidemic” editorial on Page One, the NY Post have been steadfast in their mission to label all Muslims murderers. Yesterday they continued their shtick, desperately trying to connect the San Bernardino killers with a Queens mosque… because of a sticker.
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12 4 15

Muslim organization slams mass shooting in California

By Sarfraz Ali, December 3, 2015
NEW YORK (APP) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a New York-based Muslim body, said it was “appalled” at Wednesday’s mass shooting that killed at least 14 and injured 17 others in San Bernardino, California, after a local Muslim couple was identified as a suspect.
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11 30 15

ICNA hosted a charitable Saturday in Atlantic City

Bill Haley, 30 Nov 2015
Islamic Circle of North America had a charitable Saturday in Atlantic City; it served to demonstrate that not all Muslims support acts of terror.
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11 30 15

Muslim charities reach out to Atlantic City’s needy

MICHAEL MILLER, November 28, 2015
ATLANTIC CITY — Muslim charities on Saturday distributed groceries, winter gloves and linens to hundreds of needy residents in Atlantic City.
The items were bought or donated by Muslims from across New Jersey, said Atif Nazir, a board member with the Islamic Circle of North America.
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11 27 15

Muslim billboards popping around Orlando

By: Keith Landry
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Commuters crawling in traffic along Interstate 4 cannot help but see them — billboards with messages about Muhammad. The boards went up Thursday at four locations in Orange County.
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11 21 15

Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

By Christina Jensen
ORLANDO — We’ve told you how the Paris attacks led to threats against Muslims nationwide. Here in Central Florida, Muslims are using billboards to sort out the facts from the fiction behind their beliefs.
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09 23 15

Eid is Muslim celebration of sacrifice

By Saulat Pervez
The slaughtering of an animal as a sacrifice to God during Eid-al-Adha keeps an Abrahamic legacy alive.
This week, Muslims across the world are celebrating Eid-al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice.
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09 17 15

Group hopes billboards dispel myths about Islam

September 16, 2015, by FOX 5 Digital Team
SAN DIEGO – Three billboards from a campaign to dispel myths about Muslim Americans are up in San Diego.
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09 17 15

بیس ہزار سے زائد مسلمانوں کا امریکی تفریحی پارک میں اجتماع

16.09.2015 VOA

امریکی مسلمان ہر سال مختلف ریاستوں میں منعقد ہوالے اس سالانہ فیملی ڈے میں بھرپور دلچسپی کے ساتھ شریک ہوتے ہیں، جس کا مقصد، بقول منتظمین، امریکہ میں خاندانی نظام کو استحکام بخشنا ہے
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09 6 15

Peace-loving U.S. Muslims remain misunderstood

by Saulat Pervez
We should never forget the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but we must learn to differentiate between the extremist perpetrators and their billion-strong, peace-loving counterparts.
Sept. 11, 2001, changed everything.
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09 3 15

ইসলামের ‘সত্যিকার বাণী’ প্রচারে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রজুড়ে ১০০ বিলবোর্ড

০৪ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৫, ১৪:২৭ অপরাহ্ন
বস্টন: ইসলাম ও মহানবী হযরত মুহাম্মদ সা. এর ‘সত্যিকার বাণী’ প্রচারে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রজুড়ে ডজন ডজন বিলবোর্ড লাগানো হয়েছে।
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09 3 15

U.S. Muslim campaign to dispel myths about Prophet

By Ismat Sarah Mangla, September 03 2015
Among the many colorful billboards in New York City’s Times Square boldly advertising the latest movies, musicals or premium alcoholic drinks, one sign in particular stands out.
“Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights,” the sign reads.
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