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Muslim Charity Teams With FEMA To Help Sandy Victims

 
By NY1 News
 
A Muslim charity group is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
 
The Islamic Circle of North America, along with FEMA and the Small Business Administration, held a health fair Friday in Brighton Beach, where storm victims were able to get essentials like blankets, heaters, and medical care.
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New Masjid A Testament To Interfaith Cooperation

 
By Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link Staff, 21 January 2013
 
On the western shores of the Potomac River is the home of the Islamic Circle of North America’s Virginia chapter in Alexandria. This culturally and historically rich city recently added a new house of worship, enhancing the region’s inter-faith diversity. An inaugural event was held on January 5, 2013 as the Muslim community just finished building its new masjid near Route 1 in the Mount Vernon area.
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Muslim, Jewish groups join Rebuild Joplin effort

 
By Roger McKinney, January 18, 2013
 
Among those assisting the Rebuild Joplin effort starting Monday will be Muslim and Jewish volunteers.
 
The volunteers will be from ICNA Relief, part of the Islamic Circle of North America; the Jewish Disaster Relief Corps; and Bridges, a Muslim-Jewish interfaith dialogue composed of New York University students.
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Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam

 
New America Media/The Muslim Link, News Report, Wendy Diaz, Jan 18, 2013
 
SOMERSET, N.J. — Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA) WhyIslam Project. Within its confines, in a second floor office decorated with rose-colored walls, sits the administrative assistant and only female employee of the department, Nahela Morales. 

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Top 10 ICNA Posts in 2012

 
In 2012, ICNA’s online presence witnessed historic growth Alhamdulillah. Newsletter subscribers, website traffic, ICNA TV views and social media connections expanded to give ICNA a significant presence in the community. Here are the most popular posts on ICNA’s website, ICNA TV, and social media profiles.
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ICNA Inaugurates New Mosque

 
The Islamic Circle of North America inaugurated its new mosque Saturday.
By Jessie Biele, January 7, 2013
 
After three years of construction and fundraising, the Islamic Circle of North America inaugurated its new house of worship in Greater Alexandria on Saturday afternoon.
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“It Shapes My Life in Every Aspect” -Rafiq Mahdi

 
By Paige Huntoon, December 19, 2012
 
Name: Rafiq Mahdi
Age: 57
Title: Unofficial Imam of the Muslim Community of Knoxville
Thoughts on Faith: “[Faith] is a complete way of life.”
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NYers Of The Week: ICNA Relief honored by NY1

 

Muslim-American Group Helps Sandy Victims, Spreads Understanding

 
By John Schiumo, 01/04/2013
 
If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud that was Hurricane Sandy, it is that New Yorkers came together. This week, NY1 honors a group of volunteers who proved that regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, everyone can help. NY1’s John Schiumo filed the following report.
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MSA: For 50 Years, ‘Students’ Has Been Its Middle Name

 
By Altaf Husain, Huffington Post, 01/02/2013
 
As observers and analysts of nonprofit organizations will note, staying in existence for fifty years is a significant achievement for any organization, especially one which is of the students, for the students and run by the students.
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Billboards stress commonality of religions

 
By Jeff Kunerth, Orlando Sentinel, January 1, 2013
 
Local Muslim organizations have started a media campaign stressing the commonality of Christians, Muslims and Jews. The billboards proclaiming “Same family, Same message” sprouting throughout the Orlando and Daytona Beach areas are sponsored by the Longwood-based American Muslim Community Centers, the Islamic Center of Orlando and the United Muslim Foundation in Lake Mary.
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Religious org. distributes goods to Sandy victims

 
By Rafal Rogoza / The Jersey Journal
December 10, 2012
 
As part of a religious holiday, volunteers at the Islamic Learning Center of Jersey City distributed more than 500 pounds of beef Saturday to people recovering from super-storm Sandy.
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When a Religious Home is Defiled, We Stand Together

 
December 6, 2012 | Houston Chronicle
 
There is a reason we refer to our churches, temples, mosques, chapels as sacred space. They are earthly containers of the holy, homes for the deep bonds of human community, centers for setting aside the demands of modern life and settling into prayer or praise or petition. Beauty, awe, wonder, joy and sorrow all reside here. It is to these sacred spaces we bring our children to be blessed, it is in these spaces we celebrate milestones of a human lifetime, it is in these spaces that we mourn our dead.
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With Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

 
By Gabrielle Alfiero | Voices of NY
 
Abdulrauf Khan, 40, warns a group of volunteers to avoid stepping on errant nails in the kitchen of a small home on Brighton 8 Street in Brighton Beach. He’s surrounded by ripped up floorboards and industrial trash bags full of debris. His black felt hat is speckled with white dust.
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Plenary brings together Catholic-Muslim dialogues

 
Michelle Martin, Catholic News Service, Oct. 8, 2012
 
Chicago – Bringing members of three Muslim-Catholic regional dialogue groups together for their first national plenary session in Chicago was a groundbreaking event, but its members agreed that the dialogue must move forward.
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Informant: NYPD Paid Me To ‘Bait’ Muslims

 
By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO 10/23/12
 
NEW YORK: A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.
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America’s Perception of Muslims Needs to Change

 
By Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President, Islamic Circle of North America
 
As a Muslim American, I strongly condemn the atrocious attacks on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, and the continued violence throughout the Middle East. Contrary to the images that have been replicated around the world, Islam is a religion of peace and does not justify attacks against innocent people.
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The Use and Abuse of Hate

 
By Prof. Whitney S. Bodman
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
 
Is it better to hate or to be hated? The unfolding story of the 14-minute pornographic collection of film clips about Muhammad raises this question. The film itself was represented as a trailer of a full-length feature film, though there may not ever have been more than what was posted on YouTube.
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Islamic Group Hosts Book Bag Giveaway At Voorhies Mosque

 
by Ned Berke on Aug 24th, 2012
 
To celebrate the new school year, local Muslims, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are teaming up to give out free school bags and school supplies to the Sheepshead Bay community this Saturday, August 25.
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Muslims Help Crisis-hit Americans

 
Friday, 24 August 2012
 
NEW YORK – A leading American Islamic organization has launched its annual initiative in August and September to help poor families get ready for schools, offering thousands of backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country.
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Muslim organization giving away backpacks for school

 
By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff | August 23, 2012
 
Starting this Friday, the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) will distribute 5,000 backpacks to local kids in need as the tristate area approaches the new school year. It’s part of the organization’s second annual Back to School Giveaway program, which will distribute 30,000 backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country. The event is organized by ICNA’s domestic relief department, ICNA Relief.
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