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04 30 13
 

Successful booth at LA Times Book Fest amid concerns

 
By Roomana Songerwala
 
LOS ANGELES, California (April 22, 2013) – Over the past two days the prestigious Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was held on the sprawling grounds of the University of Southern California campus amid a warm but breezy weather.
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04 27 13
 

LA Times Book Fest: Islamic involvement at the festival

 
By Nicolette Kelegian, Annenberg Radio, USC
 
LOS ANGELES, California (April 19, 2013) – The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is scheduled this weekend at the University of Southern California. On Saturday, there will be more than 300 booths spread across the University Park Campus and more than 150,000 people are expected to attend the festival.
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04 21 13
 

WBAI Radio: Boston Marathon bombings backlash

 

An Interview with Malika Rushdan, ICNA Relief

 
Boston, MA (April 20, 2013) – As always some individuals and communities are being scape-goated and marginalized, most recently in the aftermath of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings.
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04 10 13
 

ICNA Participates in Sino-US Religion Dialogue

 
MANHATTAN, New York (April 10, 2013) – The President of ICNA, Naeem Baig, participated in the dialogue held today at the office of Religions for Peace, in Manhattan, New York, with the delegation of the China Committee on Religion and Peace (CCRP). ICNA is an Executive Council member of the US based organization Religions for Peace USA.
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02 10 13
 

‘WhyIslam’ billboards spark interest

Group of Muslim organizations inform public about Islam

By Constance Jones, Feb 10 2013

MIAMI – A group of Muslim organizations say they have joined together to inform the public about Islam with billboards placed in South Florida.
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01 19 13
 

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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01 2 13
 

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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12 28 12
 

Whyislam Billboard Campaign Educating People

 
(DALLAS, November 26) – ICNA Dallas launched a new outreach billboard campaign on November 26 in four different prime locations of Dallas. These ads are expected to be viewed by approximately a million commuters utilizing these highways every day.
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12 18 12
 

ICNA launches Islam awareness campaign in FL

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (December 18, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is pleased to announce the launch of an awareness campaign about Islam in Orlando, FL. The campaign is called “Why Islam,” and is designed to create awareness and spread an accurate message of Islam.
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10 24 12
 

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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10 15 12
 

Educational Campaigns on the Prophet’s (PBUH) Life

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 14, 2012) – CAIR National yesterday held a press conference on the issue of subway ads created by an Islamophobic group. Vice President of ICNA Naeem Baig joined Executive Director of CAIR Nihad Awad and CAIR’s National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper in addressing the media and presenting the American Muslim point of view.
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09 23 12
 

Chicago group launches ads to counter anti-Islam video

 
September 21, 2012, By: Odette Yousef
 
A Chicago-based Muslim education group is launching its own media campaign to counter an anti-Islamic video that has incited turmoil in predominantly Islamic countries throughout the Middle East and South Asia. GainPeace, the outreach arm of the Islamic Circle of North America, plans to spend at least $50,000 in the Chicago market on messages that will attempt to cast the Islamic Prophet Mohammed positively. Sabeel Ahmed, director of GainPeace, says the messages will be disseminated through social media, bus advertisements, billboards, and public service announcements on the radio and television.
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08 8 12
 

Documentary on Anti-Shariah Movement & Its Response

 
Program: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Episode: Shariah Controversy
 
“It targets one community, one faith,” says Naeem Baig of proposed legislation to ban US state courts from considering shariah. “It is to create this fear of Islam and Muslims in the larger society.”
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07 2 12
 

Happily Ever After?

 
Islamic Horizons
 
July 1, 2012 | Ansari, Kiran
 

The necessity of following up with new Muslims.

 
AS MELINDA FACED THE CROWD on a bright, warm afternoon in Iune2010, she knew she would remember this day forever. It was literally and figuratively the first day of a new chapter in her life – the day she accepted Islam. After taking the shahadah, scores of women came and hugged her. Some were crying. It was a little overwhelming, but Melinda felt special and her heart testified that she had made the best decision of her life.
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06 30 12
 

Sum of Shariah: New KS law denies use of foreign codes

 
By HELEN T. GRAY
The Kansas City Star
 
Women can drive in Kansas. The stoning of adulterers is not condoned, nor is removal of the right hand of thieves.
 
Yet the Kansas Legislature overwhelmingly passed and Gov. Sam Brownback recently signed a ban against state courts or agencies making any ruling based on foreign laws — read, Shariah.
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06 19 12
 

WhyIslam Goes South of the Border

 
by Wendy Diaz Muslim Link Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14 June 2012
 
When Nahela Morales, an Administrative Assistant and National Coordinator for Spanish Dawah at WhyIslam, decided to plan her family vacation a year ago, she never thought she would be taking her work with her. Now, she is spearheading a joint effort between WhyIslam and seven other organizations, most of them Spanish-dawah oriented, to deliver necessary Islamic material to the growing Muslim community in Mexico.
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04 30 12
 

Hundreds Flock to Spanish Info Booth on Islam in LA

 
LOS ANGELES, California (April 30, 2012) – Coming off of their success at the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend, ICNA Southern California Chapter’s dawah project WhyIslam hosted a second large scale Dawah booth at the 23rd annual Fiesta Broadway Festival. This was the organization’s second consecutive year at the fair, which is described as the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.
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04 26 12
 

LA Book Fest: Demand for Islamic Info Increases 80%

 
LOS ANGELES, California (April 26, 2012) – “We were attracted to this booth and, as I was always curious about the Quran, this gave me a chance to embrace Islam,” says Joseph, one of the six people who embraced Islam at the 17th Annual LA Times Festival of Books this past weekend. The festival at the University of Southern California was a two-day event celebrating writing and literature.
 
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03 2 12
 

Debunking the Non-Existent Threat

 
By Billy Hallowell, March 2, 2012, The Blaze
 
“Shariah” has become a dirty word of sorts both domestically and internationally, as the examples of the Islamic form of law’s brutality have continued to gain exposure in media and throughout the blogosphere. But The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a group that works to “establish connections between Islam and the public,” has launched a new pro-Shariah campaign to help transform the image of Islam in the eyes of a skeptical America.
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02 29 12
 

A Group to Counter Anti-Islam Sentiment

 
By DAVID LEPESKA
 
(February 23, 2012) – As anti-Muslim rhetoric rises locally and nationally — some of it fueled by the presidential campaign — a group of Chicago-area Muslims is battling back, using tactics including a television ad campaign and public forums against bigotry.
 
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