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05 22 11
 

The Most-Visited Booth at the LA Book Festival 2011

 
by Suzanne Khazaal
 
LOS ANGELES, California (May 22, 2011) – While controversy sparked over the change of venue from UCLA to USC for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held last month, fortunately for the volunteers of WhyIslam, the outreach project of ICNA Southern California Chapter, traffic flow to their booth was unhindered. In fact, their booth was one of the busiest at the festival this year.
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05 19 11
 

Lauren Booth’s Spiritual Journey to Islam

 
By Hasan Zillur Rahim, The American Muslim
 
Many of us speak of Lauren Booth, a recent Muslim convert, as the sister-in-law of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain. They do her injustice. She has carved out a career as a fearless broadcaster and journalist on behalf of the oppressed. In fact, it would be more appropriate to identify Mr. Blair as the brother-in-law of Lauren Booth. Given his role in the Iraq war, such identification could even help Mr. Blair recover part of his dwindling reputation.
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05 10 11
 

ICNA on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

 

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (May 10, 2011) – ICNA was featured on Comedy Central’s prime time show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week. They covered cooperation between the Islamic center run by ICNA and the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, both in Alexandria, VA.

 

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05 9 11
 

First Muslim Info Booth at Latino Festival

 

By Staff Writer

 

LOS ANGELES, California (May 8, 2011) – Today the Annual Fiesta Broadway Festival, billed as the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo event, attracted half a million people who converged on 24 blocks in downtown Los Angeles. Over 50,000 people visited the first ever information booth on Islam organized by ICNA Southern California Chapter’s outreach project WhyIslam.

 

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04 28 11
 

WhyIslam S. Cal to Hand out Free Copies of the Qur’an

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
LOS ANGELES, California (April 22, 2011) – This weekend, WhyIslam, a project of ICNA, dedicated to eradicating misconceptions about Islam, is handing out free literature and translated copies of the Qur’an at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California (USC) on April 30 and May 1.
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03 12 11
 

We Catholics want to express our solidarity with you- Archibishop Gregory

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (March 9, 2011) – In a letter addressed today to the ICNA President, the Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta and Chairman, Committee for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed his solidarity with Muslims. See the full letter here:
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03 7 11
 

ICNA Receives Overwhelming Support Against Hate

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (March 7, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today thanking the public for messages of support after footage from an anti-Muslim rally in Orange County became public this week.
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01 31 11
 

ICNA’s 877-Why-Islam Project Launches TV Ads

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
Piscataway, New Jersey (January 31, 2011) – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a grassroots- based non-sectarian mainstream organization of North American Muslims, has launched a TV Ad campaign in order to disseminate accurate information on Islam and Muslims, through its outreach project 877-Why-Islam.
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12 17 10
 

Campaign Attempts to Dispel Negativity About Islam

 

By Bidisha Roy, Hi India

 

CHICAGO, IL (December 17, 2010) – GainPeace, an out-reach project of Islamic Circle of North America has launched a bold venture in its public awareness campaign by placing ads about Islam on Buses and Train Ad running through in Chicago from October to December, 2010.

 

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12 16 10
 

“WhyIslam Center” Project Dinner Attended By Many

 
by TMO, Muslim Media Network
 
HOUSTON, Texas (December 16, 2010) – “Giving brings many rewards & blessings to a person: Giving with philanthropic spirit brings rewards & blessings to not only a person, but also brings positive change in the society around us.”
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12 1 10
 

ICNA Info Booth at the Miami International Book Fair

 

MIAMI, Florida (Nov 30, 2010) – The Islamic Circle of North America South Florida chapter hosted a dawah booth at the Miami Book Fair from November 19-21, 2010.

 

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11 14 10
 

ICNA Hosts Luncheon for Bay Area Leadership

 

Santa Clara, California (November 7, 2010) – At the end of the two-day meeting of the ICNA National Shura (Consultative Council), a luncheon was hosted by ICNA for the community leadership of the Bay Area. Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of ICNA addressed the gathering attended by over 70 people representing various organizations in the Bay Area.

 

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09 25 10
 

MFD Events are Successful Despite Controversy

By Zainab Arain

 

September 26th, 2010 – A flurry of negative media coverage was the backdrop for this year’s Muslim Family Day at Six Flags theme parks nationwide. Controversy and public outcry about the event’s nearness to September 11th produced threats of boycotts and unwarranted accusations against ICNA, but despite the misinformed backlash ICNA, the American Muslim community and Six Flags presented a united front in hosting a peaceful and fun filled event.
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09 23 10
 

‘A Week of Dialogue’ to Combat Bigotry

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
(NEW YORK, NY, 9/20/2010) –- A number of local and national American Muslim leaders today issued a call for “A Week of Dialogue” in October to combat bigotry and promote understanding and religious tolerance in civil society.
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09 9 10
 

Growing Anti Muslim Bigotry: ICNA’s 6-Point Response

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Assalamu alaikum and greetings to all,
 
As you are aware, there is an alarming rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric throughout the country that is guided by calculated bigotry and racism for political gain, and is aimed at excluding Muslim Americans from the economic and social life of this nation.
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09 6 10
 

Sacramento Muslims Reach Out to Public About Islam

 

SACRAMENTO, California (Sept 7, 2010) – In a time where many are asking questions about Islam, Sacramento Muslims are providing the answers.

 

The Sacramento chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America and its 877-WhyIslam team have put American Muslims on the map with their numerous outreach campaigns. Most recently ICNA made an appearance at the California State Fair, boasting the “longest Dawah booth” in the United States—19 straight days of education and outreach.

 

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09 6 10
 

ICNA Booths Distribute Qurans in Gainesville

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
BOCA RATON, Florida (September 8, 2010)- In a press release issued today the Islamic Circle of North America Southeast Region expressed support for upcoming charitable and interfaith events being hosted by Muslims in Gainesville, FL.
 
Gainesville recently made headlines when a local church announced plans to burn copies of the holy Quran on the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Despite condemnation from several political and religious leaders, the church’s pastor insists the event will be held as planned. ICNA Southern California has already pledged to distribute 10,000 free copies of the Quran in response to the church’s plans.
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09 5 10
 

Muslims take to Minn. State Fair to repair image

 

(September 4, 2010) By PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press Writer

 

Despite the smells of fried dough and roasted meat wafting from the Minnesota State Fair, Salim and Zuleyha Ozonder were focused on the people who were leaving, not the food or festivities beckoning from across the street.

 

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09 4 10
 

Mosque debate: Behind America’s anxiety over Islam

Controversy over the New York and other mosques underlines the struggle to balance values of religious tolerance with fears, real and imagined, in an age of terrorism. By Harry Bruinius

 

(New York, September 3, 2010) – As the maelstrom over the proposed Islamic center near ground zero rages a short distance away, Shahid Farooqi, a devout Pakistani immigrant, is handing out book bags and school supplies to hundreds of needy children and their parents for the start of the school year.

 

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09 4 10
 

Quran Burning “Misguided”: ICNA Ups Quran Distribution

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (August 25, 2010) – The Southern California chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today calling the planned desecration of the Quran by a church in Gainesville, FL “misguided,” and announced that it would distribute 10,000 free copies of the Quran through its 1-877-WhyIslam outreach project in response to the Gainesville event.
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