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02 15 14

Presidential Quotes on Islam & Muslims

By ICNA Staff Writer
February 17, 2014 – This President’s Day, see what US Presidents have said about Islam and Muslims.
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02 3 14

Group hopes billboard helps educate others about Islam

By Mark Hicks, The Detroit News, February 2, 2014
Perched along Interstate 96 near Milford Road for the past month, a large red billboard asks travelers in the thousands of vehicles that pass it daily: “What is Islam? Who are the Muslims?”
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01 31 14

ICNA Observes World Interfaith Harmony Week

New York, NY
February 1, 2014
As part of its commitment to foster a global culture of peace, the Islamic Circle of North America joins in celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week during the first week of February.
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11 15 13

Changing religious landscape: Increase in Muslim Latinos

Thursday, November 14, 2013
By ELISA CORDOVA, Cronkite News Service
TEMPE — Chris Cruz was born and raised Roman Catholic but converted to Islam in large part because of its call for a healthier lifestyle, including a prohibition on drinking.
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11 3 13

WhyIslam Expands in Mexico

By OnIslam Staff, Thursday, 31 October 2013
SOMERSET, New Jersey – After notable success in the US, a leading Muslim organization has expanded its awareness campaign to Mexico to present an accurate image of Islam and create new opportunities for dialogue with a new community.
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10 23 13

Interview: Muslim Mothers in Chiapas, Mexico

Nahela Morales is a Mexican mother of one currently living in New Jersey, USA. She serves as the National Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for WhyIslam, a dawah project of ICNA.
Recently, she and a team of volunteers traveled to Mexico to give dawah and provide aid for impoverished families. It was during this trip that she visited the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas in the State of Chiapas, home to a growing number of indigenous converts to Islam. This is her story of the Muslim mothers living there.
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10 12 13

Why So Many Latinos Are Becoming Muslims

By Tim Padgett
Most Latinos know the country is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month right now. What far fewer Latinos know is that next week marks Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s most sacred holidays.
And yet the two observances are more related now than most Latinos realize.
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09 26 13

“Find Jesus in the Quran” billboard drawing attention

Sep 25, 2013
ATLANTA – A billboard on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is raising a few eyebrows. The sign, located just before Interstate 285 reads “Find Jesus in the Quran.”
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08 21 13

WhyIslam, Noman Ali Khan Join for Mexico Trip

By Wendy Díaz, Muslim Link Staff Reporter
Sunday, 18 August 2013
When Nouman Ali Khan, founder and professor at Bayyinah Institute, is not teaching intensive Arabic classes, engaging the youth in various masajid in Texas, touring the country promoting his program, or recording Qur’an Weekly videos and Ramadan reminders, he goes grocery shopping for poor indigenous Muslim families in Mexico. Sound bizarre? Read on.
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07 16 13

Why-Islam launches outreach programs during Ramadan

SOMERSET NJ (July 15th 2013) – The ‘WHY-ISLAM ‘ project addresses a growing need for accurate information on Islam and Muslims. During Ramadan, the month in which Muslims abstain from food and drink in an attempt to become closer to God, there is an increased curiosity about Islam from the diverse American society.
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06 27 13

An Islamic Expedition to Mexico

by Sadeel Allam, 06/26/2013
Can you picture 115,296,797 persons? Now, out of that amount, 3,700, according to a 2010 census by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography are Muslim, with a one third concentrated in Mexico City. Over the past 10 years in the conflicted area of Chiapas, reside approximately 300 native people, some which are from the ancient Mayan civilization that don’t speak Spanish, but have reverted to Islam.
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05 4 13

Más que nunca los Latinos aceptan el Islam en L.A.

Por: Muhammad Hussain, Nahela Morales (English translation below)
LOS ANGELES, California (04/05/2013) – Una docena de voluntarios de habla hispana participaron en nuestro puesto de información en Fiesta Broadway de Los Angeles California el domingo pasado. Este evento fue organizado por el equipo de ICNA del Sur de California un proyecto de WhyIslam.
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05 2 13

Female converts to Islam facing growing scrutiny

Omar Sacirbey, Apr 29, 2013
BOSTON (RNS) When Karen Hunt Ahmed and her Muslim husband divorced four years ago, many friends asked her, “Now you can stop this Islam stuff, right?”
Some friends, she thought.
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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 20 13

ICNA hosts meeting with Sudanese Minister and Muslim Organizations

ICNA hosted a meeting of national American Muslim organizations with the Sudanese Finance Minister Ali Mahmoud M. Abdelrasoul.
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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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