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Policy Statement

11 27 14
 

Islam Condemns Extremism

 
By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
 
Anyone who is familiar with Islamic teachings knows very well that Islam forbids the killing of innocents. Allah says, “And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right. This has He instructed you that you may use reason.”[06: 151]
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11 24 14
 

Wanton Killing of Innocents in The Name of Islam

 
By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
 
It may seem monotonous to explain and apologize every time murder of innocent people is done by those who use religion, in this case Islam, to carry out their crimes. These days, it happens almost on a daily basis; some more callous than others. The killing of Rabbis in a synagogue this week is blatantly wrong and cannot be justified.
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10 21 14
 

Climate Change: A Muslim Perspective

By Naeem Baig
 
Climate change is undeniable by any sane individual. It is evident everywhere around us unless we deliberately choose to ignore it.
 
Last month I joined over 150 faith leaders and environmental activists at a Climate Change conference organized by Religions for Peace USA and GreenFaith at the UN Plaza Church Center in New York City.
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08 31 14
 

Honoring Workers this Labor Day

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, August 31, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America celebrates American workers on Labor Day, whose efforts and achievements continue to form the backbone of the country’s social and economic strength and prosperity,
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08 30 14
 

ICNA Observes UN Day for Enforced Disappearances

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, August 30, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America joins the United Nations in observing the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness of this terrible practice used as a strategy to spread terror in society.
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08 19 14
 

ICNA Calls for Investigation of Brown’s Killing

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, August 19, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America calls for State and Federal investigation of the slaying of Micheal Brown in Missouri. Among a list of demands, ICNA also calls for cessation of all violence and the arming of the police by the military.
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01 20 14
 

ICNA Commemorates MLK as an Exemplar of Justice

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 20, 2014) – Nearly five decades after his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an example in the fight for dignity and equal rights in America.
 
Affected by the threat of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, the American Muslim community can emulate Dr. King’s methods of peaceful engagement to overcome hate and intolerance.
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10 22 13
 

Federal workers deserve a living wage

 
By Simone Campbell, Naeem Baig, and David Saperstein
 
WASHINGTON (RNS) – “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s still as true today.
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07 16 13
 

Trayvon: No Rights That Are Bound to Be Respected

 
By Imam Khalid Griggs
 
During the first half ofthe 20th century, Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, sage, human rights activist, and social commentator, asked a rhetorical question to African Americans, the perpetual victims of American racial injustice, “How does it feel to be a problem?; to have your very body and the bodies of your children assumed to be criminal, violent, malignant.”
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10 2 12
 

Freedom of Expression & Sacredness of Religious Icons

 
In the last few weeks the world has witnessed the response to an evil, insulting and abhorrent movie that maligned the noble character of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Such insult to a religious icon has brought about overwhelming condemnation, and we believe that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of such attempts to sow seeds of hatred amongst people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds. We would like to help our fellow citizens understand the complicated yet extremely sensitive nature of the whole situation. This in no way should be seen as condoning any violence in the name of our religion.
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09 27 12
 

Freedom of Expression & Sacredness of Religious Icons

 
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JAMAICA, New York (September 28, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a policy statement today on freedom of expression & sacredness of religious icons. “We would like to help our fellow citizens understand the complicated yet extremely sensitive nature of the whole situation.”
Click here to read the statement