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03 22 15
 

ICNA Observes Earth Hour 2015

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America invites you to join in the observation of Earth Hour 2015, this year focusing on the use of #YourPower to #ChangeClimateChange because every action counts.
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03 15 15
 

ICNA Condemns Attacks on Pakistani Churches

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release yesterday expressing sorrow over the suicide bomb attacks on two Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan which killed 15 people and left over 70 injured.
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03 5 15
 

ICNA Welcomes Eid Holidays for New York City Schools

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, March 4, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America’s New York Chapter (ICNA NY) today welcomed the designation of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as official school holidays in New York City. In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, ICNA NY expressed its deepest appreciation to the Mayor and the Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
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02 11 15
 

ICNA offers condolences in NC killings, calls for full investigation

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 11, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) extends its deepest condolences to the families of three Muslim students who were shot and killed execution style in North Carolina yesterday.
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02 2 15
 

ICNA Announces its 2015 Convention Theme

After weeks of discussions ICNA’s Convention Program Committee settled on the theme for its 2015 national convention in Baltimore in May of this year – Islam: The Connection between Purpose, Compassion and Service.
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01 29 15
 

ICNA Colorado Celebrates Black History Month

 
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(DENVER, CO, Jan. 30, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America, Colorado, in conjunction with the Muslim Student Associations in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins and local mosques, is proud to present a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month.
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01 7 15
 

ICNA condemns Heinous Massacre in Paris

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 7, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America strongly condemns the deadly attack in Paris committed in the name of Islam and in the name of defending Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, which killed 12 people, is not only a cowardly and ghastly act, it also goes against everything taught by the person in whose name the heinous crime was done.
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01 3 15
 

ICNA Offers Condolences at Passing Away of Dr. Hathout

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, January 3, 2015) – Yesterday evening the American Muslim community lost Dr. Maher Hathout, a visionary leader and thinker.
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12 31 14
 

Naeem Baig Reelected as President of ICNA

 
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JAMAICA, New York (December 31, 2014) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) National Election Committee announced that Mr. Naeem Baig has been reelected as president of ICNA for the 2015-2016 term.
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12 16 14
 

ICNA Condemns Barbaric Attack on Peshawar School

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 16, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America severely condemns the senseless and brutal attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan which killed 141 individuals, 132 of them children, and injured 124 others.
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12 11 14
 

ICNA Atlanta Launches New Billboard Campaign

 
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(ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 12, 2014) – The Atlanta chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America has launched a billboard campaign to encourage dialogue and mutual understanding.
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12 5 14
 

Muslims to hold a united Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

 
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/5/2014) — The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, today announced plans to host the first-of-its-kind National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015.
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11 24 14
 

ICNA Observes Int’l Day to End Violence Against Women

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 25, 2014) – Violence and discrimination against woman is a global pandemic, leaving no area or region untouched. More than 1/3 of women and girls around the world experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime.
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11 17 14
 

ICNA Condemns Murder of ​Abdul Rahman Kassig

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 16, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America denounces the brutal beheading of humanitarian aid worker Abdul Rahman Kassig by the Syria-based ISIS.
 
Kassig, who embraced Islam in 2013, was an emergency medical technician and the founder of an NGO called Special Emergency Response and Assistance, through which he delivered food and medical supplies to refugee camps scattered along the Syrian border.
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11 6 14
 

ICNA Denounces Violent Murder of Christian Couple

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 6, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America is clear to state its absolute condemnation of the vicious religiously motivated murder of Shahzad and five-month pregnant Shama Masih by violent mobs in a town close to Lahore, Pakistan.
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10 25 14
 

Happy New Hijra, Islamic, Year 1436

 
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, October 27, 2014
 
October 25, 2014 marks the first of Moharram, the beginning of the new Hijra year 1436, according to the Islamic calendar announced by the Fiqh Council of North America and endorsed by the Islamic Society of North America, a leading American Muslim civil advocacy group.
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10 23 14
 

World Renowned Scholar Dies During State Persecution

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 23, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America is saddened by the loss of Professor Ghulam Azam of Bangladesh, one of the foremost Muslim activists in the world, who died on Thursday while serving a politically motivated conviction for war crimes.
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10 17 14
 

Joint-letter calls for reform of government watchlisting

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America today joins other civil rights and community organizations in calling for the reform of the recently disclosed government watchlist program. This program “stigmatizes individuals and communities, erodes our privacy, and undermines cherished constitutional rights”. Read the full letter here:
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10 16 14
 

ICNA Observes Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America joins the United Nations in observing October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to promote awareness of the dire need to eradicate poverty and destitution at a global scale.
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10 16 14
 

Prof. Ali Mazrui passes away

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 14, 2014) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations offers its sincere condolences on the death of Professor Ali Mazrui, a renowned and most respected scholar.
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