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05 10 16
 

Execution of Maulana Nizami Strongly Condemned by ICNA

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NEW YORK, NY (May 10, 2016) – In a press statement today, The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) strongly condemns the execution today of Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, the Ameer (Chief) of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party by the current regime and declares it another shameful act of judicial killing which is part of the ongoing brutal persecution of political opponents by Shaikh Hasina’s government.
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03 27 16
 

ICNA- Lahore terror attack are un-Islamic & cowardly

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NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2016) – In a press statement today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemned in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore that killed at least 67 people and injured more than 300 others.
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03 23 16
 

USCMO condemns attacks in Belgium, Turkey, Mali

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(Washington, D.C., 3/22/2016) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, strongly condemns the heinous terror attacks that took place early this morning in Brussels, Belgium and left at least 30 innocent people dead and many more injured.
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03 18 16
 

Muslim coalition to Cruz: Drop hate leader as adviser

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/17/16) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, today called on GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to drop designated hate group leader Frank Gaffney Jr. as a foreign policy adviser.
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03 18 16
 

Muslim Advocacy Day: 300+ delegates to lobby Congress

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/16/2015) — On Monday, April 18, some 300 delegates from more than 20 states will take part in the second National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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03 14 16
 

Trump says ‘Islam hates us’; ICNA demands appology

 
WASHINGTON D.C. (March 12, 2016) – ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ) joined several other Muslim organizations today in the CAIR office in Washington, D.C. for a press conference to demand apology from Donald Trump for his ignorant remarks about Islam.
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03 4 16
 

Shaykh Taha Jabir Al-Alwani passes away

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NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) expressed its heart-felt condolences to the family and loved ones of Shaykh Taha Jabir Al-Alwani.
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02 20 16
 

ICNA: Trump’s Statements Appalling & Endangering

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NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is appalled yet again by Donald Trump’s most recent Islamophobic statements, telling a hoax story, rated as false by numerous fact-checking websites about Muslims being executed with bullets “dipped in pig’s blood.”
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02 10 16
 

ICNA strongly denounces Nigerian suicide attacks

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NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2016) – ​58 people were killed and 78 wounded today in a Nigerian refugee camp purportedly by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemns these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible.
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02 6 16
 

ICNA Joins International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

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NEW YORK, NY (February 6, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) joins the rest of the world in recognizing today, February 6th, 2016 as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation or FGM.
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02 4 16
 

Coordinating body for Muslims in the West declared

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(WASHINGTON DC 02/04/2016) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim groups, today joined with leaders from Muslim organizations in the West to issue the “Washington Declaration” announcing the formation of a coordinating body to deal with issues of common concern.
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02 3 16
 

President Obama’s visit to American mosque welcomed

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NEW YORK, NY (February 3, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) welcomes President Barack​ Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore today. President Obama’s visit marks the first time he is visiting an American mosque since he became President in 2009.
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02 1 16
 

65 Organizations to Cong.: Fix Visa Waiver discrimination

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February 1, 2016, WASHINGTON – A broad coalition of 65 civil rights, faith, refugee, and humanitarian aid organizations sent a letter to Congress today voicing their strong support for the bipartisan Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (H.R. 4380/ S.2449), which would fix a recent amendment to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that discriminates against people with dual nationalities.
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01 28 16
 

Juvenile solitary confinement ban: ICNA CSJ commends

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Council for Social Justice
 
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, President Obama explained the reasoning behind his Executive Order to ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles stating:
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01 16 16
 

ICNA Resolves to Continue MLK Struggle for Justice

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NEW YORK, NY (January 16, 2016) – ​Today as we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day we note that with increasing hateful rhetoric among certain political aspirants, racism continues to be entrenched in American society despite the work of Dr. King and others like him.
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01 13 16
 

ICNA Supports President’s Rejection of Islamophobia

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NEW YORK, NY (January 12, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) welcomes President Obama’s bold and principled stance against using race or religion for political gains during his State of the Union Address today.
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01 5 16
 

ICNA appalled at Trump’s presidential campaign ad

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NEW YORK, NY (January 5, 2016) – Islamic Circle of North America is appalled by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ad released today. Trump’s racist, bigoted politics of division will separate Americans rather than focusing on the immense challenges facing our nation.
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01 3 16
 

ICNA denounces the execution of Sheikh Nimr

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NEW YORK, NY (January 3, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), denounces the executions of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr a well-known Shia cleric and three other Shia Muslim activists in Saudi Arabia yesterday.
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12 20 15
 

U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

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U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Campaigns to Enhance National Security, Address Rising Islamophobia
 
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/21/15) — The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced major educational, outreach and civic empowerment initiatives to address growing Islamophobia in America and to enhance national security through the promotion of freedom and justice.
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12 12 15
 

USCMO Announces National Muslim Leadership Summit

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Washington, D.C., 12/12/205: The Islamic Circle of North America along with other member organizations of USCMO (US Council of Muslim Organizations) called for a National Muslim Leadership Summit. The summit will take place on December 20, 2015 in Washington, DC area.
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