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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

(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

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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12 5 15
 

ICNA repulsed at attempts to link it to violence

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NEW YORK, NY (December 5, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America is repulsed at attempts by some in the media to link the suspects of the recent attacks in San Bernardino to the organization’s women’s division. Certain media sources reported that a certificate of appreciation from ICNA Sister’s Wing addressed to the mother of one of the suspects was found in the home during a search on Friday.
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12 2 15
 

ICNA appalled by the shootings in San Bernardino

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NEW YORK, NY (December 2, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America is appalled at today’s mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Our condolences and thoughts are with the families of the victims of this senseless shooting and we pray for the speedy recovery for those that are wounded.
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12 2 15
 

US Muslim groups condemn San Bernardino killings

(Washington, D.C., 12/2/2015) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, offers its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims in the San Bernardino shooting and pray for quick recovery of those who were injured.
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11 24 15
 

American Muslims alarmed at anti-Muslim response

By Abdus-Sattar Ghazali
 
The seven-million-strong American Muslim community was alarmed at the Islamophobic anti-Muslim response to Paris, France terrorist attacks which claimed 129 innocent lives and left around 300 people injured. American Muslims were deeply troubled that many American politicians have used the tragic terror attacks in Paris as a justification to promote xenophobia against Syrian refugees.
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11 24 15
 

ICNA mourns the loss of Dr. Ahmad Sakr

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NEW YORK, NY (November 24, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America mourns the loss of Dr. Ahmad Sakr, who passed away last night in Southern California. ICNA offers its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Sakr. May Allah swt Grant him the highest level in Paradise and give patience to his grieving family.
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11 23 15
 

ICNA deplores Bangladeshi persecution & world silence

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NEW YORK, NY (November 23, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America strongly condemns the execution of two Bangladeshi opposition figures by the current regime and declares it another shameful act of judicial killing which is part of the ongoing persecution of political opponents.
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11 18 15
 

ICNA Concerned Over Islamophobic Rhetoric

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NEW YORK, NY (November 18, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America ​is concerned by the rise of Islamophobic rhetoric coming from state governors across the country. Our nation was founded by refugees fleeing repressive regimes, and therefore we must stand with all people of conscience in rejecting this bigotry and welcoming Syrian refugees who are fleeing terrorists.
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11 13 15
 

ICNA Horrified by the violent events in Paris

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NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America ​is horrified by the series of events taking place in France. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, the first responders, and all of the people of France.
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10 18 15
 

ICNA alarmed at the current wave of violence in Palestine

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NEW YORK, NY (October 19, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America expresses alarm at the current rise of violence and the brutality of Israeli forces in Palestine. We condemn the killing of innocent people on both sides and especially the excessive use of force and killing of Palestinian children by the Israeli military and police.
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