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03 18 12
 

Poll Shows Support For NYPD Spying: ICNA Speaks Out

 
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Media contact: Jillian Nannery, The TASC Group
646-723-4344; Jill@thetascgroup.com
 

ICNA Speaks Out Against Islamophobia After Poll Shows Support For NYPD Spying

 
New York, NY – March 14, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, is speaking out against Islamophobia and racism in light of a poll released yesterday.
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02 20 12
 

ICNA Joins Coalition Demanding Investigation of the NYPD

 
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New York, NY – February 20, 2012: Islamic Circle of North America today joined a coalition Muslim Americans Civil Liberties Coalition (“MACLC”) along with several other civil rights and community groups to demand investigation of the New York police department. Read the full statement here.
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02 20 12
 

ICNA Condemns Syrian Regime’s Brutality

 
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JAMAICA, New York (February 20, 2012) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America condemned the Syrian government for its use of brutality against its own people.
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02 7 12
 

ICNA Relief Disaster Response Team in Alabama

 
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (February 7, 2012) – ICNA Relief USA is making progress in Birmingham, AL after a series of tornadoes recently tore through the region, destroying homes, cutting power and leaving hundreds injured in its wake.
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02 3 12
 

Muslims Demand NY AG Investigate NYPD

 
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ICNA and 31 other Organizations Join Muslim Advocates in Filing Complaint Demanding NY Attorney General Investigate NYPD
 
New York, NY – February 3, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, joined over 31 other faith based organizations in submitting a letter of complaint to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman demanding an immediate investigation into the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) continuous and systemic targeting of American Muslims based on their race, ethnicity, and religion.
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01 31 12
 

ICNA to Congress: Re-auth Violence Against Women Act

 
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ICNA Joins a Coalition of Faith Based Organizations Calling for Re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act
 
New York, NY – January 31, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, joined over 40 other faith based organizations in support of the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this Congress. See below for the letter that will be distributed to members of Congress.
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01 24 12
 

ICNA Calls for Resignation of NYPD Commissioner Kelly

 
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ICNA Condemns NYPD Screening of Islamophobic Film in Training Sessions
 
New York, NY – January 24, 2012: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the nation’s leading Muslim organizations, called for the resignation of Commissioner Ray Kelly today as new information was released regarding the showing of a blatantly Islamophobic film, “The Third Jihad,” during police training sessions.
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01 24 12
 

American Muslims Defend Religious Freedom

 
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KANSAS CITY, Kansas (January 24, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Kansas City chapter issued a press release today announcing the launch of its billboard campaign as part of ICNA’s national “Defending Religious Freedom and Understanding Shariah” campaign.
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01 12 12
 

ICNA Condemns Desecration of Bodies by US Marines

 
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JAMAICA, New York (January 12, 2012) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemned the behavior of U.S. Marines who were filmed urinating on the bodies of dead Afghani people.
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01 11 12
 

Gitmo’s 10th: Coalition Calls for End to Torture

 
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On Guantanamo’s 10th Anniversary, Interfaith Coalition of Religious Organizations Call for an End to Torture
 
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) includes 50 organizations today organized a rally in front of the White House on Wednesday, January 11th.
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01 2 12
 

ICNA Visits Firebombed Mosque & Condemns Attack

 
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JAMAICA, New York (January 2, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today condemning the firebomb attacks at a mosque and several homes in Jamaica, Queens last night.
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12 27 11
 

ICNA condemns attacks on Nigerian church-goers

 
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JAMAICA, New York (December 27, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemns the brutal attacks on innocent church-goers in Nigeria who were murdered after attending mass on Christmas Day.
 
We call on the Nigerian government to act swiftly and bring the perpetrators to justice and to take immediate steps to curb the recent rise of sectarian violence in the country.
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12 9 11
 

ICNA: Take Action Against Bigotry & Hate

 
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JAMAICA, New York (December 9, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today criticizing Lowe’s for pulling advertising from All-American Muslim, and urging the American Muslim community to contact the company and express its disappointment with this decision.
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12 2 11
 

ICNA Issues Urgent Action Alert Re NDA Senate Bill

 
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JAMAICA, New York (December 2, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued an urgent action alert to the American Muslim community today, urging them to ask President Obama to veto a bill that will allow for indefinite detention of US citizens.
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11 2 11
 

ICNA’s Stance on the Occupy Wall Street Protests

 
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JAMAICA, New York (November 02, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today in support of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
 
“Real progress and development of a country depends on prosperity of society as a whole, not just that of a selected portion of society. Yet the income gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow, and uneconomic recovery across the country has been uneven and unstable at best. Corporations are ruthlessly cutting jobs, leaving 10% of the entire population unemployed while Wall Street enjoys huge bonuses.
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11 1 11
 

Eid Al-Adha Wishes from ICNA

 
ICNA wishes Muslims in America and everywhere a blessed Eid Al-Adha! We encourage our members and the general Muslim community to celebrate the Eid holidays with your local masajid, communities and Islamic centers.
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10 27 11
 

ICNA Expresses Hope in Tunisian Elections

 
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JAMAICA, New York (October 27, 2011) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) congratulated the people of Tunisia on the democratic elections held this week, the first in nearly 50 years.
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09 23 11
 

Irvine 11 verdict: A tragic day for freedom of speech

 
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JAMAICA, New York (September 23, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release today calling the Irvine 11 verdict “a selective application of justice.”
 
“We are deeply saddened by the guilty verdict in the Irvine 11 case, and our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families.
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09 21 11
 

ICNA on FBI’s Biased Trainings on Islam & Muslims

 
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JAMAICA, New York (September 21, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release today addressing the FBI’s biased trainings on Islam and Muslims.
 
“As Americans we are appalled at the recent findings made public regarding the FBI training workshops. The Bureau’s training documents and briefings indicate not only a severe lack of sensitivity, but more seriously paint an alarming picture of misunderstanding about Islam and the American Muslims.
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09 16 11
 

ICNA Relief Gives School Supplies to Native Americans

 
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (September 15, 2011) – ICNA Relief’s nationwide Back 2 School Giveaway project continues today, September 15, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. ICNA Relief will be assisting Anishinabe Academy by distributing 500 bags filled with school supplies. Anishinabe Academy, a Minneapolis public school, has a 99.9% Native American student population.
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