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10 5 16

Islamic Perspectives on Pluralistic Society

The Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim Dialogue continued their annual meeting this week with the theme “Islamic Perspectives on Pluralistic Society”.
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08 20 16

Islamic charity vandalized

ATLANTA – The Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking police to investigate a vandalism incident in Atlanta targeting a Muslim charity.
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07 19 16

American-Muslims on Black Lives Matter & anti-racism

The past couple of weeks have been fraught with unjustified shootings of Black individuals. We even saw the terrifying killings of 5 police offers in Dallas. #BlackLivesMatter has been trending for days now. Many influential Muslims activists have used this news presence to rally other Muslims for the cause.
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07 14 16

The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same

By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs
The recent extrajudicial police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota are dramatic and damnable examples of America’s centuries-long unresolved, racist dysfunctional relationship with African American people, particularly males.
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07 12 16

Kashmir needs immediate attention of Pres. Obama

By Naeem Baig
July 12, 2016 – The killing of 31 unarmed civilians in Kashmir by Indian security forces is unjustifiable, inexcusable and indefensible. The senseless shoot at sight by Indian army on peaceful demonstration resulted over 1,200 protesters injured. These are new killing fields of Kashmir – the Valley that was known as ‘Valley of Saints’ and ‘Paradise on Earth.’ Today this Valley has become the valley of death.
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07 7 16

Mosque opens doors to its Christian neighbors

During Ramadan, Bringing Community Together.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) VA Islamic Center welcomed the surrounding community on June 24 to participate in its traditional iftar meal to celebrate the month of Ramadan.
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07 5 16

Dealing With the Fitan (Tribulations) of Our Times

By Naeem Baig
As we end Ramadan of 2016 we are saddened with the parting of this great month. Muslims throughout the globe are deep in thought and intensified acts of worship as Ramadan culminates and Eid-ul Fitr dawns.
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06 22 16

Fair Chance Act: Meeting with Human Rights Commission

By Abdus-Salaam Musa
(ICNA Headquarters, New York) – The South East Queens Muslim Collective and the Islamic Circle of North America presented an event with the Human Rights Commission of New York City on the the Fair Chance Act.
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06 18 16

One America Campaign Launches at ICNA Convention

By Javeria Salman
(June 14, 2016, Washington D.C.) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) recently launched a new initiative “One America Campaign” to unite the Muslim American voice and encourage the Muslim community to get involved in civic engagement.
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06 17 16

Jamaica Muslims organize first Community Iftar at Park

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | June 15, 2016
QUEENS — Jamaica Muslim groups will host their first Community Iftar, or breaking of the fast, this Saturday at Rufus King Park in a bid to share the spirit of Ramadan with their neighbors.
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06 15 16

Billboards: Chicago Muslims respond to Orlando shooting

Chicago Muslims respond to Orlando shooting with billboard messages to dispel Islamophobia and educate about Islam.
Jun. 15, 2016 / PRZen / CHICAGO — Muslims of Chicago respond to the Orlando shooting by launching an educational campaign using a billboard to invite the public to learn about the true teachings of Islam.
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06 14 16

Speakers to community: come together, defeat hate with love

By Amy Bounds, Daily Camera, Boulder News
Boulder, Colorado – Members of the local LGBT community and their allies gathered in downtown Boulder on Sunday night to mourn and support the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
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06 14 16

A Joint Muslim Statement on the Carnage in Orlando

June 13, 2016. On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
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06 13 16

Area LGBT bar, Islamic Center help Orlando victims

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian
The shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, will have ramifications beyond the dozens of people who were killed or injured, and Cape Girardeau’s LGBTQ community members feel they and non-LGBTQ communities need to stand closer together.
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06 12 16

An American Farewell to the People’s Champ

By Rameez Abid, ICNA Council for Social Justice
(June 11, 2016, Louisville, KY) – Muslim leaders from all around the U.S. took part in the funeral service and memorial for Muhammad Ali on Thursday and Friday.
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06 12 16

Prayer Service for Ali Draws Thousands to hometown

By KEN BELSONJUNE 9, 2016, NY Times
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was well known as a world champion boxer, but Hussein Hamdani remembers him more for what he did out of the ring, especially his devotion to Islam.
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06 1 16

Unsettling Political Climate Galvanizes Muslims to Vote

By CAROL POGASH, JUNE 1, 2016, NY Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — After Friday Prayer at the Oakland Islamic Center, Mamoun Kund, a 51-year-old Sudanese-American, sat at a table and did something he had not done in the 11 years he has been a citizen — he registered to vote. Until recently, he had no interest, he said, but now “I hear talk about Muslims, Hispanics and women.”
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06 1 16

Fighting Islamophobia in most heartwarming way

By Sarah Harvard May 31, 2016
On Sunday, a group of Muslim volunteers took to the streets of Baltimore and handed out 700 “Mercy Bags” — kits filled with toiletries and other essential goods — to homeless and low-income residents and seniors.
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05 31 16

25,000 Muslim Americans gather to curb Islamophobia

May 30, 2016, AhlulBayt News Agency – Nearly 25,000 people, including Ismael Essa, gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center Saturday for a three-day conference.
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05 30 16

Muslims Meet in Baltimore to Dispel Myths

Sun 29 May 2016, BALTIMORE – Amid increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric in election campaign, a national American-Muslim organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore to dispel myths about Islam and Muslims.
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