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12 23 16
 

ICNA CSJ welcomes dismantling of NSEERS

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Washington D.C. (Dec. 23, 2016) – ​ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) welcomes President Barack Obama’s ending of the National Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program. This post 9/11 registry program required certain people from 25 countries to register with the federal government and check in for follow-ups.
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12 16 16
 

Signs From God

Billboard evangelists are decorating America in their image — and 2016 was their biggest year yet. That’s probably not a good sign.
 
by Ann-Derrick Gaillot, Photography by Adam Pape
 
One sunny afternoon in June 2005, Jess Gollish was driving south down a Michigan highway when she suddenly lost control of her car. It was her 21st birthday and she was on her way to celebrate with friends.
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12 6 16
 

‘Get out of America’ climate: Billboards are the reaction

‘Get out of America’: Pro-Islam billboards in Dallas a reaction to political climate
 
Naomi Martin, Dallas News, 12/6
 
Driving down Dallas highways lately, you may have noticed an unusual billboard tucked among the more expected ones advertising Christian churches.
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11 29 16
 

Muslim women’s group fights xenophobic attacks

Following a wave of hateful anti-Muslim posters in the city, Islamic Circle of North America Sisters is inviting the city to learn about their religion
 
By Alex Boyd, Metro, Nov 28 2016
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11 25 16
 

We Are Standing Rock

America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans
 
By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs
 
On November 3, 2016, over 500 clergy and other religious and spiritual leaders answered the call to gather in a remote, impoverished, bleak-looking land that, by appearance and material conditions, could have passed for any non-Western country in the developing world.
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11 16 16
 

ICNA works with Amazon on ad showing interfaith relation

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NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 16, 2016) – In an era of division and disharmony, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is proud to have worked with Amazon, along with other faith-based organizations, on its ad for Amazon Prime. This ad goes beyond its objective of selling a product and highlights true friendship and caring, despite religious and racial backgrounds.
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11 13 16
 

Muslim-American Leaders React to Trump’s Election

By Stav Ziv, Newsweek
 
Leaders of Muslim-American communities and organizations congratulated Donald Trump, and implored the president-elect to change his tone and protect the rights of all Americans, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and live-streamed on the organization’s Facebook page.
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11 12 16
 

Trump presidency: Muslim community shudders

By Lisa Wangsness Globe Staff
 
Too distressed to focus in class Wednesday, Asaad Traina, a 25-year-old public health student at Harvard University, joined his friend Mahmoud Elrifai for lunch at the cafe in Boston’s largest mosque.
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11 10 16
 

After election, sorrow and fear among immigrants

By Maria Sacchetti and Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff
 
Milton Lopez opened his Everett market at 8 a.m. Wednesday, just like always, stacking the quesadillas, the fresh rolls, and the tamales for customers. But by mid-morning he was all alone, watching television with tears in his eyes.
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11 9 16
 

‘American Muslims Are Here to Stay,’ CAIR Tells Trump

By Patrick Goodenough
 
(CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations and other Muslim groups called on President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday to reach out to Muslims and other communities “impacted” by his campaign rhetoric.
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11 7 16
 

USA 2016 : Muslims GOTV, le guide du parfait électeur musulman américain

Rédigé par Samba Doucouré | Samedi 5 Novembre 2016
 
Les Etats-Unis s’apprête à élire leur nouveau président mardi 8 novembre. Chaque communauté s’organise de son côté pour influencer le résultat de l’élection et c’est le cas également pour les Américains de confession musulmane. Le Conseil des relations américano-islamiques (CAIR) a lancé, mardi 1er novembre, le site « Muslims Go To Vote », en français « Les musulmans vont voter ».
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11 7 16
 

Open Mosque to Promote Peace & Understanding

Islamic Society of North West Suburbs Hosts Mosque Open House to Help Promote Message of Peace and Understanding of Islam
 
IL, October 30, 2016: Islamic Society of North West Suburbs (ISNS) hosted an ‘Open Mosque Day’ on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at their facility in Rolling Meadows.
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11 5 16
 

1+ Million US Muslims Now Registered to Vote

By Masood Farivar, Voice of America
 
WASHINGTON — More than one million American Muslims have registered to vote in the November 8 U.S. elections, a record number that puts the community in a position to tip the race in states where they live in large numbers as polls show a tightening contest, Muslim advocates said on Wednesday.
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11 5 16
 

Muslims gearing up to vote: Rejecting anti-Islam talk

By Hannan Adely, northjersey.com | USA TODAY
 
When she heard the tale, told by the Republican nominee for president, that Gen. John Pershing shot dozens of Muslims during a century-old Philippines conflict with bullets dipped in pig’s blood, Kaity Assaf was so repulsed she personally registered up about 15 new Muslim voters on a recent Friday outside a local mosque.
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11 4 16
 

Khizr Khan’s mission to take down Donald Trump is working

American Muslims can expect a phone call soon from Khizr Khan. On Sunday (Nov. 6), he will remind them to get to the polls on voting day through a robo-call to 500,000 registered voters, organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group.
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11 3 16
 

Trump’s remarks spur father of slain Muslim soldier

Donald Trump’s Remarks Spur Father of Slain Muslim Soldier Deeper Into Election Campaign
 
Clinton backer Khzir Khan leads effort to get out the Muslim vote and bridge rift caused by GOP candidate’s views on immigrants from Islamic nations

 
By BETH REINHARD, Wall Street Journal
 
Khzir Khan isn’t finished talking about his son, the U.S. Constitution and the dangers of bigotry.
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10 12 16
 

Introducing America’s first National Open Mosque Day

Part of One America Campaign By USCMO
 
Since, September 11, 2001, the American Muslim community has gone through a journey of social roller coaster. Public opinion on Islam and Muslims is changing to more negative with each survey.
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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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09 28 16
 

How Many Muslims Will Vote In US Presidential Election?

Donald Trump Could Be Derailed By Record Turnout
 
By Jason Le Miere
 
Muslims make up just one percent of the United States population but they could yet have a significant impact on the outcome of November’s presidential election.
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09 25 16
 

US Elections 2016: American Muslims urged to vote

Call comes from Islamic societies after Saturday’s bombings threaten to worsen Islamophobia
 
By Melissa Sim, Washington
 
Holding up a sign for the voter registration table, Mr Jafar Iman, 72, a volunteer at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Centre, called out to fellow American Muslims.
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