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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
( – 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, | 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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09 21 16

Sept. 11 marked turning point for Muslims in America

By Tom Gjelten, NPR
Fifteen years after the attacks of Sept. 11, Americans have grown aware not only of the danger of terrorism but also of the reality that their nation is far less white, Christian and European than it used to be.
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09 12 16

Muslim leaders move to boost voters in their community

By BETH REINHARD, Wall Street Journal
MANASSAS, Va.—Corey Stewart had visited the Dar Al-Noor mosque many times as chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, but never as the leader of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Virginia.
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09 10 16

How Being Muslim In America Has Changed Since 9/11

For many Muslims, especially those born after Sept. 11, Islamophobia seems to be a fact of life.
Antonia Blumberg, The Huffington Post
The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 reverberated around the world long after that fateful morning.
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09 3 16

With Election Looming, Muslims Still Defining Platform

By Hena Zuberi, The Muslim Link
With less than three months left to Election 2016, the big question is what do American Muslims stand for? A platform with issues that Muslims can unite around and Muslim organizations can endorse and a plan of action was the result of the 2nd National Summit of American Muslim Leaders held in Sterling, Virginia on August 7, 2016 under the umbrella of the United State Council of Muslim Organizations.
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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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08 9 16

2nd National Summit of American Muslim Leaders

The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, held its 2016 2nd National Summit of American Muslim Leaders on Sunday August 7, 2016 at the Spring Hill Suites Marriott Hotel in Sterling, Virginia. More than 100 Muslim leaders from various states attended the event.
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07 26 16

ICNA Chicago Conducts Voter Registration Drive

(Chicago, IL – July 25) – The ICNA Chicago team conducted a voter registration drive under the USCMO’s One America Campaign during the three day Eid Fest held in Villa Park, Illinois from July 22nd through July 24th.
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