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03 7 17

ICNA CSJ Joins Faith Leaders to Condemn New Muslim Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2017 – Today, Rameez Abid, Communications Director of ICNA CSJ, stood with faith leaders in front of the White House to condemn the second version of President Trump’s fear based Executive Order (EO) targeting Muslim majority countries. The press conference was arranged by Faith in Public Life.
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03 7 17

Muslim Ban 2.0: ICNA Expresses Concerns

NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a grassroots organization of American Muslims, expresses concerns about the newly signed Executive order by President Trump, banning travel from 6 majority Muslim countries.
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02 9 17

Walkathon in support of refugees on Family Day

by Nouman Khalil, Feb 09, 2016, Mississauga News
Walk a couple of blocks in support of refugees coming to Canada. ICNA Canada’s Peel Chapter is hosting the Family Day Walkathon on Monday (Feb. 15) from 9.30 a.m. to noon at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.
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01 26 17

Trump’s Expected Refugee Ban: Draws Sharp Criticism

BY Ally Schweitzer, WAMU
Following up on proposals made during his election campaign, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would temporarily ban new visas and most refugees from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa.
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01 26 17

Muslim, Latino leaders announce collaboration

In wake of Trump presidency, Orange County Muslim, Latino community leaders announce collaboration
By DEEPA BHARATH / Orange County Register
ANAHEIM – Minutes after Donald J. Trump delivered his first address as President of the United States outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., a group of about 50 Muslim and Latino community organizers held a news conference outside Anaheim City Hall announcing a formal uniting of those groups to form The Muslim-Latino Collaborative.
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01 24 17

Inauguration Day: Islamic Group Launches Hotline

WASHINGTON – A leading North American Islamic organization kicked off a new justice helpline on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, January 20, to provide help and support to those who are targets of racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.
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01 24 17

Donald Trump becomes America’s 45th President

By Steve Bittenbender, Editor, Government Security News
Donald John Trump, a New York real estate developer and businessman, took the oath of office Friday afternoon and officially became the 45th President of the United States.
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01 17 17

Year of Anti-Muslim Vitriol: Brands Promote Inclusion

A Microsoft commercial, “Spread Harmony,” was one of several recent ads from major American brands that prominently featured everyday Muslims.
The gentle piano music starts as the doorbell chimes. A white-haired Christian pastor greets his friend, a Muslim imam, and the two converse and laugh over a cup of tea, wincing about their creaky knees as they prepare to part ways.
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12 23 16

ICNA CSJ welcomes dismantling of NSEERS

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

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
( – 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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