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ICNA to Congress: Re-auth Violence Against Women Act

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 11 12

Children Removed by ACS and Placed into Foster Care


By ICNA Relief staff


JAMAICA, New York (January 11, 2012) – A grave error in the system occurred when a widow’s four children as well as a grandchild were removed from her care and placed into foster care due to accusations of neglect by New York City’s Administration of Child Services (ACS).


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01 7 12

ICNA Coat Drive Provides Warmth Ahead of Winter


by Abu Saliha, Muslim Link


30 December 2011 – As Muslims we are encouraged to help our neighbors, whether they are Muslim or not. One of the projects initiated by the local ICNA-DC volunteers in conjunction with ICNA Relief and the Young Muslims this fall was a Winter Coat Drive.


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10 14 11

Muslim Relief Group Helps Irene Victims


By Sajjad Azhar, Urdu Times
Translated by Jehangir Khattak, Voices of NY


October 12, 2011, NJ – Many communities in New Jersey are still recovering from the damages caused by Hurricane Irene that struck states from North Carolina to Vermont on August 20. Wayne, a town in northeast New Jersey, is one such place where Anna Walker had been waiting for weeks for federal help to clean up her basement, which was flooded by water.


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09 27 11

Aftermath of Hurricane Irene: ICNA Relief in New Jersey


New Jersey (September 27, 2011) – Three weeks ago Hurricane Irene ripped across the eastern United States, battering states from North Carolina to Vermont and hitting parts of New York City and the tri-state area. As we watched these events unfold, ICNA Relief stepped in to offer assistance. Disaster relief services ranged from offering shelter to those whose homes has been damaged by the storm, to distributing food and water to communities.


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09 16 11

ICNA Relief Gives School Supplies to Native Americans

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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09 8 11

There Is No Anser Mehmood Here

A Narrative of Post-9/11 Injustice Edited by Alia Malek
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice, compiled and edited by Alia Malek. The book collects interviews with victims of civil rights abuses in the wake of 9/11.
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08 29 11

ICNA Provides School Supplies to Needy Children


Written by Salman Sheikh, Muslim Link Contributing Writer
Thursday, 25 August 2011


It is a fact that many kids come to the first week of school unprepared without any school supplies. And due to recent economically challenging times, buying school supplies and school bags for children can be a financial burden for many families.


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08 29 11

ICNA Relief: $100,000 for Hurricane Irene Victims

JAMAICA, New York (August 28, 2011) – The ICNA Relief Head Office unveiled a broad plan in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene today, that includes establishing a $100,000 Disaster Response Fund for families impacted by hurricane Irene.
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08 28 11

Islamic charity, with a Cape Verdean flavor

Back-to-school cookout fosters cultural dialogue


August 28, 2011|By Mary Carmichael, Globe Staff


All yesterday afternoon, people kept offering to get Malika Rushdan some lunch. After all, she was at a cookout.


“Sorry,’’ she told them again and again. “I’m fasting.’’


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08 27 11

Hurricane Irene: Be Prepared


ICNA Relief is setting up several points along the East Coast to support its disaster response efforts. More details are expected soon. Please be prepared using the following hurricane advisory:


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08 26 11

Protested Islamic group gives away 400 backpacks


By ERIC CARPENTER, 2011-08-23


ANAHEIM – Leaders of the Islamic relief organization that drew protests at a fundraiser in Yorba Linda last winter say they are using some of the money raised to give back to the local community during Ramadan.


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08 26 11

Islamic Society gives out packs


Aug. 20, 2011, Delaware


The Islamic Society of Delaware Saturday joined Muslim groups across the country in giving out backpacks “to help the community in this hard economy,” spokesman Ali Khan said.


More than 300 supply-loaded packs were given first-come, first-served while the quickly dwindling supply lasted at the society center at 28 Salem Church Road, Ogletown.


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ICNA Relief Receives Disaster Response Truck from APPNA

JAMAICA, New York (August 11, 2011) – In a press release issued today, ICNA Relief, a division of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), thanked APPNA (The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America) for their charitable contribution to the organization.
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08 10 11

Houston Muslims help needy families prepare for school


HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston-area Muslims are uniting this weekend to help needy families in the community get prepped for the start of the school year.


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08 10 11

Ramadan: Time of reflection, prayer, fasting


By Barb Randall


The Lake Oswego Review, Aug 4, 2011


Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan. They do not eat or drink from sunup to sundown. The foods pictured above would be commonly served in the evening meal.


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08 8 11

Generosidad del Ramadán toca a niños hispanos

Mezquita regala útiles escolares a decenas de niños hispanos de El Bronx
La generosidad es uno de los deberes del musulmán y más en el mes del ramadán. Cumpliendo con este pilar de su religión, jóvenes del MAS-UNY Bronx Muslim Center regalaron cerca de 350 mochilas con materiales escolares a estudiantes de El Bronx, en su mayoría hispanos.
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07 28 11

ICNA Relief to Give Away School Supplies Across U.S.

JAMAICA, New York (July 27, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America invites you to participate with ICNA Relief in its annual Back-2-School Giveaway, a project created to meet the needs of families across the United States.
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06 21 11

Support Joplin Relief Efforts – ICNA President


(JOPLIN, MO, 6/13/11) — While visiting tornado hit Joplin, Dr. Zahid Bukhari made an appeal to the American Muslim community to help fellow citizens in need by supporting ICNA Relief.


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05 25 11

Deadly Tornadoes Strike. ICNA Relief Provides Help.


JOPLIN, MO (May 25, 2011) – The deadliest single twister in the US since 1947 hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday. ICNA Relief’s disaster response team begins distributing truck load of basic supplies to the victims.


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