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04 6 12

Texas Tornadoes – From the Diary of A Relief Worker

It was a long and tiring drive yesterday from Birmingham, Alabama to the state of Texas where we met volunteers at the Islamic Center of Irving in order to devise a coordinated Muslim response effort in the wake of recent tornadoes.
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04 5 12

Muslims Join Disaster Relief Efforts After Dallas Tornadoes

By Dina Malki
April 4, 2012 – Tribulations are surely a life reality, but it is the peoples’ reaction to such bad times and calamities that bring out the true value of our humanity and dignity. North Texans have a lot to be grateful for in the wake of the 15 devastating twisters that ripped through the area on Tuesday, miraculously without fatalities. Several tornadoes touched ground in Lancaster, Dallas, Arlington, and Forney smashing buildings, tossing tractor trailer trucks in the air, and forcing flying debris several miles away into cars, businesses, and homes.
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03 19 12

Jewish & Muslim Students Help Tornado Survivors


Jewish and Muslim Students Unite to Help Survivors of April 2011 Tornadoes

Posted by: Terry Monrad, Executive Officer, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
The recent deadly tornadoes are a harsh reminder of the terrible outbreak of storms from last April 2011, when at least 173 tornadoes, thunderstorms, and severe winds ripped through the south, killing more than 300 and causing widespread destruction throughout several states.
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02 7 12

ICNA Relief Disaster Response Team in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (February 7, 2012) – ICNA Relief USA is making progress in Birmingham, AL after a series of tornadoes recently tore through the region, destroying homes, cutting power and leaving hundreds injured in its wake.
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02 6 12

First American Muslim Mobile Clinic Begins Services

By Rida Fozi
With healthcare becoming less affordable across the country, thousands dream of quality medical care that won’t break the bank. When Al-Shifa Medical Center partnered with ICNA Relief to launch a mobile clinic in Southern California, that dream became a reality.
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02 5 12

ICNA Relief S. California Launches Mobile Clinic


ICNA Relief Southern California Launches Nation’s First Mobile Clinic Operated by Muslims

Anaheim, California (January 28, 2012) – ICNA Relief Southern California is extremely pleased to announce the opening of its mobile clinic in partnership with Al-Shifa Clinic, San Bernardino.
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02 3 12

New Mosque Set to Open in April in Alexandria, VA

By Rachel Leonard | January 20, 2012
The ICNA mosque is set to open in April. The ICNA Islamic Center will be located on Woodlawn Trail near Route 1, Alexandria, Virginia.
Construction at a new Route 1 mosque is on schedule to be completed and open by spring, a facility spokesman said.
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02 1 12

Update: Samina Khokhar Reunited with Children


Jamaica, NEW YORK (February 1, 2012)- ICNA Relief is extremely pleased to report that Samina Khokhar and her children have been reunited. The children were recently taken from their mother’s care after allegations of neglect from the Administration of Child Services (ACS).


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01 31 12

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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