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ICNA Announces Muslim Family Day 2010


07 21 10

 

 

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (July 21, 2010)- The Islamic Circle of North America is pleased to announce Muslim Family Day 2010, being held at Six Flags locations across the United States in celebration of Eid Al-Fitr.


Commemorated by Muslims around the globe, Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is determined by the lunar calendar and is expected to begin during the second week of August this year. Muslim Family Day 2010 will be held at the following locations:

  • Jackson, NJ (September 10)
  • Dallas, TX (September 12)
  • Chicago, IL (September 12)
  • Washington, DC (September 12)
  • Springfield, MA (September 18)
  • Los Angeles, CA (September 18)
  • San Francisco, CA (September 18)
  • Atlanta, GA (October 2)

Over the years, Muslim Family Day has become a staple in the American Muslim community. The event has attracted over 100,000 in the past two years alone. Muslim Family Day was first held in 2000 at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. The tragic events of September 11th, which resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives, also affected this event directly. Tariq Amanullah, the chief organizer of Muslim Family Day, worked on the 96th floor of World Trade Center, Tower 2, and was a victim of the attacks. Through its various endeavors, ICNA honors his memory of building bridges between communities. (Click here for more on Tariq)

“We hope the religious season will be spiritually enhancing for Muslims around the world and across the US. We also extend congratulations to our Jewish friends, who will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah the same weekend of Eid Al-Fitr,” said Naeem Baig, Vice President for Public Affairs.

 
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

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  • mike

    HOW DARE YOU HOLD A MUSLIM DAY..I HOPE YOU ALL LEAVE AMERICA. NO ONE TRUST YOU..AND YOU ARE NOT WANTED IN AMERICA..

  • abuAbdullah

    thanks ICNA for hosting Muslim Americans at Six Flags, we are looking forward to this beautiful family event.

  • Athar

    Inshah Allah,We’re going to attend this family event this year. Thank you ICNA for making this possible.

  • Naila

    Thank you ICNA. Hopefully by hearing about such things, people will stop judging and try to understand the peaceful Muslims.

  • AR

    Mike please take the opportunity to come get to know your fellow American and work togethr to build our country. We should be thankful for American Organization like ICNA for doing a family fun event and help our country with more business opportunity and share our values and culture with the rest of Americans.

  • muhammad

    America is one of the greatest nations, and the reason behind this is that it offers the freedom of religion, Mike. American values are not to spill hatred towards a single group of people, instead we are taught to embrace every culture and religious faith with the utmost respect and we must refrain from maligning a certain group of people which will make life difficult for them. As an AMERICAN who just happens to be Muslim I want to say the love, respect, and patriotism I, and most Muslims have for this country will never perish. May Allah Bless America for it is OUR Home. I would Like to congratulate ICNA for holding such a festive and beautiful event.

  • Irfan

    Why has San Antonio been excluded?

  • Tony Acosta

    I am very disappointed in 6 flags it is a slap in the face of all americans. I regret to say that i will never spend another dollar at six flags again!
    They will have to rely on there american killing patrons for support

  • Tony Acosta

    I just noticed your comments are being monitored how nice so i doubt any of my comments will ever make it

  • Rob

    If Islam is a religion of “Peace” how come you kill each other like there’s no tomorrow along with innocents?

  • DR

    You really need to take this some where else. Many of us Americans are now boycotting 6 Flags and will continue for the slap in the face of America since “family”day falls so close to the date of when your fellow Muslims ran planes into the Trade Centers, Pentagon and a field in PA. I will bet in 50 yrs, if you out breed Americans, freedom of religion will be a thing of the past and Shari Law will be instated over our Constitution. Death to infidels will be the chant of the muslim world.

  • Anonymous

    This makes me puke.They will be pushing for Sharia Law just like they are now in the UK.Its just around the corner.Stone women to death,beat women,mutilate women,behead non believers..,yeh thats a frickin peaceful religion.

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  • mike

    ‘Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July 2002, and in New York Sept 112001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

    Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in London , and in downtown Manhattan , and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

    Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

    And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

    I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11 and 7/7.

    I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan

    I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

    I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

    I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

    I’ll care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

    In the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

    I don’t care.

    When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:

    I don’t care.

    When I hear that a prisoner – who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and ‘fed special food’ that is paid for by my taxes – is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

    I don’t care.

    And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’ Well, believe me!! you guessed it ……

    I don’t care!!

  • mike

    AR SAID “Mike please take the opportunity to come get to know your fellow American and work togethr to build our country. We should be thankful for American Organization like ICNA for doing a family fun event and help our country with more business opportunity and share our values and culture with the rest of Americans.”

    AR, EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM AND MUSLIMS I LEARNED ON 911..TAKE YOUR FAITH YOUR ALLAH AND GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA.

  • Debbie

    Yes Ahria Law is very peaceful……other than the stoning of women who look at other men, and the brutal surgeries to young women to keep them from enjoying sex. Let’s see…..
    Muslim men send their women and children to blow up the enemy (proof the men who do this are very week), they don’t have to worry about pleasing their wives sexually (that’s not manhood), and they bury a female in the ground up to her breast and stone her to death for adultry or less (horrific and spineless). So I ask….why are these weak, spineless male muslims superior to women and children…..I just don’t get it. And if the Muslim religion is so peaceful, why don’t they clean up their faith by ousting the extremist. And when is Christian Day at Six Flags????

  • Kathy

    I’m with Mike!!! Get out and stay out!

  • Carl, USMC (Ret.)

    Mike, Debbie & Kathy, do you see the irony of your respective diatribes?
    It appears you have a perspective on this event that might be considered “limited”. This perspective is also employed by single issue fringe groups with a similar interest in transforming their agenda into a Universal Law; Al-Queda, for example.
    Your understanding of the theology you deride falls far short of supporting the opinions you express. You may want to brush up on the three main Abrahamic religions. There’s a chance you might find the objective of each faith is the same with a just a few changes in how to achieve it.
    Oh, and this may be the ultimate irony, this website allows you to post your diatribe even though they may not support your opinion. Seems they understand the value of the 1st Amendment in the Bill of Rights. By the way, that is a fundamental American concept.
    Might I suggest you use the full range of internet resources to evaluate your perspective before posting that perspective. Doing so you will mitigate the chance of causing embarrassment to the rest of the American community…..and to yourselves.

  • Suzanne

    I agree with Kathy, Mike and Debbie! A Muslim Day????? Are you kidding?????
    Let the muslims come out and condemn their fanatics that persecute and torture the “infidels”! I see very little of that. I won’t be anywhere near any of those locations on those “celebratory” days. Hey, what about a Protesant, Catholic or Jewish Celebratory day?

  • Saad

    To all those who are crying here about muslim day and want Protesant, Catholic or Jewish day, go ahead and organize one. No one is stopping you from it???

  • HeyZ

    Tea Bagger Bigots are coming out of woodwork over Muslim families enjoying a day out.

  • http://00 troy

    hey, mike no body cares about your **** if you don’t try to under stand. you need to think out of the box once and for all!! if you can’t you should go back to your fore fathers land(BRITAIN) if you can’t , i don’t care GO TO ****!!!

    (* Edited for obscenity by the Website)

  • Zonera

    I am sorry to hear that you (Kathy, Mike, Debbie, Suzanne) do not like the idea of us Muslims organizing an event. But if you look at the history of America, you will see that this country is based on religious freedom (for the most part). What happened to that? Wasn’t the constitution made so that people of different backgrounds and religions could enjoy the same freedoms? Americans today are not just white Christians. Americans are from all races and backgrounds. It is useless to punish the whole group for one person’s mistakes which i am sure you are aware of. Millions of people in America are going around killing their children and innocent people, yet you refuse to cry out against them. I hope one day you will open your mind to other religions and are more accepting of them. Thank You ICNA for this wonderful event. I will definitely be attending.

  • Tami

    Wow! All this hate. I know lots of muslims in America (including my husband) and I have never encountered any of these ridiculous things (female mutilation, subservience, stoning, terrorism). This is America and I think that it is laughable how the behavior of terrorist groups can be generalizable to American mainstream Islam. Muslims have been in America since before Europeans and they kept coming through slavery and migration to this day, yet modern terrorist behavior is attributed to a ‘bad group’ similar to how African, Italian, Japanese, German, Russian, Irish, and Latinos have been treated at some time in our history . Ridiculous! I will be at Muslim Day with my husband and children and I hope patriotic non-muslim ‘Americans’ respect my right to freely do as I please. Hopefully the hatred will stop.

  • Ibrahim

    Great!!! I have been enjoying these yearly festivities for the past 7 years. I hope there’s a Muslim day for the next 500 years. Dumb bigots and their idiotic comments can’t stop me from going.

  • Frank

    Shame on Six Flags for having a SPECIAL day Each Year for these Sharia Law-Murdering Religionists.. Hopefully JUST ONCE a COASTER SENDS MANY OF THEM TO HELL Where they’re destined….Near 9/11 is an even Bigger Slap in our Country that was founded as a Judeo Christian Nation… The Islam Religion Allows LIES as being Acceptable in their Stupid Ungodly Religion of Hate and Murder. The Muslims talk of U.S. Religious Tollerance yet in their Countries Christians would be Murdered for exercising Christian or any other religion here. These fools are Hypocritical Devils from Hell. Sorry I couldn’t be Harsher but I must exercise a little decorum.

  • http://www.worldchildrenschoir.org Sondra Harnes

    I am disgusted by the remarks made against Muslim Day celebrations at Six Flags. I am a 62 year old Christian woman. I am ashamed of the hatred expressed by people who probably call themselves Christians. It’s appalling. People who feel such hatred in their hearts will answer to God on the Day of Judgement.

  • AR

    Mike- I could just as easily say the following but these are not things I believe in to stoop to your (and feloow tea party/ Fox newsers)level:

    Everything I ever wanted to know about christiantity was taught to me by Hitler

    Everything I ever wanted to know about judaism I learned from Shatilla/ Sabra camps in Lebanon

    Everything I ever wanted to know about Hindus I learned from Kashmir

    Everything I ever wanted to know about white people I learned during the days of segregation

    Everything I ever wanted to know about black people I learned from that the black panthers

    Let’s face……we ALL have a few idiots amongst us- are YOU intelligent enough not to label an entire people because of actions of a few?

  • AYESHA

    It looks like Frank has a closed set of mind with limited knowledge of his own faith and others. One shouldn’t comment on other religions when he has insufficient knowledge.

    Other then that every religion or culture of people have their looney tunes. That doesnt mean we take the whole religion to be bad.

  • http://ali.com ALI

    This is specially for people who showed their hatred

    1) You definetly are educated and you must make note that ISLAM and MUSLIM are two different words that have different meanings. ISLAM is reamined uncahnged since 1400yrs and will remain same until the day of judgement. Do not show your hatredness without reading or knowing the meaning of ISLAM.

    Coming back to MUSLIM. This is tied to individual human being and I agree they are some good and bad. MUSLIM individual being bad doesnt mean that ISLAM is bad.

    Murdering Religionists, 9/11 – and many comments.

    Lets answer simple question here.
    1) Which is the country that has advanced technology to kill humans in war? Well we all know the answer. Then do you point fingures at govt or their religion?

    2) Which is the country that used the most bombs since human origin in temrs of weight or disaster like atom bombs? Then do you point fingures at govt or their religion?

    3) Which is the country that spends most money in annual budget to develop and maintain human killing technoogy?

    4) Which is the country that makes most money by selling human killing technoogy?