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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 26 16

Why Six Flags turning away listener for ‘Muslim Day’ wasn’t unusual

By Dan Alexander, New Jersey 101.5
A New Jersey 101.5 listener told the station this week that when he and his family went to Six Flags Great Adventure Friday with season passes, they were stopped — told it was “Muslim Day” and they’d need to pay another $10 each to enter the park.
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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 20 16

USCMO applauds quick apprehension of terrorist

(Washington, D.C., 9/19/2016)- The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, applauds law enforcement for their quick apprehension of the perpetrator responsible for terror attacks in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.
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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 9 16

ICNA Demands Repealing of Efforts to Censor & Black-list

ICNA demands repealing of unconstitutional efforts to censor and black list citizens and businesses engaged in BDS against injustice.
NEW YORK, NY (Sept. 8, 2016) – The Islamic Circle of North America calls on the New York City Council to reject Resolution 1058 and the limitations it places on free speech and peaceful civil protests.
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09 6 16

Thousands Gather For Annual Islamic Society Convention

By Urvashi Verma
CHICAGO – Over the Labor Day Weekend from September 2- 5th more than 10,000 Muslims from across the nation gathered together for the 53rd Annual Islamic Society of North America’s Convention at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago Il.
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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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09 1 16

Back to school in Ozone Park

Although dozens of Bengali children may have been less than enthused to be heading back to school, they eagerly awaited their turn to receive a free backpack filled with supplies in Ozone Park Tuesday.
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