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10 29 19
 

Chesterfield Clinic Connects with Underserved Community

By Gabrielle Harmon, October 28, 2019
 
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Volunteers with the Muslim Community Center of Chesterfield and ICNA Relief partnered to host a free clinic Sunday for people in need of healthcare.
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07 24 19
 

Muslims to help fill refugees’ back-to-school needs

By David Pendered
 
At a time DeKalb County’s school system expects students to have a home computer, a Muslim organization is leading an effort to give away to refugee children a back-to-school need that’s far more basic – backpacks, paper and pencils.
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05 27 19
 

Virginia prisons put obstacles to Ramadan observance

By Maryam Saleh, The Intercept, May 25 2019
 
FOR THE LAST three weeks, Muslims around the world have been observing the month of Ramadan by fasting from food and drink from dawn to sunset — a period of about 16 to 18 hours in the United States.
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05 13 19
 

Public invited to Syracuse Ramadan dinner

By James T. Mulder
 
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The third annual Syracuse Ramadan dinner will be held 7 p.m. Saturday at Syracuse University’s Manley Field House.
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04 27 19
 

Muslim woman poses in front of anti-Islam protesters

NBC News Staff, April 26, 2019 – A woman who inspired thousands with a photo of herself in a hijab, a wide smile on her face and two fingers raised in a peace sign in front of anti-Islam protesters said Thursday she wanted to “combat their hatred with kindness.”
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04 25 19
 

Viral Photo: When woman ‘smiled in the face of bigotry’

By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN
April 24, 2019 – Shaymaa Ismaa’eel was attending a conference of the Islamic Circle of North America in Washington DC on Sunday when she saw a group of protesters holding signs against the Muslim faith and the Prophet Muhammad.
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04 24 19
 

Muslim domestic violence survivors speaking out

By Bisma Parvez Apr. 24, 2019 – A few months ago, Verona Collection co-founder and international photographer, Lisa Vogl went public with an incredibly painful story on her Instagram about the domestic violence she faced while in her marriage.
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04 15 19
 

Islamic Program in Virginia Lifts Up Prison Inmates

April 14, 2019, Nilofar Mughal
 
The U.S. Constitution says every person has the right to exercise their religion, even prison inmates. Opportunities for religious assemblies and services are offered in U.S. prisons.
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03 13 19
 

Solitary Confinement Ban: VR tour helps religious groups

Religion News Service (RNS) — At a one-day conference on torture later this week, the Rev. Ron Stief, a United Church of Christ minister, will display his latest educational tool to dramatize what it’s like to live in solitary confinement.
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03 11 19
 

Muslim call center gets hate calls after Dallas billboard

By FOX4News.com Staff
 
Mar 07 2019, DALLAS – A Muslim call center has received about 200 hate calls in a week after a billboard was put up in Dallas to help clear negative stereotypes about hijabs and Muslim women.
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03 8 19
 

Billboard campaign in Dallas on Hijab misconceptions

By STELLA M. CHÃVEZ, Texas Public Radio
 
Ruman Sadiq says the current political climate has led to misperceptions of Muslim women. That’s why she hopes a new six-week billboard campaign will encourage people to call and ask questions about the hijab, or head scarf.
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02 13 19
 

‘An amazing, amazing example’: Morton Grove, IL

Morton Grove honors family that wrote note offering help during bitter cold
By Daniel I. Dorfman, Feb 19, 2019
 
A Morton Grove family who offered assistance and hospitality to their neighbors during the depths of the late January polar vortex received recognition for their efforts at the Feb. 11 village board meeting.
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02 12 19
 

Family honored for kindness during historic Chicago cold

February 11, 2019, by Patrick Elwood
 
MORTON GROVE, Ill. — A suburban family was honored Monday evening for their acts of kindness during the recent polar vortex in Chicago.
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02 12 19
 

Family honored for helping neighbors during storm

The Ahmeds said they want to shake misconceptions about Muslims.
Feb 11, 2019, Chicago, IL – If ever there were a good story to warm you up on a cold wintry night, Sabeel Ahmed and his family are living it.
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02 8 19
 

Chicago family in frozen neighborhood leaves notes offering help and friendship

By Benjamin Naughton, CNN, February 7, 2019
 
(CNN)Neighbors found unexpected warmth when they opened their front doors this week to the minus-14-degree wind chill in Morton Grove near Chicago. Handwritten notes left behind read: “My family and I are available if you need assistance in picking up groceries, medicine or removal of snow.”
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01 24 19
 

Muslims to give food, supplies to unpaid fed employees

Food and necessities now available for TSA agents and other workers impacted by the federal government shutdown at Logan International Airport.
 
By Nate Homan, Metro News
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09 12 18
 

Hurricane Florence evacuees begin pouring into Georgia

By Rosalind Bentley and Shelia Poole – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
Evacuees from North and South Carolina began arriving in Georgia on Tuesday, where they are planning to wait out the expected wrath of Hurricane Florence as it makes its way across both states and portions of Virginia.
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09 7 18
 

Indian Muslim Americans Alert on Anti-Muslim Conf.

Chicago (Sept. 6, 2018) – North American Indian Muslim Association (NAIMA) today urged all to contact the following speakers at the anti-Muslim and anti-Christian conference by right wing extremist Hindu organizations.
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07 18 18
 

Muslim charity kickstarts Back2school Giveaway

Queens, NY, July 18, 2018 – ICNA Relief, one of America’s largest Muslim charities, is launching its annual Back2School drive to raise and distribute thousands of free book bags and supplies, across a record 35 states and Puerto Rico, in more than 70 cities, over 30 days.
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06 29 18
 

US Muslim group chides SC decision on travel ban

by Associated Press of Pakistan, June 28, 2018
 
WASHINGTON – A US-based Muslim group on Wednesday criticized the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold a travel ban on Muslims to enter the US by President Trump, saying it was launching a new campaign to garner support for a proposed resolution which recognizes American Muslims’ contribution to the nation.
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