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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 5 19
 

Joint Ramadan greeting by S. Californian Muslim Orgs

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
Southern California, CA (May 4, 2019) – The Southern California Chapter of The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) joined other organizations that represent the Muslims of Southern California, in issuing the first joint Ramadan greeting to the community.
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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 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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04 3 19
 

My Heart Shook In New Zealand

By Dr. Mohsin Ansari
 
One would imagine that a person would be dead-tired and ready to crash in his bed after a grueling, 36-hour journey from Christchurch, New Zealand to Washington, DC. And I will admit, that was the way I felt.
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03 22 19
 

U.S. Muslims join thousands in honoring NZ terror victims

(Christchurch, March 22, 2019) – Thousands of messages of love, support and solidarity keep pouring into New Zealand for the families of the victims of last week’s terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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03 18 19
 

ICNA’s message of hope & solidarity for U.S. Muslims

A Message of Hope and Solidarity from ICNA to the American Muslim Community
 
NEW YORK, NY (March 18, 2019) – The world woke up on Friday, March 15, 2019 to the horrific massacre unfolding in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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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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02 8 19
 

Joint Statement by Pope Francis & Mufti El-Tayeb

(WASHINGTON D.C., Feb. 8, 2019) ICNA Interfaith issued the following statement on the occasion of the joint statement by Pope Francis and Mufti El-Taeb:
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12 25 18
 

USCMO Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

(Chicago, IL) – On December 15, 2018, the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) celebrated its 5th Anniversary at the Chicago Marriot in Oak Brook, IL. The event commemorated USMCO’s 5 years of unity, collaboration and dedication to serve the American Muslim Community.
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09 29 18
 

ICNA CSJ Petitions Congress to Recognize Muslim Roots

(WASHINGTON D.C., September 29, 2018) – ICNA CSJ launches petition to ask Congress to recognize American Muslim roots. It requests the House to support H.Res 869 introduced by Rep. Judy Chu earlier this year.
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08 17 18
 

ICNA CSJ Congratulates Muslim Primary winners

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
WASHINGTON D.C. (Aug. 17, 2018) – The Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice congratulates Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Both of these Muslim women have just won their states’ Democratic primaries.
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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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06 26 18
 

ICNA denounces Muslim Ban, launches awareness campaign

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
WASHINGTON D.C. (June 26, 2018) – The Islamic Circle of North America today denounced the Supreme Court decision on upholding the Muslim Ban 3.0 and urged everyone to support ICNA CSJ’s campaign to recognize American Muslim roots.
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06 19 18
 

ICNA condemns separation of children & parents at border

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
WASHINGTON D.C. (June 19, 2018) – ICNA Council for Social Justice condemns the Trump Administration’s current policy of separating children from their parents crossing the southern border.
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06 8 18
 

Trump holds first iftar dinner of presidency

‘President Trump ultimately discovered that there is a Ramadan,’ American Muslim scholar tells Anadolu Agency
 
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted his first iftar dinner as president to mark the holy month of Ramadan amid tense relations with the American Muslim community.
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06 1 18
 

1500 “Missing” Immigrant Children: The Real Story & How You Can Help

By Neha Malik, ICNA CSJ Intern
 
If you’ve been paying attention to the news this week, it’s been quite the frenzy for immigration. Stories of missing children, families being ripped apart, and children being abused are being thrown around and its hard to know exactly where this all began.
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04 12 18
 

Kashmir: The Bone of Contention

All stakeholders need to understand that ultimately, the Kashmir issue will only be resolved through negotiations and talks between the governments of India, Pakistan and the indigenous Kashmiri leadership
 
By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, April 12, 2018
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04 2 18
 

Kashmir dispute an impediment to growth

Baltimore, April 02 (KMS): Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum, has said that the Kashmir dispute has an international dimension because it has the sanctity of the United Nations Charter and the United Nations Security Council resolutions and has become a big obstacle in the growth, peace and stability of both India and Pakistan.
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