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06 9 20
 

ICNA’s Statement: American Muslims Demand Changes

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
NEW YORK, NY (June 9, 2020) – We at the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are deeply saddened by the state of structural racism and police brutality in our country.
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06 7 20
 

ICNA CSJ organizes one of the largest rallies in California

(June 6, 2020 | LOS ANGELES, Calif.) — Thousands joined a rally organized by ICNA Council for Social Justice, California Chapter (ICNA CSJ-CA) in Los Angeles today, against racism and police brutality.
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06 3 20
 

Black Lives Matter: ICNA CSJ Protest in Miami

By Bianca Padró Ocasio
 
On Sunday afternoon, about a hundred people, including some families pushing babies in strollers, showed up at the Torch of Friendship in downtown Miami, just a few steps away from the Bayfront Marketplace stores that were looted Saturday night.
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06 2 20
 

America’s Blue Plague: Police Violence Against Blacks

By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs
 
Some images are virtually impossible to expunge from our mind’s eye. Such is the case with the video of an African American man, George Floyd, begging for his life as a White Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, forcefully lodged his knee against his neck for at least five minutes resulting in Floyd’s death.
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05 30 20
 

Floyd Killing: Webinar, Petition, Rallies by ICNA CSJ

On Monday, May 25, thousands watched in horror as Houston native George Floyd’s took his last struggled breaths while his life was taken without any cause or concern by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department.
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03 30 20
 

CSJ co-hosts online solidarity vigil for Kabul Sikhs

(3/30/2020) ICNA Council for Social Justice today co-hosted an online Interfaith Solidarity Vigil for Kabul Sikhs. The vigil was joined by many community leaders, activists, social workers and well-known Afghan personalities from USA, Canada, Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
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11 11 19
 

Babri Masjid verdict: ICNA alarmed, urges restraint

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2019) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) today expressed alarm at the judgement passed by the Indian Supreme Court on the Babri Masjid case on November 9.
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09 26 19
 

Massive rally of over 20,000 at UN. CSJ leads coalition.

[NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 27, 2019] – The New York chapter of ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ-NY) and other human rights and social justice organizations joined a coalition of over 20,000 protesters in front of the United Nations building in New York City to oppose the Indian government’s renewed oppression of Kashmiris.
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09 11 19
 

Remembering Tariq Amanullah

(Sept. 11, 2019) – Tariq Amanullah went to work at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and simply never returned. He is often identified as an assistant vice president of Fiduciary Trust.
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09 11 19
 

17 years after 9/11, Muslims are still ‘presumed guilty’

by Aysha Khan, Religion News Service
 
When people ask Todd Green why Muslims don’t condemn terrorism — and they do ask, often — he has a quick response: “Have you ever Googled ‘Muslims condemning terrorism’?”
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09 11 19
 

The Impact of 9/11 on the Muslim Community

by Adem Carroll, The Message International
 
The September 11th terror attack had a complex emotional, social, and economic impact on the Muslim American community, and especially upon the extensive immigrant Arab, South Asian, and African Muslim populations of New York City.
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08 17 19
 

Rally for Kashmir in Los Angeles by ICNA CSJ

(LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2019) – ICNA Council for Social Justice-California today organized the country’s largest and one of the first rallies for Kashmir in Los Angeles in collaboration with other organizations to protest India’s recent moves in Kashmir.
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08 17 19
 

Show of Unity with Kashmir in Florida

Orlando, FL August 15, 2019 – Several American Muslim groups in Central Florida organized a demonstration themed Show of Unity past Saturday at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.
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08 17 19
 

ICNA CSJ at Kashmir Rally in Detroit, Mich.

(Detroit, Mich., August 15, 2019) – ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ) today organized a demonstration themed “Decolonize. Resist. Dignify. Stand with Kashmir.” in Detroit, Michigan.
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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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