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ICNA’s Statement on the Detained American Muslims

12 10 09



JAMAICA, New York (December 10, 2009) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America offered its full support to federal law enforcement in the investigation of five American Muslims detained in Pakistan yesterday.

“Five American Muslims were taken into custody in Pakistan yesterday. The facts surrounding the detainment have not been fully disclosed, and numerous statements from law enforcement officials indicate that the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.”

“Extremism has no place in Islam, and ICNA works tirelessly to oppose extremist and violent ideology. We stand beside local and federal law enforcement and hope that this matter is resolved very soon.”

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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  • Joseph Karnowsky

    Thank you for standing up for your religion. It is about time someone take a stand against radicals who do not represent Islam. They have butchered your good religion.

  • Henry

    The Islamic Circle of North America (or ICNA) proclaims in writing its support for jihad, or holy war, against the “enemies of Islam”; its U.S.-based conferences and publications are replete with the need to support the terrorist regime of the Sudan and the need to support “Islamic movements” in which category they include Hamas and the Islamic Salvation Front among others. ICNA’s hatred of Jews is so fierce that it has taunted Jews with a repetition of what Hitler did to them.

  • Anas

    Check your facts, ICNA is a leading and the largest Muslim grassroots organization, and denounces terrorism and all sorts of evil and injustice.

    Great Press Release, Excellent work!

  • Azeem

    Hi Henry, I have been attending ICNA’s annual conference since 1994 and haven’t missed a year. I have never heard anything like what you are insinuating, not by a long shot.

  • US

    This is one of my favorite ICNA initiatives, becuase it fosters a tool to bring people of different faiths together in a tragic situation:

  • Zunair

    Henry, I’ve been going to ICNA for years and I never heard even once something inciting or hateful from them on any topic and especially not towards any groups of people. The only thing I’ve ever heard denouncement of terrorism and all kinds of prejudices. As with Azeem, I’ve been going to ICNa’s annual conference for many years now and I also have never heard anything of the sort.
    To quote Anas, Great Press Release ICNA, Excellent work!

  • Jim

    If you think that ICNA doesn’t preach violence, why don’t you check out the American values they are preaching in this story?

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