ICNA Participates in Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill


Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) joined other Muslim organizations on April 18, 2016 as part of Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The event is an annual project of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), whose mission is to open effective communication and coordination spectrum between all American Muslim organizations. This was the second year that the organizations met

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Thanks But No Thanks: Ted Cruz, Staff Refuse to Meet With Muslim Voters


Source: Sputnik News Republican US presidential candidate Ted Cruz, calling for security patrols of “Muslim neighborhoods,” has refused, along with his staff, to meet with those constituents he intends to police. On Monday, during National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, his Muslim constituents requested a meeting with the Senator and were refused. For weeks, Muslims, traveling from Texas, attempted

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Target increases minimum wage to $10 an hour – sources

The sign outside the Target store is seen in Arvada, Colorado January 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Source: Reuters.com Discount retailer Target Corp has started raising employee wages to a minimum of $10 an hour, its second hike in a year, pressured by a competitive job market and labor groups calling for higher wages at retail chains, sources said. Target management has informed store managers, who in turn have started informing employees about the wage hike and

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The Future of Race in America – Michelle Alexander


Source: TED.COM Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation swept across the nation, targeting Black and Brown communities. Of her arguments, the most compelling point underlines how mass incarceration disenfranchises criminals – even after they have served their sentences. For instance, convicted felons are subjected

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The world does not aid Africa – Africa aids the world!


Source: RisingAfrica.org Foreign developed nations often wax lyrical about their generous donations of aid to Africa. But a coalition of UK and African researchers has released research findings that illustrate how the continent actually loses over six times the amount it receives in aid. As we often watch wealthy countries heap on themselves and each other generous portions of praise

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Meet the Anti-Muslim Leaders Advising Donald Trump and Ted Cruz


Source: SPLC Following the attacks in Brussels on March 22, GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz issued a call for the United States to “immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al-Qaida or ISIS presence.” Surprisingly, he also called for a “need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”

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Islamophobia in the Wake of Terror Attacks


Source: Tri-County Sun Times The nonprofit organization recently released a survey suggesting the majority of Muslim voters identify as Democrats and over half plan on supporting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in the election. He added that, “Terrorism is never justified and all those commit these atrocities clearly ignore basic principles of Islam”. Increasingly, they’re taking the language to school.

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ICNA – Lahore terror attack are un-Islamic & cowardly


Source: ICNA.ORG In a press statement today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemned in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore that killed at least 67 people and injured more than 300 others. “These cowardly terrorist attacks on innocent people go directly against the teachings of Islam. “In the last few weeks

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USCMO condemns attacks in Belgium, Turkey, Mali


Source: ICNA.ORG The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations including ICNA, strongly condemns the heinous terror attacks that took place early this morning in Brussels, Belgium and left at least 30 innocent people dead and many more injured. Similar terror attacks took place most recently in Turkey and Mali and claimed

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