Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA


By Imam Khalid Griggs “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention. After being nearly beaten to death in a Mississippi jail for simply trying to register to vote,

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McCain prepared to help Obama close Guantanamo


Source: CNN.COM An unlikely ally is offering a glimmer of hope that President Barack Obama can make good on his vow to close Guantanamo Bay before leaving office. Republican Sen. John McCain, a fierce critic of Obama’s foreign policy, is about to take the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. He says it’s still possible the war on

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ICNA Condemns Barbaric Attack on Peshawar School

peshawar attack

Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America severely condemns the senseless and brutal attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan which killed 141 individuals, 132 of them children, and injured 124 others. This is one of the deadliest attacks in Pakistan’ history. The Tehreek-e-Taliban was quick to claim responsibility for the horrifyingly inhumane act. “This is a despicable and

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Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag

Samir Naji

Source: CNN.COM I’ve heard that the Senate report on CIA torture is 6,000 pages long. My story, though, takes place elsewhere: in Guantanamo, away from the CIA program that the report covers. The 6,000 pages of the Senate report are just the start of what Americans have to accept happened in their name. It starts and ends in the silence

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U.S. Muslims to Hold First United Capitol Hill Advocacy Day‏


The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, today announced plans to host the first-of-its-kind National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015. Expected to draw hundreds of Muslim delegates from across the nation, this one-day event is open to representatives of all national, state

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ICNA Denounces Violent Murder of Christian Couple


Source: ICNA.ORG (NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 6, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America is clear to state its absolute condemnation of the vicious religiously motivated murder of Shahzad and five-month pregnant Shama Masih by violent mobs in a town close to Lahore, Pakistan. A co-worker at the kiln where the couple worked as bonded laborers accused Shama of

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Climate Change: Some Reflections – Naeem Baig

Climate Change

By Naeem Baig – Naeem M. Baig is the President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). He is also serving as the Executive Director of “ICNA Council For Social Justice”. Mr. Baig served as the Secretary General of the Islamic Circle of North America from 2000 to 2004, and later from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Baig served as the consultant

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What is the Muslim solution to climate change?


Source: Islam21c.com By Abdur-Raheem Green “Climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today—more serious even than the threat of terrorism.” This is according to Sir David Anthony King, the former Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Government and Head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007. The potential human suffering brought about

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The Race Gap in America’s Police Departments

Police Gap

Story Source: NY Times By JEREMY ASHKENAS and HAEYOUN PARK In hundreds of police departments across the country, the percentage of whites on the force is more than 30 percentage points higher than in the communities they serve, according to an analysis of a government survey of police departments. Minorities make up a quarter of police forces, according to the 2007

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