ICNA CSJ Participates in the 2016 Interfaith Leadership Summit in D.C.

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Today, ICNA CSJ participated in the annual D.C. Interfaith Leadership Summit hosted by Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFCMW). The event took place at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. from 1 P.M. – 7 P.M. According to the IFCMW website: “The purpose of this gathering is to provide a day of focused dialogue among young DC area leaders from a

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ICNA CSJ Commends President Obama’s Executive Order to Ban Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

Juvenile Confinement

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Council for Social Justice In a recent Washington Post op-ed, President Obama explained the reasoning behind his Executive Order to ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles stating: “Research suggests that solitary confinement has the potential to lead to devastating, lasting psychological consequences. It has been linked to depression, alienation, withdrawal, a

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ICNA Resolves to Continue Martin Luther King Struggle for Justice

MLK DAY

Source: ICNA.ORG Today as we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day we note that with increasing hateful rhetoric among certain political aspirants, racism continues to be entrenched in American society despite the work of Dr. King and others like him. In such an environment ICNA calls on all Americans to strive to erase the

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ICNA CSJ Participates in Close Guantanamo Rally At the White House

Rally

ICNA CSJ participated today in the close Guantanamo rally in front of the White House. Today marks the 14th anniversary of the first prisoners arriving at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The event was organized by Witness Against Torture, which works with various organizations in trying to shut down Guantanamo. The event was quite successful and many showed up despite

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ICNA Appalled at Trump’s Presidential Campaign Ad

Trump

Source: ICNA.ORG Islamic Circle of North America is appalled by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ad released today. Trump’s racist, bigoted politics of division will separate Americans rather than focusing on the immense challenges facing our nation. Muslim Americans are as deeply rooted in the United States as any other religious faith, and have been an integral part of our society.

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“Best of Neighbors” Campaign to Build Bridges by ICNA

Best of Neighbors

Source: ICNA.ORG Texas Muslims, along with the rest of the American Muslims, have witnessed an increase in Islamophobia in 2015 starting with the protest in Garland Community Center in January until the recent protest in front of one of the oldest mosques in DFW, Islamic Association of North Texas, just this past Saturday. To combat Islamophobia, ICNA Dallas has launched

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Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack against militants

Kenya

Source: BBC.COM A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants “to kill them together or leave them alone”, a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of

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U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Major Initiatives in Light of Recent Rise in Islamophobia

New Initiatives

Source: ICNA.ORG The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced major educational, outreach and civic empowerment initiatives to address growing Islamophobia in America and to enhance national security through the promotion of freedom and justice. Proposed USCMO initiatives include a drive to register one million voters prior to the 2016 presidential

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ICNA repulsed at some in the media attempting to link it to violence after San Bernardino

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Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America is repulsed at attempts by some in the media to link the suspects of the recent attacks in San Bernardino to the organization’s women’s division. Certain media sources reported that a certificate of appreciation from ICNA Sister’s Wing addressed to the mother of one of the suspects was found in the home

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