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

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

ICNA Resolves to Continue Martin Luther King Struggle for Justice

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 … Read more ICNA Resolves to Continue Martin Luther King Struggle for Justice

ICNA Appalled at Trump’s Presidential Campaign Ad

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. … Read more ICNA Appalled at Trump’s Presidential Campaign Ad

“Best of Neighbors” Campaign to Build Bridges by ICNA

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 … Read more “Best of Neighbors” Campaign to Build Bridges by ICNA

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

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

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

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

ICNA appalled by the shootings in San Bernardino

Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America is appalled at today’s mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Our condolences and thoughts are with the families of the victims of this senseless shooting and we pray for the speedy recovery for those that are wounded. ​Once again we hope for peace and stability in our society … Read more ICNA appalled by the shootings in San Bernardino

ICNA Concerned Over Islamophobic Rhetoric

Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America ​is concerned by the rise of Islamophobic rhetoric coming from state governors across the country. Our nation was founded by refugees fleeing repressive regimes, and therefore we must stand with all people of conscience in rejecting this bigotry and welcoming Syrian refugees who are fleeing terrorists. ICNA calls on all elected officials … Read more ICNA Concerned Over Islamophobic Rhetoric

ICNA Horrified by the violent events in Paris

NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America ​is horrified by the series of events taking place in France. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, the first responders, and all of the people of France. The loss of innocent lives, especially on a mass scale is devastating to all people … Read more ICNA Horrified by the violent events in Paris

ICNA Condemns Terror Attacks in Turkey

The Islamic Circle of North America condemns the terrorist attacks in Ankara today that killed 86 people and wounded 186. ICNA stands with the people of Turkey during this difficult time and shares their sorrow and grief. ICNA also appeals to the Turkish authorities to take swift action in apprehending the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice. … Read more ICNA Condemns Terror Attacks in Turkey