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Combating Islamophobia: Church and Mosque Partner in Mission

Date: June 7, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

Source: Mount Vernon Gazette Nearly 100 members of the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC) and the northern Virginia chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA VA) came together in friendship and cooperation to address the growing issue of Islamophobia in American society at a meeting on Saturday, May 21, at the church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Over the …

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First Amendment: Make America safe again by rejecting Islamophobia

Date: May 13, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: GazetteXtra By Chris Haynes Two weeks ago, three men assaulted a 19-year-old American Muslim in Astoria, Queens. One suspect shouted “Arab” and punched the victim twice in the face. A second screamed “ISIS” and approached with a metal pipe. When a bystander appeared, the three suspects fled the scene. What’s especially alarming about this incident is how commonplace such …

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

Date: April 21, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

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

Date: March 29, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

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

Date: March 28, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

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 Demands Donald Trump Apologize for ‘Islam hates us’ Claim

Date: March 10, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, Press, Press,

ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) joined several other Muslim organizations today in the CAIR office in Washington, D.C. for a press conference to demand apology from Donald Trump for his ignorant remarks about Islam. Rameez Abid, Communications Director of ICNA CSJ, said: “Such statements have negative and sometimes violent consequences for millions of innocent Muslim Americans or even non-Muslims …

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

Date: December 22, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Press, Press,

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 Concerned Over Islamophobic Rhetoric

Date: November 23, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Press, Press,

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 …

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Trump crosses the Nazi line: Maybe Muslims should wear special ID badges

Date: November 19, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

Source: Donald Trump stuck a toe across the Nazi line Thursday morning in the ongoing hysteria over Muslim immigrants. The Republican presidential frontrunner refused to rule out requiring Muslims to carry special identification showing their faith — which the Third Reich required Jews to do with a yellow badge that resembled the Star of David. “We’re going to have …

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Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim Rallies Ended Up Inspiring Acts Of Love And Service

Date: October 12, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

Source: Huffington Post A loosely affiliated group of armed protestors organized anti-Muslim hate rallies across the country on Friday and Saturday. But instead of dividing the communities they targeted, news about the rallies strengthened bonds between interfaith allies and inspired numerous acts of community service around the U.S. Grassroots organizers behind the so-called “Global Rally For Humanity” used Facebook to encourage “fellow patriots” to protest Islam …