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I’m on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones

Date: May 13, 2016 | Categories: Global Injustice, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: By Malik Jalal I am in the strange position of knowing that I am on the ‘Kill List’. I know this because I have been told, and I know because I have been targeted for death over and over again. Four times missiles have been fired at me. I am extraordinarily fortunate to be alive. I don’t want …

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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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ICNA – Lahore terror attack are un-Islamic & cowardly

Date: March 28, 2016 | Categories: Global Injustice, Press, Press,

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

Date: March 24, 2016 | Categories: Global Injustice, Press, Press,

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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Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack against militants

Date: December 22, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

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

Date: December 6, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Press, Press,

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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Former Drone Pilots to Obama: Civilian Killings Driving ‘Terrorism, Instability’

Date: November 19, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: Four former U.S. Air Force drone operators issued a public letter on Wednesday warning that the United States’ ongoing targeted killing program “is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world.” The letter (pdf), addressed to U.S. President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and CIA Chief John Brennan accuses the administration …

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ICNA Horrified by the violent events in Paris

Date: November 14, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, Press, Press,

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 …

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Grand jury indicts 15 on gang terrorism charges for parading Confederate flags through black child’s party

Date: October 13, 2015 | Categories: News, News, Structural Racism,

Source: Rawstory A grand jury in Douglas County, Georgia handed down indictments for 15 members of a pro-Confederate flag group that crashed a black child’s birthday party and harassed attendees in July. According to Atlanta’s Fox 5 News, Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner announced the indictments on Monday against members of a pro-Confederate organization called Respect the Flag. Fortner …

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ICNA Condemns Terror Attacks in Turkey

Date: October 11, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, Press, Press,

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. …