Eid ul-Adha Mubarak 1433/2012

Everyone at ISNA wishes you a blessed and happy Eid ul-Adha! While we celebrate and fulfill our obligations to God, let us remember and act to help all those suffering across the world. May the meat we sacrifice and distribute to the poor go a long way in easing not only their hunger but also strengthen our belief and...

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Shoulder-to-Shoulder Holds Interfaith Press Conference Respond to Subway Ads

On Monday, the American Freedom Defense Institute, an anti-Muslim organization, sponsored ads in several DC metropolitan subway stations that described the world as being divided into the “civilized man” and the “savage,” and called on people to “defeat jihad.”  The same ads were previously...

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ISNA Denounces Attempted Murder of Malala Yousufzai

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) condemns the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year old activist for girls’ education in Pakistan.  Reports indicate that the perpetrators were Taliban militants, and calls on the Pakistani government to swiftly bring these perpetrators to justice.  The Fiqh Council of North...

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The Growing Christian Movement Pushing Back Against Islamophobia

ISNA’s partner, Sojourner’s working to counter Islamophobia amongst Christians. A bold direction. by Amy Sullivan (The New Republic) The loudest Christians making waves about Islam for much of this year have not been terribly, well, Christian. There have been the protests against plans to build mosques in places...

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Hanging with The Muslims

There is a tiny group of individuals who come to the ISNA Convention out of bad intentions, to try and paint Muslim Americans as a radical community, but the vast majority of American citizens from all faith backgrounds come to ISNA out of good intentions; to spend time and learn about their neighbors and friends. Steven...

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Iman Shati & Ayfer Abed Aljabar: It’s More than Refugee Resettlement

It is often noted, to the point where it now seems cliche, that the news media is driven to report sensational articles and give weight to negative stories because “what bleeds, reads.” Such reporting leads to an unequal balance that creates a perception of reality that is severely skewed, often reinforcing...

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Michigan Students Fight Florida Pastor’s Anti-Muslim Attacks

Jones and his cronies will be protesting what they’re calling “Muslim gangs” at of Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn, Michigan this morning.

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Counter Ads: Jews and Christians Strike Back

By ASHWAQ MASOODI, New York Times Updated, 6:47 p.m. | Striking back against an anti-jihad advertisement in the subways widely perceived as anti-Muslim, two religious groups – one Jewish, one Christian – are taking out subway ads of their own to urge tolerance. Rabbis for Human Rights – North America and the...

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