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Islamic Center of America

History The Islamic Center of America traces its history to the 1950s, when a dedicated group of young Lebanese Americans worked with Imam Mohammad Jawad Chirri to establish Michigan’s first, purpose-built Shi`a mosque. The congregation’s original house of worship was dedicated on Joy Road in Detroit in 1963. The Islamic Center has thrived over the [...]

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The Arab American News: CAIR-MI welcomes decision on center targeted by anti-Muslim campaign

CAIR-MI welcomes decision on center targeted by anti-Muslim campaign SOUTHFIELD — The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) this week welcomed a decision of the Farmington School Board to grant approval for the sale of a closed school to be used as an Islamic educational and activity center, despite an anti-Muslim campaign [...]

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Detroit Free Press: Christian missionaries take on Muslims, Catholics at Arab International Festival

BY NIRAJ WARIKOO A young Muslim girl broke down in tears after passing by a group of Christian missionaries who continued to yell insults Saturday at Muslims and others during the Arab International Festival in Dearborn. The missionaries are also now targeting Catholics. “She’s crying because of what they said,” said the father of the [...]

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The Arab American News: ICA raises funds, honors men for exemplary community leadership

Islamic Center of America raises funds, honors men for exemplary community leadership DEARBORN — Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad and Joe Nahhas, the man who went to police immediately after overhearing a discussion on a planned explosion at the Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn, were both honored at the ICA’s spring fundraising dinner [...]

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The Arab American News: Dearborn rejects extremism

Jury finds Jones a threat to peace Interfaith community stands in solidarity with Muslims Jones released on $1 bond, barred from mosque for 3 years DEARBORN — Highly controversial Gainesville, Florida Pastor Terry Jones’ announcement last month of plans to visit the city to protest in front of the Islamic Center of America against what [...]

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Amaney Jamal and Sally Howell featured on Bloggingheads.tv

Amaney Jamal and Sally Howell were recently featured on Bloggingheads.tv. The video feature, Values Added: Two Hearings on American Muslims, addresses the following topics: Is being anti-Islam now a GOP litmus test? Will “Obama is a secret Muslim” make a comeback? Wary relationship between Obama and American Muslims Downside and upside of the King hearings Alienating [...]

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Muslim Voices: Q&A with Andrew Shryock on Islamophobia/Islamophilia

A lot has been written about islamophobia — the fear of Muslims and Islam. Less about islamophilia — the admiration, and sometimes idealization, of Islam and Muslim life. These two concepts — islamophobia and islamophilia — help create a discourse that locks Muslims into either being “good” or “bad.” There’s no room to simply be [...]

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David Crumm – Read The Spirit

Sally Howell and the BIID Exhibit was featured by David Crumm on the Read The Spirit blog: HERE’S AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE of the kind of program you’ll find unfolding in many places across the U.S. these days. It’s called “Building Islam in Detroit,” a traveling exhibition of colorful photographs and short, educational texts explaining how [...]

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A peep into rich history of Islam in Detroit – Daily Times

The BIID Exhibit was featured by Saadia Khalid for the Daily Times: ISLAMABAD: Depicting the history of Muslims’ arrival in Detroit and their settlement there, an exhibition of photographs titled ‘Building Islam in Detroit’ started at the National Art Gallery (NAG) here on Friday. Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) organised the exhibition in [...]

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