Archive for August, 2011

9/11 Anniversary: Civil and human rights groups commit to respect for diversity, safety and security

08/31/2011 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2011 – On a press conference call today, national civil rights, human rights, civil liberties, Muslim, Jewish, and South Asian groups, including the American Islamic Congress (AIC), introduced a statement […]

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The Washington Post: Seeking cooperation, but also after convictions

08/30/2011 | Nasser Weddady | News

Nasser Weddady, Civil Rights Outreach Director for AIC, spoke to the Post’s Jerry Markon in this article.    

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NPR: MLK Comic Book Helped Inspire Arab Spring

08/24/2011 | Egypt | News

Elliot Francis covers the resurgence of Martin Luther King’s message through a civil rights era comic book translated into Arabic and distributed in Egypt by AIC. Read More or Listen […]

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The Washington Post: Martin Luther King’s nonviolent civil rights efforts still inspire around the world

08/23/2011 | Egypt | News

In this article written during the celebration of the Martin Luther King Memorial on the Mall celebration, Emily Wax writes, “During the protests this spring in Egypt, a civil-rights-era comic book […]

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Zainab al-Suwaij discusses the translation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. comic book and the hope and inspiration the comic can carry for people in Middle Eastern countries, with AARP

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C.R.I.M.E. Report Issue #85

The C.R.I.M.E. Report is a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by AIC’s HAMSA initiative that supports the struggle for individual rights in the Middle East and aims to connect activists around the world. […]

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National Journal: Rep. John Lewis on Martin Luther King: A ‘Big Brother to Me’

08/15/2011 | News

Representative John Lewis shares his memories of Martin Luther King and his surprise in finding that the American Islamic Congress was spreading Dr. King’s message across the Middle East. Read […]

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Can Islam Be Reformed?

08/2/2011 | News | Zainab Al-Suwaij

Praeger, Dennis. “Can Islam Be Reformed?” Aina.org. Assyrian International News Agency, 2 Aug. 2011.

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