Local/World News

[In the Media] U.S. Muslims are not measured by the exemplary work of its mainstream

By: Editor

 The Washington Post yesterday published an op-ed by Jihad Turk, ICSC Spiritual Advisor and Dean and President of the Bayan Claremont graduate school, and MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati. In their article, the two prominent leaders talk about… Continue reading

“Muslim Students Feel Intimidated” according to UC Climate Survey

By: Maha Kamel

Students across University of California campuses enter college with hopes of starting one of the most important chapters in their lives, ready to not only receive a quality education but participate in University life and culture. For… Continue reading

Minority Rights in Muslim Countries Forum Recap

By: Shirin Nouh

On Sunday, April 15 at noon, the Muslim Public Affairs Council hosted a forum at the Islamic Center of Southern California entitled “Minority Rights in Muslim Countries: Majority Rule, NOT Majority Tyranny,”  where … Continue reading

[In the Media] Syrian-Americans skeptical new peace plan will succeed one year after uprising

By: Brenda Gazzar, 

American Dr. Saleh K. of La Crescenta, who asked that his last name not be used for fear of retaliation against relatives in Syria, says he s skeptical of the regime s acceptance of… Continue reading

ICSC sends its condolences to Alawadi Family, MPAC Urges DOJ to Monitor

By: Editor

The Islamic Center of Southern California would like to convey its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community of sister Shaima Alawadi, a local SoCal Muslim woman of Iraqi origin. Her brutal beating and murder appear to… Continue reading

Syria: Conflict or Civil War?

By: Dr. Saleh Kholaki


The Syrian people have suffered for an entire year at the hands of the Syrian regime while the world has spoken much, but done little to stop the violence. It is time for the US… Continue reading

New TLC Show “lifts the veil of these present day stereotypes”

By: Editor 

Following the lives of 5 Muslim families from Dearborn, Michigan, TLC delves into what it is like to be Muslim in America. TLC’s All American Muslim will air November 13th @ 10pm ET/PT. This new groundbreaking… Continue reading

ICNA: “Islamic teachings require respect of… the Constitution and the Bill of Rights”

By: Fiqh Council of North America 

Adopted in its General Body Meeting held in Virginia on September 24-25, 2011
On Being Faithful Muslims and Loyal Americans


Like other faith communities in the US and elsewhere, we see no… Continue reading

MLK Memorial Dedicated this Sunday

By: Haris Tarin, MPAC

Sunday, Oct. 16, the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, on the National Mall. The ceremonial dedication was delivered by President Barack Obama and other speakers, including prominent civil rights… Continue reading