Islamic media is reporting that the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has expanded what is calls its “awareness campaign” to Mexico following its roll out in the US. According to an OnIslam report:
31 October 2013 SOMERSET, New Jersey – After notable success in the US, a leading Muslim organization has expanded its awareness campaign to Mexico to present an accurate image of Islam and create new opportunities for dialogue with a new community.
‘We should be ready to welcome them and have resources available to them to further their understanding,’ Nouman Ali Khan, a community leader participating in the one month tour of Mexico, was quoted as saying in a statement issued on Wednesday, October 30.
Under the title, the Hispanic WHY-ISLAM project, a new hotline was launched in Mexico to address curiosity from the growing Hispanic community through the use of Spanish medium.
Callers can access the bi-lingual (English and Spanish) toll free number, 877-WHY-ISLAM (949-47526), for any information or questions about Islam.
They can also request a free copy of The Quran with translations in English or Spanish.
The new project followed a one-month tour of Mexico for WHY-ISLAM volunteers and community leaders during the summer of 2013.
During the tour, volunteers conducted lectures about Islam and distributed Spanish literature and Qur’an.
The tour visited 5 regions of Mexico and was led by Nahela Morales, WHY-ISLAM Hispanic Outreach coordinator, based in Somerset NJ.
It emphasizes an effort to build bridges between the Hispanic and broader American communities and providing all individuals access to clear information on Islam, regardless of language barriers or socio-economic status.
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Our predecessor publication reported on prior similar ICNA campaigns.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and considered to be closely tied to the Jamaat-e-Islami organization of Southeast Asia, itself allied with the Global Muslim Brotherhood. ICNA is particularly close to the Muslim American Society and the two organizations have been holding joint conferences in recent years. Ashrafuzzaman Khan, an active leader of ICNA, was one of two individuals recently sentenced to death in absentia by a Bangladeshi court for war crimes committed during Bangladesh’s war of liberation in 1971.