—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
LOS ANGELES, California (February 10, 2011) – ICNA Relief is pleased to announce its 2nd annual fund raising dinner at the Yorba Linda Community Center in Yorba Linda, CA this Sunday, February 13. The theme of the evening is “Our Responsibility towards Our Neighbors: An Islamic Perspective.”
Attendees will benefit from inspirational lectures from Imam Siraj Wahhaj and Imam Amir Abdel Malik, both of whom have played a strong and active role in addressing community issues. A portion of the funds will go to the Yorba Linda community to assist in programs like hunger prevention.
Right wing groups such as the Tea Party and “Act for America” plan to protest this dinner and have asked their members to pressure the City of Yorba Linda to cancel the event entirely. “Act for America” is infamous for its Islamophobic views—one of their most recent campaigns in Southern California involved an attempt to remove positive information about Islam from school textbooks. Both groups have cited speakers Imam Siraj Wahaj and Imam Amir Abdel Malik as well as ICNA as anti-American. ICNA Southern California requests the Muslim community to counter such hate mongering by attending and supporting ICNA Relief’s fund raising dinner which will be from 5:30 to 9:00 PM. RSVP today by sending an email to email@example.com or visiting http://icnasc.org/ir11.
ICNA Relief is a branch of the Islamic Circle of North America that provides local disaster relief and social services to under-served populations within the United States. Our many projects include women’s housing, hunger prevention, family counseling, medical aid, emergency financial support and funeral and burial assistance. For more information on ICNA Relief please visit http://icnarelief.org.
Like millions of people around the globe, ICNA’s leadership and members are processing the heartbreaking news of a 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks that wreaked havoc