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JAMAICA, N.Y., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is pleased to announce launch of an awareness campaign about Islam in Orlando, Florida. The campaign is called "Why Islam" and is designed to create awareness and present an accurate message of Islam.


This is a collaborative effort by ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) in partnership with local charities including AMCC (American Muslim Community Centers), UMF (United Muslim Foundation) and Islamic Center of Orlando. The campaign consists of 29 billboards and latest web technology to drive traffic to its YouTube channel and website. ICNA also plans to advertise on AM Talk radio stations.

"Our goal is to reach out and start a dialogue with our fellow Americans. We see it as our responsibility to introduce our faith, Islam, and clarify any misconceptions about American Muslims." said Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of ICNA.

"We are happy to contribute towards this worthy cause to get accurate message about Islam to all Americans," said AMCC Chairman Atif Fareed. "Thanks to Allah and all the religious freedoms we enjoy living in the United States of America, American Muslims are able to freely practice their religion!"

Masuma Virji, Chairperson of United Muslim Foundation (UMF) said: "Islam has so much in common with Christianity and Judaism. UMF is excited to be a part of launching this project during the holiday season, to encourage everyone to call in and learn more about Islam or to get in touch with UMF for local informative presentations."

A direct call center is already in place to take phone calls to help the callers with the up to date information about Islam by calling 1 (877) Why – Islam (949-47526). For more information, please visit

About ICNA:

The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

About AMCC:
American Muslim Community Centers is an IRS approved 501C non-profit organization dedicated to representing the eternal truths of Islam to the broader community through positive contributions to the society at large. AMCC's vision is to be the anchor of a model community comprised of practicing Muslims with diverse backgrounds that are democratically governed, efficiently served, relating to one another with inclusiveness and tolerance, and interacting with neighbors in an
exemplary Islamic fashion. For that purpose, AMCC has established three
Community Centers in Central Florida. For more information please visit

About United Muslim Foundation

United Muslim Foundation (UMF) is a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and a recognized public charity based in the USA. UMF serves to Promote Unity, Education and Community Service. Our philosophy is to network with other charitable organizations and with Muslims of every sect, culture and race who seek to contribute to society. UMF extends solidarity to learning centers, groups and individuals who wish to work United to promote greater Islamic awareness and sensitivity, and create and encourage involvement in Community Service efforts. For more information please visit

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Executive Director
Islamic Circle of North America
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118

Media Contact: Naeem Baig, ICNA, (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102, [email protected]

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