ICSC Statement on Sri Lanka Easter Bombing

ICSC Statement on Sri Lanka Easter Bombing

CSC Grieves for Sri Lankan Christians Attacked on Easter.   Our hearts and souls are once again grief-stricken. The news of over 200 worshippers in Sri Lanka being slain as they engaged in prayer and remembrance of God for Easter gives us deep sorrow and sadness.   May God shower mercy on those killed, and...

ICSC Statement on New Zealand Terrorist Attack

ICSC Statement on New Zealand Terrorist Attack

It is with a heavy heart and soulful tears the Islamic Center of Southern California expresses its shock and utter disbelief at the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.    As of now, we know dozens of our brethren in faith have been massacred during the holiest period of the week, the Friday Jumma congregational...

Solidarity Circle in Response to the Tree of Life Synagogue Tragedy

ICSC   Assalamu Alaikum – Greetings of Peace     Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,   Last Saturday, the lives of 11 of our Jewish brothers and sisters were taken in a sheer act of domestic terrorism. Our Jewish friends and allies have stood with us time and again in tragedy and heartache. Let’s come together on Friday to unify...

ICSC Statement and Town Hall Meeting on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

ICSC Statement and Town Hall Meeting on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Yesterday’s announcement by President Trump to move our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem reverses nearly seventy years of national policy. It is yet another example of how our country has never been fair arbiter of peace and justice between the Palestinians and Israelis. Although President Trump’s announcement was more symbolic in nature than anything...

ICSC Responds to Hateful Tweet by President Trump

ICSC Responds to Hateful Tweet by President Trump

This morning, President Trump lowered the bar on his presidency once again, when he used his Twitter account to peddle fear and distrust toward millions of American Muslims, and 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide. Trump shared multiple anti-Muslim videos from Britain First, an ultranationalist far right, neofascist group whose leader was convicted last year of attacking a...

Terror, Justice and a Burden for U.S. Muslims

Terror, Justice and a Burden for U.S. Muslims

Two events have happened in the past 48 hours on the global scene that bear comment by the Islamic Center of Southern California.  The news overnight out of Egypt, of at least 235 Muslims being massacred by terrorists at a mosque in the Sinai region of that country marks yet another level of evil, a...

ICSC Condemns Anti-Jewish Rhetoric

ICSC Condemns Anti-Jewish Rhetoric

Recent news reports of two Imams in California (one in Davis, the other in Riverside) using anti-Jewish rhetoric in their weekly sermons is roundly condemned by the Islamic Center of Southern California.  There is no space – either in the spirit of Islam or in general human relations – for such language targeting another faith...

Palm Sunday Attacks Condemned

Palm Sunday Attacks Condemned

The barbaric attacks on Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday in Egypt claimed by the so-called “Islamic State” are utterly condemned by the Islamic Center of Southern California. We pray these innocent victims, our Christian brothers and sisters (and all innocent victims of terrorism no matter their faith) are accepted into the highest levels of paradise,...

Taking a Stand Against Anti-Semitism

Taking a Stand Against Anti-Semitism

The Islamic Center of Southern California expresses solidarity with our Jewish brethren in light of increased acts of vandalism and bomb threats made against Jewish community centers, cemeteries and synagogues here in Southern California and around the nation. Since January, more than 70 synagogues and Jewish community centers around the country have been targeted with...