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...

Expressing Gratitude for New Friendships

Expressing Gratitude for New Friendships

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, approximately 100 members of the Islamic Center of Southern California joined 200 or so congregants of First united Methodist Church (Pasadena) for a day of worship, learning and joyous celebration. Hearts were opened and the tone was set as Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy began the morning with a recitation and...

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...