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Friday, September 09, 2005

US Muslims Pledge $10m for Katrina Victims


A coalition of major American Islamic groups have formed a task force to coordinate humanitarian relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, pledging to raise $10 million for the effort.

"It is a national and Islamic obligation to assist one’s neighbors when they are in need," Sayyid Syeed, the secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), said in a press release e-mailed to IslamOnline.net.

"The American Muslim community pledges to do its part in helping those Americans, of all faiths, who suffered such great losses in lives and property."

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