Vandalism of the Islamic Center of Bloomington
In the early hours of October 18, 2021, the Islamic Center of Bloomington was vandalized. Footage from security cameras showed the suspect damaging picnic tables, destroying metal fencing, removing an HVAC unit from the wall, breaking playground toys, disabling a security camera and dumping trash cans. The cost of destruction is estimated at $5,000. Bloomington Police Department arrested the suspect on Thursday October 21, 2021. According to court records, the suspect has seven other charges.
IMAN Associates issued a statement condemning the vandalism and calling on Bloomington Police Department to investigate it as a hate crime. Alongside mosque leaders, the organization attended meetings with law enforcement and offered its support. Our Executive Director, Hiba Alami, spoke about the surge in hate crimes on WishTV and underscored that there is no place for hate in Indiana.
IMAN Associates Board of Directors' Election
IMAN Associates' first board of directors has been steering the organization in the right direction since its inception in 2017. Last month, we held our board of directors' election. While some directors renewed their tenure, the organization welcomed new board members. We are excited that the following directors will put their talent and expertise to work while guiding the organization:
- Syed Ali Saeed, President (renewed his tenure)
- Azher Khan, Vice-President (renewed his tenure)
- Mehnaz Qureshi, Treasurer & Secretary
- Mahmood Iqbal (renewed his tenure)
- Ahmad Rami Saltagi (renewed his tenure)
- Moein Khawaja
- Saimir Qalliu
- Sameer Habib
- Ahmad Mossa-Basha
We give our sincere thanks to the following members who committed themselves to serving the organization in the last 4 years:
- Judge David Shaheed
- Samia Alajlouni
- Adam Paarlberg
- Eyas Raddad
- Asif Ansari
Upcoming Event: General Body Meeting
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