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Local news media occasionally features the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara.
Here are recent articles and videos either focusing on ISSB activities or composed by community members:

Santa Barbara County officially recognized April as National Arab American Heritage Month in Santa Barbara County!

Mukhtar Khan, cofounder of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara accepted the resolution recognizing the contributions of Arab Americans to American society on behalf of the community in April 2022.

Mr. Khan, a former Gaucho, founded the Muslim Student Association at UCSB and worked for decades to establish the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara in Goleta, one of the oldest Muslim communities in all of California.

This is a momentous step towards acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of the American landscape.

“SBC encourages all residents to celebrate the rich culture and many achievements that the Arab American Community contributes to American Society.”

authored by Ala’ Khan

New Islamic Center opens in Goleta after nearly two decades of planning.

New Islamic Center opens in Goleta after nearly two decades of planning – KEYT