The ICBN has members with national origins from Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkey, Palestine, South Africa, Egypt, Jordan and Fiji, in addition to the United States. There are European-Americans, black Americans, Arab-Americans, Asian-Americans and a number of members who remain citizens of other nations. Most of the adults are foreign-born. The center tries to keep itself moderate, [url=http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2006/11/07/life/doc4509aa882bdff220510154.txt]according[/url] to its president Numan Ahmed, in that it respects more than one viewpoint and cultural differences among local Muslims. He believes the center achieves its respect for diversity while remaining true to Koran teaching, which he says can be a uniting influence.