(SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/29/16) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assembly member Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.”
WHAT: Presentation of HR 59, to Recognize August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month
WHEN: Program begins at 11:30 a.m.; Resolution Presentation, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Program – Capitol Room 2163; Resolution Presentation – Assembly Floor
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/29/16) - The Maryland Outreach Department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a proclamation of solidarity with Montgomery County Muslims issued earlier this month after a rise in hate crimes and anti-Muslim rhetoric nationwide.
Signed by County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Nancy Floreen, the document reaffirms the county's support for its Muslim communities and its commitment to celebrating diversity. Elected leaders assured county Muslims that they are respected and valued members of society, and that "xenophobia and misbehavior" will not be tolerated.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/29/2016) - On Saturday, July 30, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a “Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic” at the Dar Al Farooq Center in Bloomington, Minn.
The CAIR-MN clinic will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, housing and employment. Volunteer attorneys and law students will provide intake and advice to clinic participants.
WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Dar Al Farooq Center, 8201 Park Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota
"Many people have legal issues they need to address, but don’t have access to attorneys," said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow. "This free legal clinic will enable participants to talk to a lawyer about their legal problems without having to worry about the cost."
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/20/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged attack on a Nebraska man by an assailant who reportedly shouted “ISIS” and obscenities at the victim.
The Indian immigrant, who is not Muslim, said he suffered a fractured nose, split lip and a bruised calf after being punched repeatedly. Prior to the assault, the alleged attacker accused the victim of being a “terrorist.” The attacker reportedly shouted: “ISIS (expletive). Get out of my country.”
“We urge law enforcement authorities to investigate this attack as a hate crime and for public officials to repudiate the growing Islamophobia in our society that inevitably leads to violence and discrimination targeting American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
He noted that the Islamic Center of Omaha has been targeted by vandals a number of times in recent months.