Law enforcement training to be offered by anti-Islam conspiracy theorist John Guandolo who falsely claims U.S. mosques are ‘organizing for armed confrontation with law enforcement’
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/25/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Arizona Police Association (APA) to cancel a scheduled training event to be offered next month by notorious Islamophobe and anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist John Guandolo, who falsely claims U.S. mosques are planning armed attacks on law enforcement authorities and churches.
CAIR says Guandolo is putting local Muslim communities at risk by making the false claim recently that, “Mosques/Islamic Centers are organizing for armed confrontation with law enforcement, shoring up physical defenses where they see likely confrontation and increasing their pre-attack surveillances of churches and other targets.”
SEE: Guandolo’s Quote
He also recently bizarrely claimed that when a Delaware Imam (Islamic religious leader) touched his nose during the pledge of allegiance before a legislative session, that was part of “civilizational jihad” by American Muslims.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/24/17) – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it has filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on the government’s attempt to remove a block placed on President Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban” by a federal judge in Hawaii.
The amicus brief urges the Ninth Circuit Court to adopt the ruling in Sarsour v Trump, which recognized that:
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/24/17) – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day should serve as a reminder of the evil of bigotry and injustice.
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“On this Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), we are reminded that the evil that inspired the tragic murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocents during World War II is alive today in the form of growing bigotry targeting minority groups in this country and worldwide.
“This day marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis, and it should also remind us of the never-ending struggle against injustice and oppression.”
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.
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/21/17) - On Monday, April 24, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will host its 6th annual “Muslim Day at the Capitol” (MDAC) in Sacramento, with more than 700 participants expected to attend.
CAIR-California and allies will also hold an 11 a.m. press conference highlighting the program’s legislative priorities.
WHAT: 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol - “Action Trumps Fear”
WHEN: Monday, April 24th, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Press Conference at 11 a.m.)
WHO: 700+ Muslims from Across California
WHERE: Grand Ballroom, 1215 J St. and California State Capitol Building