(SAINT LOUIS, MO, 5/25/17) – The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed Resolution 32 by the Board of Aldermen that “recognizes Ramadan as a holy month and commits to creating a culture of respect in the City of St. Louis.”
In a statement, CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed said:
“We are proud of the Board of Aldermen and especially John Collins-Muhammad for unanimously passing this resolution. Recognizing the holy month of Ramadan, which thousands of St. Louis Muslims celebrate, is another positive step in building a culture of respect for all of St. Louis’ diverse communities.”
The resolution was passed by a unanimous decision by all members of the board. A Muslim delegation with representatives from CAIR-Missouri, the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, the Bosnian community, Muslim students, and Muslim-owned businesses was present to witness the historic resolution.
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 5/24/17) – On Thursday, May 25, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will join community partners at a news conference to express support for a safe learning environment for all students following the filing of a lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District’s plan to protect Muslim students from bullying.
WHAT: CAIR-San Diego, Community Partners to Support Safe Learning Environment for All Students
WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
WHERE: 7710 Balboa Ave, Suite 326, San Diego, CA 92111
(DALLAS, TX, 5/23/2017) -- The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called on Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree to reaffirm his commitment to equal justice for all county residents regardless of faith, ethnicity or national origin following revelation of an Islamophobic rant on his Facebook page.
On May 22, Sheriff Murphree posted a statement on Facebook filled with inaccurate and stereotypical claims apparently targeting all Muslims, not just the tiny minority who commit acts of violence.
Writing in reference to yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester, Sheriff Murphree wrote in part:
“This is what happens when you disarm your citizens. When you open your borders without the proper vetting. When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you. . .When you give up your city's and your neighborhoods to a religious ideology that says you must convert or die.”