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CAIR-Cleveland to Hold Civil Rights Banquet
FORMER COMMANDER OF ABU GHRAIB TO ADDRESS CAIR-OHIO BANQUET
(CLEVELAND, OH, 4/10/06) - On April 30, the Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OHIO) will hold its Fourth Annual Banquet and Fundraiser, with the theme "Upholding the Truth and Defending the Constitution."
Janis Karpinski, former US Army commanding general of Abu Ghraib, will be a keynote speaker. This is the first time the General has addressed an American Muslim audience.
Captain James Yee, former military Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, will discuss his highly acclaimed book For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire. Marc Rotenberg, president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C., will explain his organization's pioneering work to protect the privacy rights of ordinary Americans. EPIC is on the forefront of litigation regarding the NSA warrantless wiretapping program.
WHAT: CAIR-OHIO, Cleveland Office, 4th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser
WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Reception 4 - 5 p.m.)
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio
CAIR-OHIO President, Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, will speak on the challenges facing American Muslims and the need for perseverance during difficult times.
CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail: email@example.com; Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, 614-560-0272, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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Incitement: Islam Brings Misery, Backwardness – Mark Steyn
Mark Steyn, Western Standard, 4/10/06
I used to date a Muslim gal. Don't think I've ever mentioned that before. I was going to, once. It was a year or so after September 11, and the editor of the National Post was noting that some Muslim lobby group had just given me the Islamophobe-of-the-Month award for the umpteenth time. I was under the misapprehension that, if you win six months in a row, you get the Lincoln Town Car and two weeks in St. Lucia, but my boss seemed to think it less of an occasion for congratulation.
"I'm not Islamophobic," I protested. "I've dated Muslim women. I'm very partial," I added, lapsing into a modified bit of Brit vernacular, "to Islamototty."
"Under no circumstances are you to say that in print," he said sternly. ("Totty" is Britspeak for "hot babe" or "hot babes." The form can indicate singular or plural, as in "I went to a party at this duke's pad. Talk about your posh totty." Would have been nice in Austin Powers, but it may postdate Austin's sixties' heyday.) . . .
She was a residually observant Muslim, in the way that there are many Anglicans who go to church at Christmas and Easter and would still wish their children to be Christened and eventually married in church. Which makes her much more of a "moderate Muslim" than, say, Dr. Wafa Sultan, the Syrian-American psychiatrist from Los Angeles who, at great personal risk, took on some A-list Sunni scholar live on Al Jazeera the other week. Dr. Sultan was on splendid form, booting every one of Professor Jihad's points into touch, scoffing at the rationale behind the many Muslim "grievances," pointing out the backwardness and misery and oppression that attend the advance of Islam. (MORE)
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CAIR Employment Opportunities: Civil Rights Director/Staff Attorney/ Director of Development
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is seeking applications for the following positions:
CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTOR AND STAFF ATTORNEY: - TOP
The ideal candidate is a licensed attorney who has background and experience in the fields of civil rights, immigration, constitutional and employment law. Working knowledge of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (especially Title VII) and other constitutionally protected activities is required.
The candidate shall have good interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills. The candidate should have demonstrated familiarity with Westlaw and other legal search engines. Successful applicant shall also have good research and writing skills that are needed in the preparation of the annual Civil Rights report and other reports related to the department.
Qualifications: Law degree from an ABA accredited school required. Licensed to practice law (Virginia, Maryland and DC highly preferred) and 1-2 years experience in the area of civil rights/employment/immigration law highly recommended. Good interpersonal, communication skills and a team player. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - TOP
The successful candidate should be a motivated self initiator who can plan, develop, and maintain a comprehensive private and public sector development and fund-raising program that will actively raise funds for CAIR.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a creative, self-motivated, strategic thinker with ability to meet people with ease; ability to write and edit effectively; ability to communicate the written and spoken work with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary; good organizational skills, well disciplined, able to meet deadlines, self starter, able to work under pressure of many priorities and deadlines; ability to work well effectively with volunteers; thorough understanding of CAIR and its programs and projects, as well as regional and national markets; knowledge of marketing strategies and techniques; knowledge of long-range planning process; good managerial skills; Must have highly developed interpersonal skills. Minimum of four years experience including knowledge of Annual Giving, Capital Campaign, Foundation/Corporate solicitations, Deferred Giving, Communications and Special Events.
TO APPLY for either position: All those interested and eligible to work in US (Citizens or proper work visa holders) are encouraged to apply in confidence via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax 202 488 0833. No phone calls please. When applying via email please ensure to write the position title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
By Mail to
HR Department – CAIR
453 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington DC 20003
Salary Range: Based on skills and experience
CAIR is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent health and dental benefit for its full time employees.
CAIR-LA: FBI to Host Town Hall Meeting
FBI NEWS RELEASE: The FBI's Los Angeles Field Office, in partnership with members of the FBI's Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee in Los Angeles, is hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 8th, 2006, announced J. Stephen Tidwell, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles. The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Exposition Park Community Center, located at 3980 South Menlo Avenue in Los Angeles. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum wherein the FBI can address issues of public concern and answer questions posed by members of the community in an informal setting.
The Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee (MCAC) was formed to create an environment in which relationships are formed based on mutual respect and understanding, and through which dialogue is facilitated, between the community and the FBI. The FBI's responsibility in upholding the Constitution and civil rights of American citizens is better understood through the channels of communication that exist through organizations like the MCAC. MCAC, which will co-host the meeting, includes members from the following organizations:
* Bahai Faith- Beverly Hills Spiritual Assembly
* Muslim Public Affairs Council
* Council of Pakistan American Affairs
* Masjid Al-Fatiha of America
* Council on American Islamic Relations
* Maleki Foundation
* Free Muslims Coalition.
* Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation
* Inter Religious Federation for World Peace,
* Council of Pakistan-American Chamber of Commerce
* Iranian American Lawyers' Association,
* Pakistan-American Business Executives
* Islamic Society of Orange County,
* Shura Council of Southern California
* Islamic Center of Southern California
* Sikh Society
* LA County Sheriff's Advisory Council
* Syriac Orthodox Foundation
* LA Latino Muslim Association
* US COPTS Association
Action: Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform
(WASHINGTON, DC, 4/4/2006) - CAIR today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to urge their elected officials to support humane and comprehensive immigration reform.
Last year, the U.S. House passed legislation addressing security concerns only. The Senate will be voting on its own version of immigration legislation this week.
Effective reform will address security concerns while simultaneously reforming our nation's broken immigration system.
The following reforms should be included in any comprehensive immigration reform legislation:
* A path to citizenship for immigrants earned through working, paying taxes and learning English
* Measures that regulate wages and working conditions to protect workers from being exploited
* A way to keep families intact.
* Security measures that detect and exclude terrorists while respecting basic legal protections such as judicial review and uniform enforcement of laws
Any measures punishing religious leaders for humanitarian acts toward undocumented workers, such as providing food and water, should be excluded.
"Anti-immigrant bigotry and xenophobia should not be allowed to dominate this debate," said CAIR Government Affairs Director Corey Saylor. "America's laws should reflect our nation's humanitarian ideals and immigrant origins."
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:
1) Call your U.S. Senators and ask them to support immigration reform that addresses security concerns while simultaneously reforming our nation's broken immigration system.
TO CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, GO TO (Talking points and advice for making an effective call are provided at the website.): http://capwiz.com/cair/callalert/index.tt?alertid=8653051&type=CO