Muslim Community Urged to Support Ramadan Radio Ads

Muslim Community Urged to Support Ramadan Radio Ads

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Your support is necessary for this important project. CAIR is asking the Muslim community to sponsor the Ramadan ads, which total over $15,000.

CAIR-LA invites the Muslim community (individuals, businesses, and Islamic centers) to help sponsor the Ramadan ads. A list of all sponsors will be announced to the community for recognition and appreciation at the end of Ramadan. Please help continue educating the larger community about the truth about Islam. Send your support today.

To donate contact CAIR-LA at 714-776-1847 or [email protected] or reply to this email.

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Ramadan Mubarak! Help CAIR Raise $1 Million During Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! Help CAIR Raise $1 Million During Ramadan

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/15/04) - Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), CAIR today
announced a fundraising campaign intended (inshallah) to raise $1 million
during Ramadan, the month of giving. The "$1 Million for Islam in Ramadan"
campaign is a nationwide effort to help CAIR continue its important work on
behalf of American Muslims.

As Muslims worldwide begin their fast, we would like to remind ourselves
and our community that giving charity during this month holds a special
significance in Islamic teachings. Whether your donation is $20, $20,000,
or $200,000, every dollar that you donate today will be used to help
empower and protect the American Muslim community.

We succeeded in raising $1 million last Ramadan because most people donated
whatever they could. Now the need is even more critical. Remember, scholars
say your donations to CAIR count as one of the ways to pay Zakat.


A recent CAIR survey indicated that as many as 1-in-4 Americans holds
anti-Muslim views. This has to change! And with the help of Allah and your
generous donation, it will. (CAIR's survey also demonstrated that bias
decreases when people have access to accurate information.)

Through our civil rights successes and continued community support, CAIR
has also become the primary source for national and international media
outlets seeking an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to Americans
of all faiths. Although we have had great success in the past, we now live
in a time that has become a defining moment for our future in America.

PAST DONATIONS helped CAIR achieve:

* More than 8,000 U.S. public libraries sponsored in CAIR's Library Project
at the cost of $150 each
* CAIR's "Not in the name of Islam" petition drive signed by more than
800,000 individuals and groups
* Thousands of American Muslims received free CAIR civil rights services
* The "Hate Hurts America" campaign designed to counter anti-Muslim hate on
talk radio
* CAIR television public service announcements (PSA) seen by millions
* Thousands of journalists given daily information on Islam and Muslims
through CAIR's e-mail media list, ISLAM-INFONET

FUTURE PROJECTS that your donation may help support:

* Production of short videos/DVDs about Islam
* TV and radio advertisements on Islam in mainstream media
* Newspaper advertisements on issues of concern to Muslims
* Distribution of accurate and objective books about Islam and Muslims
* Production and distribution of guides on Muslim religious practices
* Open houses, iftars, media and congressional briefings, seminars,
workshops, and other outreach events
* Increasing the number of CAIR staff attorneys who defend Muslim civil rights
* Increasing the number of interns CAIR is able to train
* Staff dedicated to voter registration in all 29 CAIR offices

Your support is needed now more then ever as we continue to enhance
understanding of Islam and protect the constitutional rights that are
guaranteed to all Americans.


1) Join thousands of others and be part of this campaign! Help us achieve
our goal of $1 million by the end of Ramadan.


You may also call 202-488-8787 or e-mail: [email protected]

2) Invite all of your friends, family and colleagues to contribute through
our website during Ramadan.

3) Invite CAIR representatives to raise funds in your area.


Support CAIR's $1 Million During Ramadan Campaign

Support CAIR's $1 Million During Ramadan Campaign

For the past 8 years, CAIR has issued a daily digest of information
relating to the American Muslim community. To help us continue offering
these free services, donate generously to the "$1 Million for Islam in
Ramadan" campaign at:

(NOTE: Scholars says CAIR is able to receive ZAKAT donations.)



Please, encourage your community to join CAIR's Sharing Ramadan campaign by
filling out the following form and e-mailing it to: [email protected] (or submitting it at


Once we receive the form back, the local events will be listed at
CAIR's web site.

Help Get Out Ohio's Muslim Vote

Help Get Out Ohio's Muslim Vote

(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/20/2004) – CAIR-Ohio is seeking volunteers for "Get Out
the Muslim Vote" election centers in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Those volunteers will staff phone banks in the election centers to call
eligible Muslim voters and urge them to go to the polls on November 2.

CAIR's election center in Columbus will also provide information about
voter registration, polling station locations and absentee ballots. Prior
to the election, CAIR-Ohio plans to issue a voter guide detailing the
candidates' stances on issues of importance to the Muslims. The Ohio
election centers are part of CAIR’s nationwide strategy to get out the
Muslim vote in key states.

"Ohio is a crucial battleground state in this election and every additional
Muslim voter at the polls helps strengthen the Islamic community’s voice in
the political process," said CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Jad Humeidan. He
said top Muslims concerns in this election include stemming the post-9/11
erosion of civil liberties and promoting a productive American foreign
policy toward the Islamic world.


Volunteer for a shift on a CAIR-Ohio phone bank by calling 614-451-3232 or
e-mailing [email protected].

CAIR-Ohio will be calling Muslim voters from its regional offices on the
following dates: (Phone scripts will be provided.)

Columbus (4700 Reed Road, Suite B)
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Cleveland (2999 Payne Ave., Suite 201)
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Cincinnati (2938 Vernon Place)
Tuesday, October 26 thru Friday, October 29, 5-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


California Professor Suggests Genocide Against Muslims

California Professor Suggests Genocide Against Muslims

(ANAHEIM, CA, 10/21/2004) - The Southern California office of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called the results of an
investigation into anti-Muslim remarks by a college professor who suggested
genocide against Muslims a "whitewash."

Imperial Valley College (IVC) in Imperial, Calif., failed to reprimand a
business management professor who suggested that "the only way to end
Islamic terrorism is to eliminate the Islamic religion."

Despite the offensive nature of the remarks, the college’s report
recommends little more than the professor "take more care in the future in
linking current events to course material."

Earlier this month, a student in the professor's class initially reported
to CAIR-LA that the professor said, "The only way to end the war on
terrorism is to kill all Muslims." When confronted by the student in class,
the professor allegedly disagreed with the student's statement that most
Muslims are good people and instead said the majority of Muslims are

The student, an attorney of the Hindu faith, says that after he challenged
the professor's bigoted statements, he was told to leave the class for
being "disrespectful."

CAIR requested in an October 8 letter to the college's president that an
investigation of the incident be launched and that appropriate actions be

Though IVC promised to organize sensitivity training, reinstated the
student in the class and the professor apologized for his "out of context"
remarks, CAIR-LA says the college did not adequately address the
seriousness of the incident. IVC's report even seemed to equate the
student's challenge to the offensive remarks with the comments themselves.

"We thank this courageous student for standing up for Islam and Muslims,"
said CAIR-LA Communications Director Sabiha Khan. "Unfortunately, Imperial
Valley College's decision to whitewash this incident sends the message that
suggesting genocide is acceptable on an American college campus."

Khan called on the college to publicly repudiate the professor's remarks
and, at a minimum, issue a formal reprimand.

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 29 offices nationwide and in Canada.

CONTACT: CAIR-LA: Sabiha Khan, 714-776-1847 or 714-390-0334


Contact Imperial Valley College and ask that they publicly repudiate the
professor's remark and issue a formal reprimand to the professor.


Dr. Paul Pai, Ed.D.
Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Road, Building 10
Imperial, CA 92251

Tel: 760.355.6219
Fax: 760.355.6461

E-MAIL: [email protected]
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