CAIR-OK to Seek Protection for Muslims After GOP Rep.'s Incitement to Violence

CAIR-OK to Seek Protection for Muslims After GOP Rep.'s Incitement to Violence

State Rep. John Bennett says Islam 'is a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out"

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CAIR-NY Recommends Safety Precautions After Muslim Family Attacked by Ex-Marine

CAIR-NY Recommends Safety Precautions After Muslim Family Attacked by Ex-Marine

In second such attack, assailant yells 'What are you doing in my neighborhood? Get out, Arab'

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CAIR to Present CODEPINK with 'Community Organization of Year Award'

CAIR to Present CODEPINK with 'Community Organization of Year Award'

On September 27, CAIR will present CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, with its "Community Organization of…

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CAIR-NY Calls for Extension of Zadroga Act to Continue Care for 9/11 First Responders

CAIR-NY Calls for Extension of Zadroga Act to Continue Care for 9/11 First Responders

CAIR-New York is calling on Congress to extend the Zadroga Act, which provides funding for medical care of "9/11" first…

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CAIR-OK to Seek Protection for Muslims After GOP Rep.'s Incitement to Violence

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State Rep. John Bennett says Islam 'is a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out" (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 9/16/14) -- On Wednesday, September 17, the Oklahoma chapter of the… Read more
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CAIR Applauds FIBA Decision to Drop Basketball Hijab Ban

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/16/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded a decision by the Switzerland-based International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to… Read more
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CAIR Asks DOJ to Protect Arizona Muslims' Civil Rights

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Law enforcement, prosecutors to be trained by conspiracy theorist John Guandolo who claims CIA director is 'secret Muslim,' Arizona Muslim leaders are Muslim Brotherhood members… Read more

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CAIR Opens Nominations for 'American Muslim of the Year' Award

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CAIR ACTION ALERT #734: CAIR Opens Nominations for 'American Muslim of the Year' Award Award to be presented at CAIR's 20th annual banquet recognizes achievements and… Read more
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Increase in San Diego FBI Visits Prompts Reminder of Legal Rights

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(SAN DIEGO, CA, 8/18/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations - San Diego (CAIR-San Diego) today issued an advisory reminding community members of their legal… Read more
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CAIR Asks Imams to Devote Sermons to Racial Equality in Response to Missouri…

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/11/14) -- CAIR today called on imams (prayer leaders) nationwide to devote at least a portion of their khutbas (sermons) for tomorrow's weekly congregational… Read more

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CAIR-OK Co-Sponsors 'Building Bridges for Peace' On 9/11 Film Screening,…

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(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 9/11/2014) - - This evening, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will co-sponsor an event on the anniversary of 9/11 to… Read more
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CAIR to Present CODEPINK with 'Community Organization of Year Award'

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/9/14) -- On September 27, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will present CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice… Read more

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Republican activists denounce leader's anti-Muslim remarks

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Steve Long, Red Dirt Report EDMOND, Okla. -- As you might be well aware, State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) made some hateful comments about Muslim Americans, stating that we… Read more
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Minnesota city sued for rejecting Islamic center

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By Andy Rathbun, Pioneer Press The U.S. government sued the city of St. Anthony on Wednesday for alleged religious discrimination over its rejection of a proposed Islamic center… Read more

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Muslims Welcome Pentagon Report on Boykin's Speeches

 

A prominent national Islamic civil rights and
advocacy group today welcomed a Department of Defense (DoD) report that
says speeches made by a top general who claimed Muslims worship an "idol"
violated Pentagon rules and warrant "corrective action."

Last fall, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR) asked that disciplinary action be taken against Lt. Gen. William G.
Boykin, whose views came under scrutiny when media reports revealed that in
a public discussion of his efforts to capture a Muslim Somali warlord, he
said, "I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God
and his was an idol." The Pentagon launched an internal investigation into
the propriety of the general's public speeches.

The final report from the DoD's Office of the Inspector General found that
Boykin's speaking activities violated military regulations because he
failed to clear the content of his speeches, failed to issue required
disclaimers and failed to report a travel payment from a non-government
source. The report recommends that "appropriate corrective action" be taken
by the military.

SEE: "U.S. General Violated Rules with 'Satan' Speeches"
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6013543

"We welcome the Pentagon's report and urge that any disciplinary action be
commensurate with its findings," said CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim
Hooper. "General Boykin is free to hold whatever views he wishes, no matter
how stereotypical or inaccurate. But he should not use his position of
respect in our nation's military to promote those views."

Hooper repeated a recommendation made by CAIR last year that Boykin, a top
intelligence officer in the war on terror, be reassigned to a position in
which he will not be able to harm America's image in the Muslim world. He
also said that the findings of the investigation could have mitigated some
damage to America's international image had they been released earlier.

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 28 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.

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CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:[email protected]

 

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