CAIR Press Releases

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CAIR-MN Seeks Protection for Worshipers After New Vandalism of St. Cloud Mosque

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(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/17/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called for stepped-up police protection of Muslim worshipers in… Read more
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Dec 16, 2014 87

CAIR-MN Welcomes Federal Settlement of St. Anthony Islamic Center Rejection

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(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/16/2014) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed a federal agreement over the rejection of the planned… Read more
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Dec 16, 2014 106

CAIR Condemns Pakistan School Massacre

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/16/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, today condemned an attack on… Read more

CAIR Action Alerts

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Dec 17, 2014 44

Show Support for Eid Holidays at the East Brunswick School Board Meeting

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 12/17/2014) - On December 18, East Brunswick Public School's Board of Education is holding a meeting at 8 p.m. to decide on the 2015 - 2016 school calendar. Read more
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Dec 15, 2014 167

Demand Obama Administration Revise Guidelines Allowing 'Mapping' of Muslims,…

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Contact President Obama and Attorney General Holder to demand that the Department of Justice remove "Muslim and Hispanic carve-outs" from its updated Guidance Regarding the Use of… Read more
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Dec 11, 2014 132

Contact CAIR About U.S. Citizens Stranded in Gaza

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/11/14) -- The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) is urging the U.S. Department of State to take action… Read more

American Muslim News

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Dec 16, 2014 60

20 Years of Promoting Justice (Video)

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Alhamdulillah, CAIR is marking 20 years of unapologetic advocacy for justice and mutual understanding. This 6-minute video highlights our efforts on your behalf over the last two… Read more
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CAIR-NJ, ADC Ask East Brunswick School Board for Muslim Holiday

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Board will vote December 18 to decide if Muslim holidays will be placed on the 2015-2016 calendar (SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 12/16/2014 -- The New Jersey chapter for the Council on… Read more

CAIR in the News

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Dec 08, 2014 235

Video compilation of CAIR condemnations of ISIS terrorism

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A compilation of CAIR condemnations of ISIS terrorism and religious extremism. A few written examples: CAIR-OK Condemns Murder of Oklahoma Man by ISIS CAIR Condemns 'Barbaric… Read more
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CAIR-Minnesota Asks FBI to Stop Recruiting Informants in Mosques

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The head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS she would like the FBI to stop visiting Mosques to ask Muslims to spy on each other. Lori… 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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