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CAIR-MN Welcomes 'Outpouring of Support' Following GOP Chair's Anti-Muslim…

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(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 11/26/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the "outpouring of support" from those who joined the… Read more
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Nov 26, 2014 18

CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Ferguson Church Arson

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/26/2014) - The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today… Read more
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Nov 25, 2014 69

CAIR Calls for National Action on Racism After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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Muslim civil rights group questions 'problematic' grand jury process (WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/25/2014) -- The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the… Read more

CAIR Action Alerts

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Nov 10, 2014 351

Contact Maryland School Board Before Eid Vote

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/10/14) -- CAIR is urging American Muslims and other people of conscience in Maryland to contact the Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Board of… Read more
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Oct 20, 2014 5796

Ask President Obama to Seek the Release of Mohamed Soltan, a U.S. Citizen in…

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Call on President Obama to help prevent the imminent death of Mohamed Soltan, an American citizen and pro-democracy activist detained in Egypt. Read more
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Action: Ask Wash. State Prayer Breakfast Organizers to Disinvite Islamophobe…

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Send an email (using the form below) urging Washington state prayer breakfast organizers to disinvite Jerry Boykin as a speaker, just as he was dropped from a similar event at… Read more

American Muslim News

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Nov 24, 2014 58

Sold-Out CAIR-San Diego Banquet a Great Success

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(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/23/14) -- More than 500 people turned out on Saturday for the 9th annual banquet of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San… Read more
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Nov 20, 2014 280

A note of thanks in the wake of the UAE's despicable action

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You may have heard that the United Arab Emirates recently released a list of organizations it deems as terrorists which, outrageously, included the Muslim American Society (MAS)… Read more

CAIR in the News

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Nov 10, 2014 490

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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Oct 30, 2014 697

CAIR Rep on MSNBC to Debate Disinviting Islamophobe Bill Maher from UC Berkeley

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Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Ibrahim Hooper, Communications Director of CAIR, debated Bill Maher's planned commencement… 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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