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Jul 22, 2014 25

CAIR-CA Launches Letter-Writing Campaign for Gaza at Ramadan Events

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Several thousand letters have already been signed by Muslims calling for end to killing in Gaza (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 7/22/2014) -– The California chapter of the Council on… Read more
Jul 22, 2014 39

CAIR Collects 1,000+ Letters Urging Md. Senators to Call for End to Killing in…

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(BALTIMORE, MD, 7/22/2014) -- The Maryland Outreach Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that it has collected more than 1,000 letters signed… Read more
Jul 21, 2014 156

CAIR-MI Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Attack on Muslim at Mall

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(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 7/21/14) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called on law enforcement authorities and public officials to… Read more

CAIR Action Alerts

Jul 16, 2014 621

CAIR Connects: Gaza

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This alert is provided to allow you an opportunity to communicate your concerns regarding the current crisis in Gaza to your elected officials. Read more
Jun 23, 2014 955

Police Called to Hate Event at Minnesota School After 'Mob' Harasses Muslim…

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Action Alert: Ask school to rescind approval of anti-Islam event due to safety concerns (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/23/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic… Read more

American Muslim News

Jul 22, 2014 14

HRW report: FBI encouraged, paid Muslims to plot attacks

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Agence France Presse The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said… Read more
Jul 21, 2014 60

Cincinnati Muslims Feed Homeless in Ramadan

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(CINCINNATI, 7/21/14) -- On July 20, 2014 the Cincinnati Muslim community, organized by CAIR-Cincinnati and other area Muslim organizations, worked to feed the homeless in the… Read more

CAIR in the News

Jul 11, 2014 149

Jewish advocate uses interfaith work to fight discrimination against Muslims

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Bucks County Courier Times, 7/11/14 By Rebecca Guterman Although it might seem unusual for a Jew to lead a Muslim organization, it was a natural next step for Jacob Bender. Read more
Jun 27, 2014 263

CAIR Joins 'Stand Against Spying Congressional Scorecard' Coalition

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Today CAIR joined a coalition of organizations from across the political spectrum in promoting the Congressional Scorecard to rate each member of Congress… 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"

"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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