CAIR Asks Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz to Drop Appearance at Event Featuring Hate Group Leader

CAIR Asks Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz to Drop Appearance at Event Featuring Hate Group Leader

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CAIR Renews Appeals for US Muslim's Release, Return from Iran

CAIR Renews Appeals for US Muslim's Release, Return from Iran

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Registration Opens for CAIR's 1st Maryland Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium

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CAIR Asks Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz to Drop Appearance at Event Featuring…

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(Washington, D.C., 3/24/15) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Sen. Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate, to cancel his scheduled appearance at a… Read more
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National Muslim Groups Call on Jeb Bush to Drop Anti-Muslim Activist as PAC…

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/23/15) -- A coalition of leading American Muslim civil liberties, human rights, faith, and cultural organizations sent a letter today to former Florida… Read more
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CAIR Again Calls on Obama to 'Act Without Delay' After Massacres in Syria,…

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Muslim group says violence attributed to Assad regime, ISIS threaten regional stability (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/20/15) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today… Read more

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Ask Tennessee Reps to Oppose No-Go Zone Bill

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If you live in Tennessee, please contact your state representatives and ask them to oppose HB 1141 and SB 1040, which would vilify the state's Muslim community by directing the… Read more
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Ask Mississippi Governor to Veto Anti-Foreign Law Bill

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If you live in Mississippi, please contact Governor Phil Bryant and ask him to veto HB 177, an bill intended to stigmatize Muslims that would ban on state court consideration of… Read more
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Ask South Carolina Reps to Reject Unconstitutional Bill

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CAIR is calling on South Carolina residents to contact their elected representatives in the South Carolina General Assembly to reject an unconstitutional, anti-Muslim bill whose… Read more

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CAIR to Co-Sponsor Film Screening, Anti-Islamophobia Program at Md. College

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(Washington, D.C., 3/13/15) – On April 2, 2015, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) will co-sponsor a screening of The… Read more
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(SACRAMENTO, CA, 3/6/15) - On Sunday, March 8, the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) will join The Crossing Church of Natomas at an… Read more

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CAIR Asks Tennessee Legislature to Drop Anti-Muslim 'No-Go Zone' Bill

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(WASHINGTON, DC, 3/3/15) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it is calling on the… 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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