CAIR Press Releases

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Nov 21, 2014 48

CAIR-WA Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Muslim Cemetery

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(SEATTLE, WA, 11/21/14) -- The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism… Read more
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Nov 21, 2014 47

CAIR Says President's Executive Action on Immigration is 'Praiseworthy' First…

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/21/2014) - 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 20, 2014 81

CAIR-Cincinnati Announces 'Mutually-Agreeable' Settlement with DHL Global Mail…

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(CINCINNATI, 11/20/14) – The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) today announced that a settlement has been reached with DHL Global… Read more

CAIR Action Alerts

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Nov 10, 2014 289

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 5705

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 20, 2014 114

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
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Nov 13, 2014 76

CAIR Video Calls Out Fox News' Faux 'Condemn Islamic Extremism' Challenge to…

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/13/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today issued a public video… Read more

CAIR in the News

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Nov 10, 2014 387

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 594

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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