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Nihad Awad
21 January 2016
Civil Rights
By Nihad Awad [Nihad Awad is national executive director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He may be contacted at: nawad@cair.com] A Christian professor at an Illinois college is now facing being fired by th...
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Zainab Chaudry
06 January 2016
Islamophobia
Youth Corner
By: Hannah Sharim, Age 17 A phobia is defined as an extreme or irrational fear of someone or something. Most people are afraid of spiders, small spaces, heights, or the dark. But phobia takes a new form when it comes to American Muslims. It’s 6:45 AM. I wake up at the sound of my alarm, which I snoo...
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Nihad Awad
10 November 2015
American Muslims
By Nihad Awad [Nihad Awad is national executive director of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He may be contacted at nawad@cair.com] President John F. Kennedy once said: "As we express our gratitud...
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This campaign was a product of CAIR's strategic approach to reshaping perceptions about Islam and Muslims. In 2005, a CAIR survey confirmed earlier findings that 60 percent of Americans are not knowledgeable about Islam. However, a significant percentage welcomed the opportunity to learn about Islam. Help us share the Quran with the American public. Sponsor a copy of the Quran for just $25.

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CAIR’s department to monitor and combat Islamophobia tracks sources and incidents of Islamophobia across the country, creates dossiers on prominent Islamophobes, and produces factsheets to debunk false information that has been spread about Islam.

campaign Journalists GuideIn 2007, CAIR launched a major initiative to help enhance understanding of Islam and Muslims in the news media.

Called "Beyond Stereotypes," the campaign centers around distribution of the publication American Muslims: A Journalist's Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims to editors, reporters, producers, and other journalists nationwide.