CAIR Releases Toolkit to Help Muslims Introduce Anti-Islamophobia Resolutions in State Legislatures
(WASHINGTON, DC, 5/20/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and the Tennessee –based American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged attack yesterday on a Muslim woman in that state as a possible hate crime.
The Muslim woman, who wears on Islamic head scarf (hijab), said she was exiting off highway 840 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., when a white male in his 40s driving a white Chevrolet Silverado allegedly began spitting at her vehicle and then tried to run her off the road.
As the Muslim woman tried to avoid the man’s attack, he allegedly screamed “f**king terrorist” and other obscenities. When the Muslim woman got stuck in traffic while seeking to escape the assault, the attacker allegedly bumped his vehicle into that of the victim. He then got out of his vehicle and reportedly hit her window with his fists, while screaming “I will f**king kill you.” When the alleged victim told the attacker she was taking photographs of him, he fled the scene.
City of Murfreesboro police are investigating the incident. (Case 16-10043)
(WASHINGTON, .D.C, 5/19/2016) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences to the family and loved ones of diplomat and Arab-American community leader Dr. Clovis Maksoud, who died May 15 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., at the age of 90.
Maksoud served as the ambassador of the Arab League to the U.S. and the United Nations and helped found American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). He also founded the Center for the Study of the Global South at American University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Maksoud authored a number of books on Arab politics and identity, including “The Crisis of the Arab Left” and “The Arab Image. He was a passionate spokesperson for the Palestinian cause.
Dr. Maksoud’s funeral will be held today at Sts. Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Potomac, Md.
(ST. LOUIS, MO, 5/18/2016) – On Thursday, May 19, the Hacking Law Practice and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO) will hold a press conference announce the filing of a lawsuit against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of 13 area Muslims who have been waiting for years to become U.S. citizens
WHAT: Press Conference to Discuss Lawsuit Against USCIS
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm. - 12:45 pm.
WHERE: U.S. Federal Courthouse, 111 S. 10th St., St. Louis, MO 63102