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Action Alert: Online Registration Now Available for CAIR’s 23rd Annual Banquet

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Past events have been sold out, no tickets are sold at the door -- so register TODAY to reserve your place

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/19/17) -- Registration for CAIR’s 23rd annual banquet on Saturday, October 28, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is now available online. In past years, the banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to reserve your place.

With the theme “Living Our Faith: Defending Freedom,” CAIR's 23rd Annual Banquet will feature a number of nationally-known speakers and awardees, including:

  • Imam Suhaib Webb, Islamic Scholar and Community Leader
  • Abdul El-Sayed, 2018 Candidate for Governor of Michigan
  • Deedra Abboud, 2018 Candidate for the U.S. Senate, Arizona
  • Azhar Azeez, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Banquet attendees will also be entertained by comedian Jeremy McLellan and will meet the winners of CAIR’s annual awards.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/banquet/

Individual tickets cost $65.

Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, can be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space in the program book is available for advertisements to reach all banquet attendees. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a sponsorship form.

CAIR-WA Community Alert: Be Aware of Fake ‘FBI’ Scam Calls

CAIR-WA has been receiving increased reports of individuals receiving calls from people falsely identifying themselves as representatives of various governmental organizations. These scam callers state they are from departments such as the ICE, FBI, IRS, the US Marshal, etc.

The intention of this scam is to scare and pressure those they've called into providing personal identification information, such as birthdays, emails, credit card numbers and social security numbers, which they can then use to steal their victim's identities.

Below are some common stories and questions that these scammers use. Be cautious of unsolicited calls and never provide personal data to these strangers over the phone.

*Scammers claim that your identity has been stolen and they must now verify your personal data over the phone. No governmental agency will request personal data over the phone.

*Scammers will claim they are with a law enforcement entity and you are in big trouble for breaking a law. They will state that you must pay a fine or law enforcement will show up at your door and arrest you. These calls can be exceptionally intimidating because these scammers can reroute the call so that it looks like the call is coming from your nearby FBI office. The scammer will most likely reference this by telling you to look up the number they are calling from as confirmation of their identity. The FBI will never ask for money over the phone- or hopefully ever.

*Scammers will claim to be representatives from the IRS. These scammers will claim that they've tried to reach you via certified mail and the letters were returned as undeliverable. They will claim that you owe some amount of money and that you must pay it immediately to not be arrested. The IRS will not request payment over the phone.

How to report specific scam attempts:

FBI Impersonation Call your local FBI field office In Washington, the Seattle Division: 206-622-0460 (select option 1)

IRS Impersonation Fill out the IRS Impersonation scam form on TIGTA's website: https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml

Marshal Impersonation Call your local U.S. Marshals Service field office In Washington: 206-370-8685

In addition, all types of fraud schemes and scams can always be reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): www.ic3.gov.

The following information is helpful to report:

Header information from email messages

Identifiers for the perpetrator (e.g., name, Web site, bank account, e-mail addresses)

Details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded

Actual and attempted loss amounts

Details about the government impersonation

Other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.

Learn about other common scams:

http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/frauds-from-a-to-z

Learn how to reduce your risk of being scammed:

http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/Internet_fraud

Below is the FBI's guidance on how to respond to these calls. This has been CAIR-WA's main resource thus far for referring scam victims to appropriate organizations for reporting:

https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/seattle/news/press-releases/wave-of-government-impersonation-scammers-target-washington-residents

 

CAIR Action Alert: Tell U.S. Senate ‘No Military Aid to Burma’ Because of Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

In response to the government of Burma's military campaign of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in that nation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all members of the public to contact their U.S. senators and urge support for Senate amendment 607 (SA 607) to S.1519 - National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, an amendment that would ensure the U.S. military does not provide any military-to-military assistance to the Government of Burma.

Bipartisan SA 607 is sponsored by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Cory Scott Gardner (R-CO).

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The United States government and military should not reward Burma’s genocidal violence against Rohingya Muslims by expanding its military-to-military engagement with Burma. The United Nations’ top human rights official Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein recently said that the Government of Burma was conducting a “cruel military operation” against Rohingya Muslims in Burma's Rakhine state, labeling it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

While the U.S. House version of the 2018 NDAA does not include an expansion of military-to-military assistance to the Government of Burma, section 1262 of S.1519 proposes to do so. SA 607 simply strikes that section is response to the Government of Burma military's targeting and ethnic cleansing of that state's Rohingya Muslim minority.

For more information, contact: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert S. McCaw, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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