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Help Get Out Ohio's Muslim Vote

Help Get Out Ohio's Muslim Vote

(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/20/2004) – CAIR-Ohio is seeking volunteers for "Get Out
the Muslim Vote" election centers in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Those volunteers will staff phone banks in the election centers to call
eligible Muslim voters and urge them to go to the polls on November 2.

CAIR's election center in Columbus will also provide information about
voter registration, polling station locations and absentee ballots. Prior
to the election, CAIR-Ohio plans to issue a voter guide detailing the
candidates' stances on issues of importance to the Muslims. The Ohio
election centers are part of CAIR’s nationwide strategy to get out the
Muslim vote in key states.

"Ohio is a crucial battleground state in this election and every additional
Muslim voter at the polls helps strengthen the Islamic community’s voice in
the political process," said CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Jad Humeidan. He
said top Muslims concerns in this election include stemming the post-9/11
erosion of civil liberties and promoting a productive American foreign
policy toward the Islamic world.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:

Volunteer for a shift on a CAIR-Ohio phone bank by calling 614-451-3232 or
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CAIR-Ohio will be calling Muslim voters from its regional offices on the
following dates: (Phone scripts will be provided.)

Columbus (4700 Reed Road, Suite B)
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Cleveland (2999 Payne Ave., Suite 201)
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Cincinnati (2938 Vernon Place)
Tuesday, October 26 thru Friday, October 29, 5-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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California Professor Suggests Genocide Against Muslims

California Professor Suggests Genocide Against Muslims

(ANAHEIM, CA, 10/21/2004) - The Southern California office of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called the results of an
investigation into anti-Muslim remarks by a college professor who suggested
genocide against Muslims a "whitewash."

Imperial Valley College (IVC) in Imperial, Calif., failed to reprimand a
business management professor who suggested that "the only way to end
Islamic terrorism is to eliminate the Islamic religion."

Despite the offensive nature of the remarks, the college’s report
recommends little more than the professor "take more care in the future in
linking current events to course material."

Earlier this month, a student in the professor's class initially reported
to CAIR-LA that the professor said, "The only way to end the war on
terrorism is to kill all Muslims." When confronted by the student in class,
the professor allegedly disagreed with the student's statement that most
Muslims are good people and instead said the majority of Muslims are
terrorists.

The student, an attorney of the Hindu faith, says that after he challenged
the professor's bigoted statements, he was told to leave the class for
being "disrespectful."

CAIR requested in an October 8 letter to the college's president that an
investigation of the incident be launched and that appropriate actions be
taken.

Though IVC promised to organize sensitivity training, reinstated the
student in the class and the professor apologized for his "out of context"
remarks, CAIR-LA says the college did not adequately address the
seriousness of the incident. IVC's report even seemed to equate the
student's challenge to the offensive remarks with the comments themselves.

"We thank this courageous student for standing up for Islam and Muslims,"
said CAIR-LA Communications Director Sabiha Khan. "Unfortunately, Imperial
Valley College's decision to whitewash this incident sends the message that
suggesting genocide is acceptable on an American college campus."

Khan called on the college to publicly repudiate the professor's remarks
and, at a minimum, issue a formal reprimand.

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 29 offices nationwide and in Canada.

CONTACT: CAIR-LA: Sabiha Khan, 714-776-1847 or 714-390-0334

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:

Contact Imperial Valley College and ask that they publicly repudiate the
professor's remark and issue a formal reprimand to the professor.

CONTACT:

Dr. Paul Pai, Ed.D.
Superintendent/President
Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Road, Building 10
Imperial, CA 92251

Tel: 760.355.6219
Fax: 760.355.6461

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An Appeal to CAIR-NET Subscribers: Help CAIR Achieve its Ramadan Fundraising Goal

An Appeal to CAIR-NET Subscribers: Help CAIR Achieve its Ramadan Fundraising Goal

At the beginning of Ramadan, CAIR announced a fundraising campaign intended
(inshallah) to raise $1 million so that we can continue to enhance
understanding of Islam and defend the rights of Muslims, as demonstrated in
the news releases below. To date, we have collected more than $135,000. God
willing, we will easily reach our goal if every member of CAIR-NET donates
just $25, $50, or whatever they can. No amount is too small!

TO DONATE, GO TO:
http://www.cair-net.org/ramadan2004/ramadan2004.asp

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