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CAIR Update on Florida Teen Brutally Beaten by Israeli forces

rally-for-tariq-khdeir(TAMPA, FL 7/5/14) – Yesterday, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) called on the U.S. Department of State to demand that Israel immediately release 15-year-old Florida high school student Tariq Khdeir after he was brutally beaten and held by Israeli forces. Khdeir's beating was captured on video. He is a cousin of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir.  

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CAIR-TX Supports Ms. Buthayna Hammad's First Amendment Rights and Freedom of Expression

CAIR-logo(Houston, TX, July 2, 2014) -- The Houston, Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX) joins with other community members and organizations in support of Ms. Buthayna Hammad's right to exhibit, display, and fly the Palestinian flag freely, and to express herself in the public square as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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Good news about Sami Al-Arian's case

CAIR-logoAs-salaam alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak.

I am writing with long awaited good news -- after six years of legal limbo and more than a decade of political persecution, yesterday, United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga signed the order dismissing the indictment against Dr. Sami Al-Arian. Alhamdulillah!

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Bergen Record editorial encourages welcoming mosque as new neighbor

NJ-church-sold-to-mosqueThe Bergen Record editorial

Some type of church has stood on Irving Street in Midland Park for almost 30 years; the latest occupant is the Korean HanMaUm Reformed Church in America. That church now plans to sell the property to another religious group, which, given the site's recent history and the nation's guarantee of religious freedom, should not be a problem.

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Great Resume, Too Bad About Your Religion

JobDiscriminationNumbersTom Breen, UConn Today

Sara Korvel has a lot to offer prospective employers: a recent graduate of a major university, she made the dean's list in seven of eight semesters and belongs to the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. Fluent in four languages, she landed prestigious internships at an international bank and a state public broadcaster, and held down a job as a Starbucks shift manager for most of her college career.

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DC: 'Muslim Oscar' Awards to Highlight Women Lawyers, Leaders 

golden-minaretOn Saturday, May 31, 2014, a who's who among the nation's growing Muslim community, are set to attend a black-tie gala to celebrate recipients of this year's Golden Minaret Awards. The affair, to be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel & Resort in Washington, D.C., is expected to attract hundreds of guests including tech executives, political leaders and diplomats. Like the Oscars, the Golden Minaret Awards is also set to be filmed and broadcast online to millions in the United States and internationally.

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CAIR-NTX to Partner with Dallas Muslims on Weekend Events Challenging Islamophobia

CAIR-logo(DALLAS, TX, 5/29/14) -- On Friday May, 30 and Saturday, May 31, the North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NTX) will partner with a group of young Muslim activists, called Enlightened Generations, to host a panel discussion and a walk to raise awareness about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim discrimination and hate crimes in our society.

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CAIR-MN to Launch Free Monthly Legal Clinics

CAIR-MN-logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/28/14) -- On Saturday, May 31, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will launch a new legal advocacy project called the Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic. The monthly clinics will provide free legal advice in areas such as civil rights, housing, family law, immigration, and employment.

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Video update on CAIR's work and issues, May 23, 2014

Topics Include:

  • CAIR Asks Kansas Sheriff to Drop Anti-Muslim Trainer
  • CAIR Challenges Pamela Geller's Anti-Muslim Hate Ads
  • CAIR-OK Defends Muslim Limo Driver Assaulted in Bias Attack
  • CAIR-NY Calls for DOJ Probe of NYPD Coercion of Muslim Detainees to Become Informants
  • CAIR-FL Questions Troubling History of FBI Agent Who Shot Muslim
  • CAIR Joins Muslim Leaders in Condemning Boko Haram
  • CAIR Director Calls for Release of Amir Hekmati
  • CAIR Joines Rally for Net Neutrality
  • CAIR Releases Memorial Day Video Featuring Muslim Veterans

 

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Sheriff’s Office shouldn’t have scheduled anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist

Wichita-Eagle-editorialWichita Eagle Editorial Department

What was the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office thinking when it scheduled John Guandolo to conduct a terrorism threat training session next week? Guandolo resigned from the FBI after it was revealed that he had a sexual relationship with a confidential source. Since then, he has been making a living peddling Muslim conspiracy theories. (Read more)

CAIR-AZ Holds First-Ever Day of Justice

AZ-day-of-justice(TEMPE, AZ, 5/12/14) -- The Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) in conjunction with Islamic Community Center of Tempe held the first ever "Day of Justice" event this past weekend.

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CAIR-MN Board Chair Kausar Hussain Receives Leadership Award

CAIR-MN-chair(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/12/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today announced that its board chair Kausar Hussain has received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM). CAPM is a state agency created by the Minnesota Legislature to advise the governor on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

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