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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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CAIR-Cleveland to Host 12th Annual Banquet

Thomas-Jeffersons-Quran(CLEVELAND, OH, 5/7/14) - On Sunday May 11, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) will hold its twelfth annual civil rights banquet with the theme "Faith in Freedom" at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence, Ohio.

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CAIR Helps NY Muslim Wrestler Obtain NCAA Waiver for Beard

NCAA-Logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/5/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that a Muslim wrestler at the University at Buffalo in New York has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to wear a beard he believes is required by his faith.

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CAIR-NY Welcomes Salman Hamdani Way Street Naming Ceremony

SalmanHamdani Blog(NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed a street naming ceremony for Salman Hamdani Way on 204th street in Bayside, Queens in honor of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, the 23-year-old certified EMT and NYPD cadet who lost his life as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks. 

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