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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



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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CAIR-MN to Cosponsor 'Tolerance and the Fear of Islam' Interfaith Dialogue in Little Falls

CAIR-MN-logoEvent prompted by appearance of anti-Muslim hate group leader last year

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 4/25/14) -- On Tuesday, April 29, interfaith leaders and community members will gather in Little Falls, Minn., for a community dialogue on "Tolerance and the Fear of Islam." Event sponsors include: Little Falls Partners for Peace, Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, Building Blocks of Islam, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).

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CAIR Reps Attend Interfaith Service for Kansas Shooting Victims

CAIR-KS-Brownback(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/17/12) -- Two representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today attended an interfaith service for the three people killed on Sunday at Jewish community sites in Kansas. The CAIR officials also participated in a candle-lighting ceremony by representatives of different faiths and community organizations.

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DC Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium 2014

MYLS-DC-4The DC Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (or MYLS), is an intensive series of leadership-building workshops for Muslim youth ages 14-22 that aims to spark interest and empower young people to be active in civic engagement, community organizing, and the media.

The core mission of MYLS is to provide American Muslim youth a proactive framework for positive activism that empowers them to lead their communities from the margins to the mainstream, and foster a healthy Muslim identity that fits comfortably within a pluralistic American society.

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