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)
(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.
(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.
The second week of May included several congressional victories and prospects for the American Muslim community and all those people of conscience who support civil liberties and human rights for all people.
(BALTIMORE, MD, 5/8/14) -- Zainab Chaudry, chair of the Maryland outreach office of CAIR, earlier this week provided training on threat and security assessment at houses of worship to law enforcement and community members at the Coalition Opposed to Violence and Extremism's (COVE) 2014 Hate Crimes Summit held at Towson University in Maryland.
(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.
(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.
(NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) held its 1st Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) this past Friday and Saturday at the CUNY School of Law in Long Island City, Queens.
(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.
Event 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).
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/24/2014) - This past Tuesday, April 22, almost 200 Muslims from across California held more than 70 advocacy meetings with elected officials and their staff in Sacramento as part of the third annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) organized by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
(DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX, 4/21/14) -- More than 250 people turned out on Saturday for the North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR-North Texas) 17th annual banquet in Richardson.
(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.
The 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.