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.
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/15/14) -- On Tuesday, April 22, California Muslims will meet with their state lawmakers in Sacramento as part of the annual "Muslim Day at the Capitol" organized by that state's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ 4/7/14) -- Some 400 New Jersey residents turned out on Saturday for the 10th Annual Awards Banquet of that state's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ).
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 4/7/14) -- Some 500 Oklahomans turned out on Saturday for the 8th Annual Awards Banquet of that state's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK).
(SAN ANTONIO, TX, 4/3/14) –- The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SA), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences to the loved ones of those killed in a deadly shooting spree yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas.
Judge denies his release pending trial, citing safety of community
By Dane Schiller, Houston Chronicle
The FBI contends Robert Talbot Jr. was ready to launch his nationwide insurgent movement in the Houston area by robbing an armored car and killing a Texas state trooper, then spraying a mosque with machine-gun fire and traveling to the nation's capital for more bloodshed.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/25/14) - On Saturday, March 22, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) held its first Social Justice Gala, with the theme "Civil Rights through Creative Expressions."
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 3/25/14) - On April 5, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host its 8th Annual Awards Banquet 'Faith in Freedom' at the Tower Hotel.
By Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service
Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights on Friday (March 21) appealed a federal judge's ruling that affirmed the right of the New York City Police Department to spy on Muslims based on their faith and ethnicity.
(ALBANY, N.Y., 3/12/14) – More than 50 members of the New York Muslim community participated in yesterday's 2nd Annual "Muslim Day at the Capitol," a program of that state's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY).
There is no greater threat to the legitimacy of the U.S. political system, at home and abroad, than the perception that an obsession with terrorism and other threats has given rise to an unaccountable American national security apparatus. Much of this perception reflects hyperbole from those who do not understand the U.S. system and the threats it faces, or who do understand but wish the United States ill. Yet many of those who have lost trust in the U.S. government have good-faith concerns about genuine issues -- such as waterboarding under the Bush administration or the failure of Congress and President Obama to establish better oversight of the National Security Agency.