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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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CAIR-New Jersey Banquet a Success

CAIR-logo(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).

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FBI: Terror plot suspect planned mosque attack to launch insurgency

R-TalbotJudge 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.

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The FBI must come clean about Ibragim Todashev's death

Todashev-autopsy-photoBy Washington Post Editorial Board

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.

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