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New York Times: The Black Hole of Terrorism Watch Lists

Rahinah-IbrahimBy The New York Times Editorial Board

In 2005, a Stanford doctoral student named Rahinah Ibrahim tried to check in at the San Francisco airport for a flight to a conference in Hawaii. She was traveling with her 14-year-old daughter. Authorities arrested Dr. Ibrahim, a Malaysian citizen, at the ticket counter and detained her in a holding cell for two hours. After she missed her flight, she was released and told that she had mistakenly been placed on the government's no-fly list.

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Sold-Out CAIR-San Diego Banquet a Success

CAIR-logo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 12/10/13) – More than 400 people turned out on Sunday for the 8th annual banquet of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego). The banquet was dedicated to the struggle of Nelson Mandela. Many of the speakers reflected on how to learn from his long struggle and how to make this world a better place.
[NOTE: Those who weren't able to attend the dinner still have a great opportunity to help continue CAIR-San Diego's important work and successes by visiting our donation page: ]
This year's banquet was moderated by CAIR-San Diego Executive Committee Member Noha Salem. Attendees included numerous local and state elected officials, interfaith leaders, civil rights advocates, and law enforcement officials.CAIR-San Diego presented awards to Omar Hassaine (CAIR-San Diego founder) and Edgar Hopida (its past public relations director) to honor their many years of commitment and service to the community and to the chapter.
Other speakers included Sheikh Yaser Fazaga, Max Blumenthal and CAIR’s Gadeir Abbas.   
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991 or 858-278-4547, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CAIR's Weekly News Update for November 22, 2013

If you missed any recent news impacting the American Muslim community, here's a 5-minute video review.

Topics covered in the video include:

  • CAIR Challenges Government No-Fly List
  • CAIR Calls on DOJ to Probe Bigoted Rant Targeting Va. Cabbie
  • CAIR-FL Condemns Attempted Censorship of Textbook Teaching About Islam
  • CAIR-MN Files Complaint on Behalf of Muslim Woman Ejected from Public Event
  • CAIR-MI Comments on Shooting of African-American Teen
  • CAIR-CA Interviewed About NSA Spying Lawsuit
  • CAIR-FL Rep Takes Part in Effort to Help the Needy

Saud Anwar, Connecticut's First Muslim Mayor

Saud-AnwarBy Catie Talarski, WNPR

South Windsor physician Saud Anwar is the state's first Muslim mayor. He sat down with Where We Live to talk about his faith, his vision for the town, and how he plans to juggle his busy schedule. Anwar is a native of Pakistan, who came to Connecticut via Illinois to study medicine at Yale.

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CAIR-MD Conducts Anti-Bullying Workshop at Masjid An-Nur

MD-anti-bullyingSunday school students learn techniques to prevent, address bullying

PHOTO: (L-R) CAIR-MD Operations Coordinator Salam Shaguj, CAIR National Outreach Coordinator Lauren Schreiber, and CAIR-MD Outreach Coordinator Mariam Mirza facilitate CAIR-MD's anti-bullying workshop at Masjid An-Nur in White Marsh, Md.

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