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CAIR News Update, October 18, 2013

Topics covered in the video include:

  • Widespread Media Coverage of CAIR Islamophobia Report
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Smears Minn. Muslims
  • CAIR-MN Defends Muslim Ejected from Event Because of Her Faith
  • CAIR-CT Speaks Out Against Religious Profiling by Police
  • CAIR-SFBA Applauds Win in Abercrombie Hijab Suit
  • CAIR-FL Defends Constitutional Rights
  • CAIR-MD Seeks Holiday Equality for Muslim Students
  • CAIR Director Appears on ABC ‘20/20’
  • 900 Turn Out for CAIR Dinner in Va.



Muslim Army vet offers other women shelter in a storm

Sakinah-Ali-MujahidBy Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio

MINNEAPOLIS -- As her marriage unraveled, Taalibah Qatadah As-Siddiq fell into homelessness and lost her job.

Her security shattered, the mother of eight searched for some safe place for her and her children. She found it at Sisters Need A Place, a small shelter focused on Muslim women. With the stability of a home, she began to rebuild her life.

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20,000 Muslims Pour Into Angel Stadium for Eid Al-Adha

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha. In Anaheim, nearly 20,000 of local Muslims gathered in prayer at Angel Stadium to mark the "festival of sacrifice." Jacob Rascon reports from Anaheim for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.


Thomas Jefferson fought to ensure the rights of Muslims

Thomas-Jefferson-QuranBy Denise Spellberg,

Excerpted from Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

[He] sais "neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion." -- Thomas Jefferson, quoting John Locke, 1776

At a time when most Americans were uninformed, misinformed, or simply afraid of Islam, Thomas Jefferson imagined Muslims as future citizens of his new nation.

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NYC Republican Mayoral Candidate Defends NYPD Muslim Spying

joe-lhota-speakingJoe Lhota attacks the Associated Press while defending the controversial program in a BuzzFeed interview.

Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed

New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota defended the NYPD’s broad surveillance of Muslims and attacked the Associated Press’ Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting during a wide-ranging interview with BuzzFeed Tuesday.

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How Muslims Wash, Bury Their Dead

body-washing-dummyBy Tasnim Shamma, WFAE

When a loved one dies, most of us turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care of the body. In the Islamic tradition, it’s different. Family members often help wash and bury their bodies within 24 hours. But first, you have to learn how to do it.

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