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CAIR Reps Speak at White House Rally on Gitmo Anniversary

On Sunday, January 11, CAIR staff joined a coalition of human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantanamo attorneys, 9-11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities at a rally outside the White House. After the rally, the protesters marched through the streets of D.C. to the National Archives to mark the 13th anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. [More information]



CAIR Offers Condolences on Passing of Dr. Maher Hathout

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/3/2015) - The board and staff of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered sincere condolences on the passing of Dr. Maher Hathout, who died last night at the age of 79. Dr. Hathout, a longtime leader of the Islamic Center of Southern California and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was nationally and internationally respected as a pioneering advocate for American Muslim empowerment and outreach to other faith communities. 

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Maryland School Board Adds Muslim Holiday to Calendar

school-calendar-with-eidOn Wednesday, Maryland's Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education adopted a 2015-2016 calendar that includes the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) and commemorates the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael at God's command.

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20 Years of Promoting Justice (Video)

Alhamdulillah, CAIR is marking 20 years of unapologetic advocacy for justice and mutual understanding. This 6-minute video highlights our efforts on your behalf over the last two decades. We hope you will be moved to donate so we can grow and achieve even more successes, inshaAllah.


CAIR-NJ, ADC Ask East Brunswick School Board for Muslim Holiday

cairnjBoard will vote December 18 to decide if Muslim holidays will be placed on the 2015-2016 calendar

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 12/16/2014 -- The New Jersey chapter for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) today called on East Brunswick's Board of Education to approve a petition to include the Muslim holidays of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha on the school calendar.

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CAIR Joins NAACP 'All Lives Matter' Rally in Maryland

zainab-at-naacp-rally(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/8/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, yesterday joined the Montgomery County branch of the NAACP, the National Coalition for Civil and Human Rights, the Human Rights Commission, the African American Chamber of Commerce, and many other groups at an "Every Life Matters" march and rally in Rockville, Md., to support African-American youth and the value of African-American life.

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CAIR to Join Community Memorial Service for Kansas City Muslim Teen Murdered in Hate Attack

kansas-city-janaza(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/6/14) – On Sunday, December 7, representatives of the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) will join other community and interfaith leaders at a memorial service in Kansas City, Mo., for Abdisamad "Adam" Sheikh-Hussein, the 15-year-old boy who was murdered Thursday in an apparent anti-Muslim hate attack.

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Sold-Out CAIR-San Diego Banquet a Great Success

CAIR-logo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/23/14) -- More than 500 people turned out on Saturday for the 9th annual banquet of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), with the theme "Rooted in Faith, Growing Through Service."

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