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American Muslims to Mark End of Hajj with Prayers

Hajj(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/28/14) - On Saturday, October 4, American Muslims will mark the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations at locations around the country. The prayers and the holiday that follows are called Eid ul-Adha (EED-al-ODD-ha), or "festival of the sacrifice."

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CAIR Delivers Testimony Seeking Muslim Holiday on Maryland County's School Calendar

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/9/14) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today submitted testimony to Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr and the Board of Education seeking recognition of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha on the 2015-16 school calendar.

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Maryland Muslims to Condemn Killing of Journalist Steven Sotloff by Terror Group ISIS

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/2014) – On Wednesday, September 3, leaders of the Maryland Muslim community will join a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for a news conference at the Islamic Society of Annapolis in Gambrills, Md., to condemn the reported murder of American journalist Steven Sotloff by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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CAIR to Participate in NAACP Maryland Prayer Vigil Calling for Healing After Ferguson Shooting

CAIR-logo(Rockville, Md., 8/23/14) – On August 24, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a coalition of faith-based and civil rights organizations and partners at a prayer vigil in Rockville, Md., organized by the Montgomery County Chapter of the NAACP. The vigil is designed to call for healing, justice and peace in the aftermath of the unrest across the nation brought on by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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CAIR-LA Hosts Muslim Youth Civil Rights Conference

CAIR-LA-interns(ANAHEIM, CA - 8/20/2014) - On Saturday, August 16, the Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) hosted a day-long civil rights conference for high school and college students themed "Setting the Standard, The Right to Remain Silent, The Obligation to Speak" at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley (ICSGV). The conference was designed to educate aspiring activists about the need to preserve civil liberties and to provide the young people with the tools necessary to achieve protect those rights.

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