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CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Cross Burned Into Lawn of New York Mosque

Police Cross burned into lawn of local mosqueWATERPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Orleans County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after someone burned a cross into the front lawn of a mosque around 9 p.m. Thursday night.

See: http://wivb.com/2015/09/04/cross-burned-into-lawn-of-local-mosque/ 

CAIR is calling for a hate crime investigation by local police and the FBI.

"These types of apparently bias-motivated incidents must be investigated thoroughly by law enforcement authorities and repudiated strongly by public and religious leaders," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-MN Asks Police, FBI to Probe Mailed 'Crusade Starts Now' Threat

MN(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/3/15) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), said today it has reported to the local police and the FBI a mailed threat. The letter mentions several threats including, "we must eradicate Muslims", "a new crusade starts now" among others. Threats targeting Muslims have increased nationwide.

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.

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 612-406-0070

CAIR: Syrian-American and U.S. Muslim Groups to Call for Immediate Action on Syria Crisis

SyriaIcon(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/3/15) – On Friday, September 4, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join leaders of other national Muslim organizations and of the Syrian-American community at a news conference in Washington, D.C., to call for immediate action by the Obama administration to help end the suffering of the Syrian people, which has reached levels of death and destruction not seen since World War II.

[MEDIA NOTE: The news conference will be streamed live on Periscope @CAIRNational.]

One of the key recommendations for administration action will be the establishment of a no-fly zone to protect Syrian civilians from aerial attack.

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CAIR Welcomes DHS Designation of Temporary Protected Status for Yemeni Nationals in U.S.

yemen(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/15) –  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Yemeni nationals currently in the United States.

Advance Copy of DHS Notice: TPS for Yemen

In April, CAIR with joined the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the National Association of Yemeni Americans (NAYA), the Yemeni American Association (YAA), the Yemeni American Benevolent Association (YABA), and the Yemeni American Civil Rights Coalition (YACRC) in filing a formal petition with DHS requesting that Temporary Protected Status be granted to Yemeni nationals.   

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