(CLEVELAND, OH, 8/28/15) – The Cleveland branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair and Just Cleveland, and the Cleveland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild today released an open letter outlining issues that must be resolved to better ensure that the Community Police Commission may operate more effectively and inclusively once established.
[NOTE: The Cleveland chapter of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) is a founding member of the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair and Just Cleveland.]
(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 8/24/15) – Later today, the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) will hold a media availability to offer the Muslim community’s reaction to a protest today at the opening of Houston Independent School District's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School.
WHAT: Media Availability on Houston Independent School District Arabic Immersion Magnet School Protest
WHEN: Monday, August 24, 3:30 p.m.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/24/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism targeting a Nebraska mosque as a possible hate crime.
CAIR also called for stepped-up police protection in the area of the mosque.
Someone was caught on surveillance video smashing a window at the Islamic Center of Omaha last night. Police say a group of people began throwing stones at the mosque after 3 a.m. Sunday. When the rocks failed to cause damage, one vandal threw a 40-pound boulder through a side-door window.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/21/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, is calling on Republican presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (WI) to apologize for his claim that there are only a "handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam." Walker made that false claim while campaigning in New Hampshire.
“These types of inaccurate statements reflect a lack of understanding of Islam and Muslims that is, frankly, not presidential,” said CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw. “If Mr. Walker believes only a ‘handful’ of Muslims are moderate or reasonable, then he is ignoring the very clear reality that violent extremists murder more Muslims than they do people of any other faith.”