(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/30/2015) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold two “Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics” in October.
The first clinic will be on October 3 as part of the Day of Dignity Event at Masjid Nur in Minneapolis and the second will be on October 29 at the Scott County Government Center in Shakopee co-sponsored by the Scott County Law Library. Both clinics will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, housing, family law, consumer debt, and employment. The clinics will be staffed by volunteer attorneys, CAIR – Minnesota staff and volunteer law students.
WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/28/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Republican National Committee (RNC) to repudiate GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson’s stated willingness to consider religion as probable cause for searches.
Appearing yesterday on ABC's "This Week," Carson said he “would certainly be willing to listen to somebody” argue that the religion of Middle Eastern refugees should be considered probable cause for searches or emails or cell phone calls.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/24/15) – 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 consider bringing hate crime charges against a man arrested after allegedly threatening Muslim worshipers this morning at an prayer service in Ohio.
According to police, a man threatened worshipers gathered for the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha at the Islamic Center of Cleveland in Parma, Ohio. The man reportedly called the worshipers “terrorists” and reached for something in his car. Police later discovered he had a hatchet under his car seat. The suspect is in custody and is expected to appear in court on Friday.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/26/15) –- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences to the family and loved ones of Dr. Jamal al-Barzinji, who died this morning in Virginia after a long illness.
A funeral service will take place Sunday after noon prayers at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Va. [NOTE: Check the ADAMS website for updated details. http://www.adamscenter.org/ ]
"To God we belong and to Him we return," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “On behalf of CAIR’s board and staff, I offer sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Dr. al-Barzinji, whose legacy will benefit the American Muslim community for generations to come.”