(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/15/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Republican Party in South Dakota to drop its sponsorship of an event this evening featuring notorious Islamophobe and anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist John Guandolo, and co-sponsored by the anti-Islam hate group ACT for America. [NOTE: The event is co-sponsored by Pennington County Republicans.]
Last Saturday, ACT for America sponsored a series of anti-Islam rallies nationwide that were far overshadowed by counter-demonstrators who outnumbered the Islamophobes and their white supremacist and anti-government allies.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/12/2017) - - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed a 39-year prison sentence for Anthony Sawina, who last year shot at five Somali-American men in a car on their way to prayers, injuring two.
“Minnesota’s Muslim Community welcomes the sentencing of Anthony Sawina, for the attempted murder of two Somali youth,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “As hate crimes targeting Muslims increase in our state, Minnesotans must all stand together against every one of these horrifying acts born of hatred and targeting innocent people.”
Hussein added, “today we are witnessing both the rise of sophisticated and organized anti-Muslim groups like ACT for America, as well as the sudden and impetuous assaults on Muslims growing all too common in our communities.”
Background on the Case:
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/12/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a unanimous ruling by the three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding an earlier decision by a federal judge in Hawaii to block President Donald Trump's revised "Muslim ban” executive order.
Today’s ruling noted, “The President's authority is subject to certain statutory and constitutional restraints," but that Trump’s revised executive order “exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress."
The ruling also states: “A reasonable, objective observer — enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance — would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.”
(WASHINGTON, DC, 6/11/2017) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said anti-Islam rallies held around the country on Saturday were an “bust” and were far overshadowed by counter-demonstrators who outnumbered the Islamophobes and their white supremacist and anti-government allies almost 10-to-1.