(ANAHEIM, CA, 11/20/15) – The Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for an investigation of an anti-Islam post on Instagram by a person who is shown posing in a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) uniform standing next to a patrol car, suggesting he is a sergeant with that department.
The apparent LAPD officer, with the username "la_5_o,” posted an image on his Instagram account entitled, "Japan keeps Islam at bay by putting restriction on Islam and ALL Muslims." The anti-Muslim information in the viral image has been debunked by experts. In commenting on the image, the “officer” wrote, "maybe something can be learned from this photo?"
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 11/20/15) - The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) today called for stepped-up security by Corpus Christi, Texas, police after the Islamic Center of Corpus Christi received a letter mailed from Culver City, Calif. threatening the worshipers to “convert to Christianity now, before it is too late.”
“We urge local law enforcement authorities to investigate this threatening letter and to take appropriate action, step up patrols in the area of the mosque and meet with Muslim community leaders to discuss security measures,” said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain.
Husain said the incident is part of a backlash against the American Muslim community since the recent terror attacks in Paris.
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.
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/20/14) – More than 500 people turned out on Saturday for the 10th anniversary banquet of the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), with the theme “Strengthening Our Voices Advancing Together.”
[NOTE: Those who weren't able to attend the dinner still have a great opportunity to help continue CAIR-San Diego's important work and successes by visiting our donation page:https://ca.cair.com/sandiego/donate/ ]
Banquet attendees included numerous local and state elected officials, interfaith leaders, civil rights advocates, and law enforcement officials. CAIR-San Diego also received a number of recognitions and awards from local public officials, including proclamations from congressional and local representatives.
CAIR-San Diego had the privilege to honor Dr. Shirley Weber, assemblymember for District 79, for her lifetime dedication to civil right.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/20/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to contact their elected representatives in Congress and urge them to reject two reckless bills, whose sponsors are taking advantage of public fears following the recent ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris.
Tell the Senate to Reject the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038)
Also referred to as the American SAFE Act of 2015, the measure was sent to the Senate yesterday by the House in a veto-proof majority vote, 289-137, despite the White House’s threat to reject the measure. The act would effectively halt President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees.