(DALLAS, TEXAS, 7/15/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ North Texas chapter (CAIR-DFW) held their first-ever community partners iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking) dinner last night in Richardson, Texas.
In attendance were representatives of various community organizations, elected officials, law enforcement officers, and community leaders.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/14/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today said it has joined 41 other organizations in raising concerns about the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2899).
That bill will be the topic of a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 15. If adopted, the legislation would create a new assistant secretary position in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provide $40 million spread over four years to fund an Office for Countering Violent Extremism.
(NEW YORK, NY, 7/15/2015) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today called on the FBI to join the investigation of what the New York City Police Department (NYPD) says was a bias-motivated attack on a Muslim woman.
Police say the 19-year-old woman was assaulted late Saturday by a man who yelled anti-Muslim insults at her, spit on her and fractured her jaw.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/14/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for vandalism at a Virginia mosque.
An official with the Manassas Muslim Association in Manassas, Va., reported to CAIR that heavy copper pipes on the mosque’s air conditioning unit were cut Monday while some worshipers remained in the facility following morning (fajr) prayers. Mosque members heard a noise at about 5 a.m. and found the severed pipes when they went outside to investigate.