(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.”
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/24/15) –- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a decision by USA Boxing to request a waiver to an international association’s policy preventing a Minnesota Muslim teenager from taking part in competition while wearing modest Islamic attire, including a head scarf, or hijab.
Following a request earlier this week by CAIR, USA Boxing now says it will request the waiver from the Switzerland-based International Boxing Association (AIBA) on behalf of 15-year-old Amaiya Zafar from Oakdale, Minn.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/22/15) –- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on USA Boxing and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to allow a Minnesota Muslim teenager to take part in a competition this Friday while wearing modest Islamic attire, including a head scarf, or hijab.
CAIR said 15-year-old Amaiya Zafar from Oakdale, Minn., is seeking to compete for the first time in a USA Boxing-sanctioned event this Friday in Duluth, Minn. She wishes to compete wearing hijab (in addition to protective head covering) and covering her arms and legs, but has been told such attire violates rules of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 9/21/15) - On September 22, the California chapter of the Council on American - Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a press conference along with community and interfaith leaders to condemn Presidential candidates' anti-Muslim rhetoric.
WHAT: Press Conference to address Presidential Candidates' Anti Muslim Rhetoric WHEN: September 22, 2015 11:00AM WHERE: West Steps of the State Capitol
CAIR-CA is a chapter of CAIR, 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.
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