CAIR Seeks Protection for U.S. Islamic Institutions After ‘Militia’ Plan to Attack Kansas Mosque

CAIR logoEarlier today, Muslim civil rights group reported hate targeting mosque, Islamic center in MI and NJ

(WASHINGTON, D.C. 10/14/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on state and federal law enforcement authorities nationwide to offer stepped-up protection for mosques and other Islamic institutions following the arrest of three “militia” members who allegedly planned to attack a Kansas mosque.

Federal authorities today announced charges against three people arrested in connection with “a major investigation.” CBS Evening News tweeted this afternoon: “Officials confirm the arrest of three militia planning to attack housing complex & mosque in Garden City, Kansas.”

SEE: ‘Major Investigation’ May Be Plot Against Mosque, Report Says

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CAIR-SFBA to Host Candidates' Forum at Burlingame Mosque

cair ca logo(SANTA CLARA, CA, 10/14/2016) - On Saturday, October 15th, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a Candidates' Forum in Burlingame at the Yaseen Foundation.

At the event, members from the local Muslim community will hear from candidates for Daly City Council and San Mateo County Supervisor.

WHAT: Candidates' Forum at Burlingame Mosque

WHEN: Saturday, October 15th at 5:30PM

WHERE: Yaseen Foundation, 1722 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame, California 94010

CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 707.412.0786

CAIR-SFBA is organizing this event as part of CAIR's Mobilize the Muslim Vote initiative to increase civic engagement in the American Muslim community. This forum is the fifth of a series, which aims to better connect elected officials and candidates to their American Muslim constituents. 

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CAIR-NJ Asks Feds to Probe Pro-Trump Hate Graffiti Targeting Bayonne Mosque

mosquegraffitinj(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 10/14/16) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate hate graffiti left at a mosque in Bayonne as a possible bias-motivated crime.

The messages, spray-painted on the walls of the temporary location of Bayonne Muslims (625 Avenue C, in Bayonne, NJ), included “F**k Arabs”, “Jesus Christ,” and “Donald Trump.” Worshipers found the hate messages early this morning while attending morning prayers.

“All Americans must be able to practice their faith and worship as they choose without fear of harassment or intimidation,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “We urge state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this incident as a possible hate crime.”

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CAIR-MI Seeks Hate Crime Charges for Threats to Dearborn Islamic Center

fifa(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 10/14/2016) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called for hate crime charges to be brought against a woman who allegedly threatened to blow up a new Islamic center in that state.

Police says the threats were made after it was announced online that a building that was previously a church would now be turned into the New Islamic Institute of America.

After the announcement, a woman posted a series of threats on Facebook, including: “I live right there, I seen them working on it, I should blow it up,” “Them Arabs, they need to leave America, they are slowly changing everything, it ain’t gunna be America anymore in about a year…bet,” “That Arab church will be burnt down, hopefully there ain’t kids in there.”.

SEE: New Dearborn Mosque Receives Online Threats

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