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CAIR-Cincinnati Joins FBI in Offering Reward for Info on Pro-Trump, Anti-Muslim Vandalism

screenshot www.fox19.com 2018.02.09 14 18 57(CINCINNATI, OH, 2/9/18) – The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) today joined the FBI in offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who vandalized a vehicle owned by an individual of Middle Eastern descent with anti-Muslim and pro-Trump hate graffiti.

CAIR-Cincinnati is offering $1,000 for information about the May 4, 2017, vandalism that included broken windows and slashed tires, along with spray-painted Nazi swastikas and "Go Home," "Musslim [sic] Terrorist" and "Trump America." The FBI announced today that it is offering a $3,000 reward in the case.

SEE: SUV Vandalized with Swastikas, 'Musslim [sic] Terrorist'

FBI: SUV Spray-Painted With 'Go Home,' 'Terrorist' and 'Trump America'

“We urge anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator to immediately contact law enforcement authorities,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub. “We thank the FBI for its action in this case and hope it sends a strong message that acts of anti-Muslim bigotry will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

CAIR said it has witnessed an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

The Washington-based civil rights organization has also challenged a number of the Trump administration’s Islamophobic, discriminatory and anti-immigrant policies.

Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report

CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-604-4444, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Sana Hassan, Staff Attorney, 513-281-8200, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR Says Trump Should Withdraw Nomination of Islamophobic U.N. Nominee, Releases Screen Shots of Tweets Calling Islam and Muslims Violent

image005(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/8/18) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Trump administration to withdraw the nomination of Ken Isaacs for the position of director general of the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) following reports that he repeatedly called Muslims violent on social media. The U.N. election for the position is expected to be held in June.

SEE: Trump Nominee for U.N. Migration Post Called Muslims Violent, Christians Top Priority (Washington Post)

CAIR also released screen shots of Isaacs’s now-private Islamophobic Twitter account posts.

On March 3, 2017, Isaacs posted a link to the Federalist Papers Project website’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant article “What Countries Look Like Before And After Islam [PHOTOS].”

On September 19, 2016, Isaacs posted: “fun fact. All #Ilsamic #terrorists literally follow #Islam.” The following day, Isaacs posted: “they’re kicking 21st century butt since they are present in 28 countries. Islam is 7th century violence and bullying.”

Following the horrendous July 2016 terrorist attack in Nice, France, Isaacs posted: “#Nice #Islam is not peaceful.”

On June 4, 2017, Isaacs responded to the Bishop of Southwark Cathedral saying of a terrorist attack in London, “This isn’t in the name of God, this isn’t what the Muslim faith asks people to do,” by posting: “Bishop, if you read the Quran you will know ‘this’ is exactly what the Muslim faith instructs the faithful to do.”

Despite the revelation of the bigoted tweets, the State Department is standing by Isaacs’s nomination.

In a statement, CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert McCaw said:

“Isaacs’s repeated public attacks on social media falsely asserting that ‘Islam is an inherently violent religion’ and his clear hostility toward Muslims, disqualifies him from being considered for the position of the next director general of the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration. The IOM director is responsible for major refugee and relief programs throughout the world, including in Muslim-majority countries. Isaacs’s apology for his Islamophobic statements only came after his bigotry was exposed and cannot erase the years of anti-Muslim hatred he spread online.”

Isaacs is a vice president of the Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the evangelist Billy Graham. Franklin Graham, who has called Islam a "very evil and wicked religion" and claimed Muslims are "enslaved by Islam," was once disinvited from a Pentagon event. He has claimed Islam is incompatible with “American values” and suggested that American mosques could be closed.

SEE: Samaritan’s Purse leader, a Trump Nominee for UN Post, Apologizes for Muslim Remarks

Rev. Graham: Islam Is Not Compatible with American Values

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Action Alert: CAIR-Florida Asks Voters to Contact Senators to Vote 'No' on Unconstitutional 'Anti-BDS' Bill

(Miami, FL, 2/7/2018) - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the nation's largest civil rights and advocacy organization, today calls on all Americans who value the constitutionally-guaranteed right to free speech to contact their elected representatives in the Florida Senate to urge them to oppose the "Israel Anti-Boycott Act."

CAIR-Florida and other civil rights organizations state that proposed legislation would violate the constitutionally-guaranteed free speech rights of American business owners and individuals who participate in the international boycott of Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine territories. Boycotts such as the Montgomery Bus boycott against segregation or the boycott of companies enabling South African Apartheid have been employed successfully in support of civil and human rights and as an integral part of our political process.

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (SB 780) was introduced at a time when Palestinian human rights activists in the United States and elsewhere have embraced boycotts as a strong, peaceful and effective tool to pressure the Israeli government to respect the human rights of Palestinians and to influence the American public to join in doing the same.

"We call on our elected representatives to uphold the right of all Americans to express their political beliefs without fear of government retaliation or retribution," said CAIR-Florida Orlando Regional Director Rasha Mubarak.

SEE VIDEO: CAIR-Florida Orlando Regional Director Rasha Mubarak speaks before the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee opposing SB 780 on January 16, 2018

SB 780 is a threat to the free speech of all Americans and is clearly unconstitutional. The act would charge those American business owners and individuals who participate in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement with criminal penalties. CAIR-Florida believes that American involvement in foreign boycotts started with throwing tea in Boston Harbor. It is un-American and illegal for the U.S. Government to deny U.S. businesses and persons the right to work to change the illegal and discriminatory actions of a foreign government.

Call and e-mail your Florida Senators before 9:00 AM Thursday, February 8th, and tell them to Vote NO on SB 780

  • Senator Annette Taddeo (D) 850) 487-5040, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator Victor M.  Torres, Jr. (D) (850) 487-5015,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Senator Daphne Campbell (D) (850) 487-5038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator Bobby Powell (D) 850) 487-5030, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) 850) 487-5037, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator David Simmons (R) (850) 487-5009, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator Aaron Bean (R) (850) 487-5004, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator Doug Broxson (R) (850) 487-5001, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator George B.  Gainer (R) (850) 487-5002, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator Rene Garcia (R) (850) 487-5036, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senator Debbie Mayfield (R) (850) 487-5017, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-Florida is the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

 

Registration Opens for CAIR's 4th Annual Maryland ‘Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium’ in Annapolis

screenshot www.eventbrite.com 2018.02.07 14 54 10(BALTIMORE, MD, 2/7/18) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today opened registration for its 4th annual Maryland Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (#MYLS2018) to be held Tuesday, April 3, at the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis. 

This year's symposium, open to youth ages 14 to 21, is themed "Developing the Language of Leadership Through the Art of Communication."

WHAT: Maryland Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium 2018 #MYLS2018

WHO: Muslim Youth Ages 14-21

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis, Md.

COST: Early Bird Registration: $10, After March 3: $15

REGISTRATION LINK: https://MdMYLS2018.eventbrite.com

CONTACT: CAIR’s Maryland outreach representative Zainab Chaudry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 410-971-6062

[NOTE: All past Maryland MYLS programs have exceeded capacity. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register early to reserve a spot.]

“Communication plays an important role in our daily lives. As the foundation of human interaction, it facilitates information-sharing and enables us to establish connections with one another. It is a powerful, invaluable skill for every effective leader to build confidence, cultivate growth, preserve professional relationships, and increase productivity,” said CAIR’s Maryland outreach representative Zainab Chaudry.

CAIR’s MYLS program is designed to train participants to develop strong leadership skills through raising self-awareness and mastering effective verbal and non-verbal interactions with others. Students will tour state buildings, meet with elected leaders and participate in skill-building exercises.

The core mission of MYLS is to encourage civic and political engagement among American Muslim youth, empower them to guide their communities from the margins to the mainstream of society and to help foster a well-integrated American Muslim identity that flourishes in a pluralistic society.

CAIR has been organizing youth leadership programs in states across the country for more than a decade. Participants of these programs have gone on to become respected community leaders, activists, community organizers, and youth leaders. 

The mission of MYLS is to encourage civic and political engagement by American Muslim youth, empower them to guide their communities from the margins to the mainstream of society and to provide resources to foster a well-integrated American Muslim identity that flourishes in a pluralistic America. 

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. 

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