(ST. LOUIS, MO, 2/14/2017) – On Wednesday, February 15, the Law Offices of Jay Kanzler and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO) will hold a news conference to discuss a lawsuit against a North County mayor who allegedly denied an Arab Muslim family a business license based on their faith and ethnicity.
WHAT: Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against North County Mayor Press Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 10:00 A.M.
WHERE: Country Club Hills City Hall, 7422 Eunice Ave, St. Louis, MO 63136
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 2/14/17) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called for increased security for Muslim students after a poster calling for a “Muslim-Free America” was found yesterday taped to the wall of a building on the Rutgers University campus that is used by Muslim students for programs and daily prayers.
The poster has been reported to the Chancellor of the University and the Rutgers University Police are investigating the incident.
“The hatred and the implicit call for genocide targeting American Muslims exhibited in this poster must not be tolerated,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “All Americans must be able to practice their faith and worship as they choose without fear of harassment or intimidation. The diversity of the student body at Rutgers University has long been a source of pride and inspiration, and the University administration must not allow narrow-minded bigots to tarnish its reputation and intimidate its students.”
(ATLANTA, GA, 2/14/17) – On Saturday, February 18, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) plans to host its annual banquet featuring Linda Sarsour, a national Muslim activist and a key organizer of the post-inaugural Women’s March on Washington.
WHAT: CAIR Georgia Banquet "Promoting Justice, Countering Bigotry"
WHERE: The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel (Dunwoody).
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 6-9 p.m.
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(Sacramento, CA, 2/13/17) - The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed an announcement from a Sacramento area mosque, SALAM Center, that starting Tuesday, February 14th, it would be opening its doors as an evacuation center for Northern California residents who are in need of shelter during the threat of the Oroville Dam erosion.
The mosque has the capacity to provide 24-hour shelter for up to 100 individuals and will be providing breakfast and dinner for those affected by the evacuation orders. Several mosques in the region, including Masjid Annur (the largest mosque in the region), and Muslim Community of Folsom, are assisting SALAM Center in providing resources and volunteers to accommodate the evacuees.