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CAIR-Ohio Files Complaint with Civil Rights Commission Over Columbus Police Hijab Ban

Ismahan(COLUMBUS, OH, 8/20/2015) – The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today filed an employment discrimination complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission over the Columbus police department’s refusal to hire Muslim women officers who wear religious head scarves, or hijab.

[ADVISORY: CAIR-Ohio will hold media availability on this issue later today. WHEN: August 20, 2:30 p.m. WHERE: CAIR-Ohio’s Office, 1505 Bethel Road, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43220 CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Staff Attorney Romin Iqbal, 614 783 7953, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR Rep to Testify on Proposed Maryland County Religious Holidays Policy

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/19/15) – On Thursday, August 20, a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslims civil rights and advocacy, will testify at a Montgomery County Public Schools' Board of Education hearing to vote on a newly-proposed school calendar policy, which includes school closings on religious holidays.

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CAIR COMMUNITY ALERT: CAIR Urges Safety Precautions After FBI Report Says Militias are Targeting U.S. Muslim Institutions

phoenix mosque rally(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/18/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked Muslim community leaders nationwide to consider instituting additional safety measures for prayers and other activities following revelations of a recent FBI bulletin warning that “militia extremists” may begin targeting Muslim institutions, including mosques and community centers.

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