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CAIR: Trump’s Call for Imprisonment of Clinton Aide is Attempt to ‘Politicize’ DOJ

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/2/2018) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said President Trump’s call to jail a former aide of Hillary Clinton is an attempt to politicize the Department of Justice.

In a tweet this morning, Trump called for the imprisonment of former State Department aide Huma Abedin and wrote derisively of the “Deep State Justice Dept.” CAIR noted that in a recent interview, Trump said: "I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department."

SEE: Trump Appears to Call for Huma Abedin, Ex-Clinton Aide, to Go to Jail

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/01/02/trump-appears-call-huma-abedin-ex-clinton-aide-go-jail/995489001/

“Calling for the imprisonment of political rivals is a clear attempt by President Trump to further politicize the Department of Justice,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “Every American who values the constitutional guarantee of due process should be outraged by the president’s statements.”

McCaw noted that the president is already facing accusations of multiple instances of obstruction of justice.

SEE: 19 Times President Trump May Have Obstructed Justice

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/article/times-president-trump-obstructed-justice.html

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.

 

CAIR-NY Welcomes Hate Crime Probe for Suspects Who Assaulted Muslim Woman, Shouted ‘Terrorist’ and ‘Go Back to your Country’

(NEW YORK, NY, 12/28/2017) -- The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the decision of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force to probe the allegedly bias-motivated attack on a Muslim woman in Brooklyn.

During the attack, the suspects allegedly punched, kicked and spat on Souad Kirama, a local Muslim community activist and parent advocate. The suspects also reportedly called Kirama a “terrorist” and told her to “go back to your country.”

The attack by 10-11 teenage suspects took place Tuesday afternoon, between 4 and 5 p.m. at the Panera Bread at 345 Adams Street in Brooklyn. The matter is currently under investigation by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.

According to the victim, numerous patrons stood-by and did nothing during the attack. The victim’s Facebook Live video, which was recorded shortly after the attack, has already received more than 100,000 views.

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/skirama1/videos/10215074967215446/

“We are grateful that the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force has been so responsive to the Muslim community,” said CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn. “It is intolerable to see so many New Yorkers do nothing in the face of this sort of hatred. At this moment, when Muslim New Yorkers are enduring a historic surge in hate crimes, we must all stand up when we see our neighbors being attacked.”  

New Yorkers are asked to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-NY at (646) 665-7599, or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-ny.org/incident-report/

CAIR 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.

SEE: CAIR Report Shows 2017 on Track to Becoming One of Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

CAIR Says New FBI Hate Crimes Report Shows Need to Stand Up to Increasing Bigotry

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 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-NY Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn, Esq., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 571-766-6273

 

CAIR: Who helped them? (VIDEO)

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In 2017 alone, CAIR (alhamdulillah) helped more than 3,000 community members like the individuals and families Imam Suhaib Webb mentions in this short video.

WATCH: Who helped them?

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Thank you.

Sincerely,

Nihad Awad

National Executive Director

IMPORTANT NOTE: All donations to CAIR are fully tax-deductible and zakat-eligible (Tax ID# 77-0646756), and are eligible for employer matching programs. If you would like to deduct your gift from your 2017 taxes, please be sure to make your gift online at www.cair.com by Dec. 31, 2017, or if mailing a check, be sure it is postmarked by Dec. 31, 2017.

Donating to CAIR by text message is a quick and easy way to help us in the fight for civil rights. All you have to do is text CAIR2017 to the number 41-444 and follow the prompts.

 

CAIR Releases 2017 Maryland Highlights Year in Review

(Baltimore, Md., 12/28/17) - The Maryland department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced the release of its annual Maryland highlights publication summarizing some of its key milestones and accomplishments in 2017.

SEE: 2017 Maryland Outreach Highlights Year in Review

“As we prepare to close the chapter on 2017, our message to Maryland Muslim families - and to families of other minority groups targeted in the current political environment is very simple: ‘You are not alone. We have your back,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “With the help of our partners in the civil rights community, we will continue to stand against any intolerance and hatred, and hold our elected officials accountable for their divisive rhetoric.”

“This past year reaffirmed that all forms of bigotry and intolerance are interconnected,” said CAIR’s Maryland Representative Dr. Zainab Chaudry. “Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, anti-Black racism, and homophobia are flip sides of the same tarnished coin cashed in by those who profit off of hate. It is more important than ever that we commit to standing up for one another. It has been an honor working alongside our communities, allies, and principled elected leaders as we navigated challenges and celebrated victories.”

Throughout the year, the Muslim civil rights organization has been a national leader in challenging injustices, promoting tolerance, and empowering diverse communities. 

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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CONTACT: CAIR Representative Dr. Zainab Chaudry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 410-971-6062

 

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