(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/5/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for unity against ISIS following a series of deadly attacks apparently carried out or inspired by that terror group in Turkey, Iraq, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“We no longer need to make the argument that ISIS is acting outside the bounds of Islam. They have clearly demonstrated that fact by their actions. Over the past two years, these mass murderers have repeatedly attacked innocent people without regard to the principles or norms of any belief system. These attacks culminated in yesterday's bombing outside the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Medina.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/5/2016) - Later today, the director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join other Muslim community leaders at a meeting with Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith.
The meeting will focus on concerns facing the Minnesota Muslim Community as well as providing an opportunity for Muslim leaders to thank the Governor and Lt. Governor for their leadership on critical issues of interest to that state's Muslims.
WHAT: Post Meeting Press Conference
WHERE: Dar Al Farooq Center, 8201 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55420
WHEN: Tuesday, July 5, 5:15-6 p.m.
(CLEVELAND, OH, 7/3/16) – The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) today commended elected and law enforcement officials in Avon, Ohio, for their swift apology following an incident in which a Muslim man was hospitalized after falsely being accused of “pledging allegiance to ISIS” by a hotel desk clerk.
Ahmed Al Menhali, of the United Arab Emirates, received that apology from Avon’s mayor, police chief and law director for an incident Wednesday in which he was pinned to the ground and handcuffed by police. The apology took place Saturday night at the CAIR-Cleveland office.
CAIR: Avon's Mayor, Police Chief Apologize to Man Wrongfully Accused of Supporting ISIS
(ATLANTA, GA, 7/2/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today offered condolences to the families and classmates of two Emory University students who were murdered during an ISIS attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh.
"The fact that these mass murderers keep attacking people of all faiths in the heart of the Muslim world is further proof that they do not represent any faith," said CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "We not only condemn this attack on our fellow Georgians, fellow Muslims, and fellow human beings—we also plan to continue fighting extremism in both word and deed."
On May 25, CAIR-GA hosted "Muslims Rebutting Extremism: Islamophobes vs. Mainstream Muslims vs. Extremists," a seminar for Georgia Muslims at Al-Farooq Masjid in Atlanta.
Video: Muslims Rebutting Extremism