CAIR-MI Seeks Hate Crime Charges for Threats to Dearborn Islamic Center

fifa(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 10/14/2016) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called for hate crime charges to be brought against a woman who allegedly threatened to blow up a new Islamic center in that state.

Police says the threats were made after it was announced online that a building that was previously a church would now be turned into the New Islamic Institute of America.

After the announcement, a woman posted a series of threats on Facebook, including: “I live right there, I seen them working on it, I should blow it up,” “Them Arabs, they need to leave America, they are slowly changing everything, it ain’t gunna be America anymore in about a year…bet,” “That Arab church will be burnt down, hopefully there ain’t kids in there.”.

SEE: New Dearborn Mosque Receives Online Threats

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CAIR Muslim Voter Survey Indicates 86 Percent Turnout, Support for Hillary Clinton

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/13/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a nationwide survey of Muslim voters on the upcoming presidential election indicating a likely high turnout of Muslims at the polls on November 8 – more than 70 percent of whom say they will vote for Hillary Clinton - and concern about issues such as civil rights, education, the economy, bullying, a proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S., and national security.

VIDEO: CAIR’s News Conference Announcing the Results of the Survey

SEE: Muslim Voters Name Civil Rights as Key Election Issue as Electorate Turns Away From GOP

Highlights of CAIR’s survey results, announced at a news conference this morning at the civil right organization’s Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., include:

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CAIR-WA, Interfaith Leaders to React to Jury Decision in Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Case

CAIR logoSeattle-area woman allegedly threatened by man with a gun, saying ‘I don’t trust Muslims, I trust my gun’

(SEATTLE, WA 10/12/2016) - Later today, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA), along with members of the local interfaith community, will hold an impromptu press conference at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, Wash., to react to the jury’s decision in the case of the apparently bias-motivated threat to a Seattle-area Muslim woman by the suspect, Lawrence Francis Condon. The alleged victim will take part in the news conference.

VIDEO: Muslim Woman in Sea-Tac Says Stranger Pulled a Gun on Her

WHAT: CAIR-WA, Alleged Victim and Interfaith Community Members to React to Jury Decision in Hate Crime Case

WHERE: Maleng Regional Justice Center, 401, 4th Avenue North, Kent, WA (The case is currently being heard in Court room 4H by Judge Samuel Chung.)

DATE:  Wednesday, October 12, 2016

TIME:  After jury announces its decision, possibly at around 1 p.m.

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CAIR Urges Repudiation of Racist, Anti-Muslim Messages Left at Vermont Democratic Party Office

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/12/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Vermont’s political and religious leaders to repudiate racist and anti-Muslim messages left at a Democratic Party office in that state.

An envelope containing images supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and attacking Jews, Muslims and Mexicans was slid under the door of the Vermont Democratic Party campaign field office in Bennington, Vt.

SEE: Racist Images Left at Democratic Headquarters in Bennington

“These hate messages are the inevitable result of the toxic rhetoric used in the presidential campaign and should be repudiated by all responsible political and religious leaders,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

He said CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide since Donald Trump began using Islamophobic rhetoric, including his call for a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States, his rhetorical attack on a Muslim “Gold Star” family, his false claim that “Islam hates us,” his refusal to rule out special IDs for American Muslims, and his willingness to consider closing down American mosques.

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