(SAN DIEGO, CA, 8/4/15) – On Tuesday, August 4, a man arrested, for threatening the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will appear in court for a readiness conference.
John David Weissinger, the 53-year-old suspect, was arrested, and let out on bail on charges of making a criminal threat and possessing, buying or selling an illegal large-capacity ammunition magazine. Weissinger was released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for his readiness or settlement conference.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/3/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the Christian community in New Mexico following a pair of bombings yesterday targeting churches in that state.
CAIR also urged that the bombings be investigated as possible hate crimes and that local police step up patrols in the vicinity of both churches.
The blasts occurred about a half hour apart in Las Cruces, N.M., near Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church. No one was hurt in the explosions.
SEE: Sunday Morning Explosions at 2 NM Churches Stun Congregants
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/31/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address the growing number of businesses nationwide that have been declared a “Muslim-free zone.”
CAIR said the latest such declarations came from businesses in New York and Kentucky. Previous “Muslim-free zones” have been declared in Florida, Arkansas and New Hampshire.
SEE: NY Store Owner Refuses to Sell Guns to Muslims
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/31/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that it is partnering with Beats, Rhymes, & Relief and other organizations on the #BMORESUCCESSFUL campaign - an interactive day celebrating community and culture as Baltimore City youth prepare for the 2015-16 school year.