(HARTFORD, CT, 11/19/2015) – The Connecticut office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) is calling on police around the state to increase patrols near mosques and for Muslim community leaders to review security protocols.
CAIR-CT made that call after shots were fired at a Meriden, Conn., mosque. The FBI is investigating the incident.
“We are extremely concerned about these latest developments in our state and about a growing trend of hate crimes against Muslims and mosques around the country,” said CAIR-CT Executive Director Mongi Dhaouadi. “Local law enforcement has a duty to protect residents and to keep houses of worship safe from these attacks.”
CAIR-CT is planning several meetings with Muslim leaders and community members to discuss safety measures and to hear their concerns.
(KANSAS CITY, KS, 11/19/15) – The Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) today called on that state’s political and religious leaders to repudiate the bigoted and Islamophobic views expressed by Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn in a slide presentation to a session of the county commissioners.
At Wednesday’s commission meeting, Peterjohn, saying he was providing a “public warning for citizens,” offered a slide show of people who are named Mohammed who have committed crimes.
“It is disingenuous, to say the least, to compile a list of actions by individuals named ‘Mohammed,’ one of the most common names in the world, and use that as an indication of guilt by association of Muslims and the Islamic faith,” said CAIR-Kansas Board Chairman Moussa Elbayoumy. “These inflammatory remarks add to the increasingly Islamophobic atmosphere in American society, and can lead to acts of violence and intimidation targeting American Muslims and their institutions.”
(San Diego, CA, 11/18/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relation - San Diego Office(CAIR-SD), reported today that last Friday evening, a visibly pregnant women was allegedly assaulted in San Diego.
A Muslim woman was wearing a headscarf (Hijab), and was with her other child in a stroller when the alleged perpetrator shoved the stroller her child was in causing it to strike her pregnant abdomen.
The incident was allegedly caught on video camera, footage is believed to be in the possession of the San Diego Police Department.
Recently CAIR issued a release asking nation’s leaders to repudiate Islamophobia after spike in Anti-Muslim incidents following the Paris terror attacks. Shots fired at Conn. mosque, Okla. man shot after threatening Muslims, N.C. Uber driver hit after being asked if he is Muslim, ‘Middle Eastern’ passengers removed from flight.
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.
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 11/18/15) – On Thursday, November 19, the Florin Japanese American Citizen's League and the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), along with several other interfaith and civil rights organizations in Sacramento, will hold a press conference in response to recent anti-refugee statements, including a Virginia mayor’s favorable reference to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
WHAT: Press Conference to Respond to Anti-Refugee Sentiments, Va. Mayor’s Internment Remark
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Buddhist Church of Florin, 7235 Pritchard Road, Sacramento (Off of Florin Road between Power Inn Road and the railroad tracks.)