Join representatives of CAIR, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and MAS-PACE at a town hall meeting in Falls Church, Va., on the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban 2.0. Learn how the ban impacts your civil rights. The event will also include a free “Citizenship Application Clinic.”
WHEN: March 17, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, 3159 Row Street, Falls Church, VA 22044
(CLEVELAND, OH, 3/16/17) - On Saturday April 1, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OHIO) will hold its 15th Annual Civil Rights Banquet, with the theme "Uniting America: Building Bridges, Not Walls!" at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence.
Banquet speakers include Nihad Awad, CAIR-National Co-Founder and Executive Director; Imam Johari Abdul Malik of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia, and keynote speaker Dr. Daniel P. Tokaji, a constitutional scholar from The Ohio State University.
At the event, CAIR will present the I-CAIR Solidarity Award to April Stoltz, long-time Lakewood community activist, for her pioneering work on the “Teatime for Peace” program, which helps breakdown stereotypes and builds friends and allies across traditional divides. Originally conceived in 2015 in response to the hateful rhetoric against Muslims during the presidential campaign, the program encourages one-on-one conversations in a group “teatime” setting and can be used to build bonds of compassion and understanding with those communities who have often been treated as the “other” by the larger society.
WHAT: CAIR-OHIO, Cleveland Chapter, 15th Annual Civil Rights Banquet
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 5:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Reception 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio 44131
CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216.830.2247 or 216.440.2247, E-Mail:
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/15/2017) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed an order issued by a federal judge in Hawaii blocking President Trump’s new “Muslim Ban 2.0” executive order..
That presidential executive order, issued March 6, preserved major components of the original Muslim ban, including halting new visas and green cards for people from six majority-Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – stopping all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days and limiting total refugee admissions. The ban was set to go into effect just after midnight tonight.
Today’s federal court order stated in part: "The illogic of the Government's contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed.”
It also stated: "Any reasonable, objective observer would conclude, as does the Court for purposes of the instant Motion for TRO, that the stated secular purpose of the Executive Order is, at the very least, ‘secondary to a religious objective’ of temporarily suspending the entry of Muslims."
(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 3/15/17) - The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today called on the administration of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) to meet with representatives of the Muslim community to discuss its social media policy after a teacher apparently sent out virulently anti-Muslim statements on Twitter.
* “I do not want people who are at war with me (dar so Harb) in my country”
* “Embrace Islam and you embrace death”
Some Tweets also included highly sensitive photos of mutilated children and the comment “Islam did this.”
“We find it repugnant that a public school teacher would use social media to promote hatred of the faith practiced by a significant number of the district’s student population,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll. “In order to ensure that that this type of incident does not happen again, we will seek to meet with HISD administration to review its social media policy and to consider sensitivity training for its staff.”