(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/21/16) – On Monday, September 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join with Maryland’s Jewish community to assemble “blessing bags” for the homeless.
WHAT: Jewish-Muslim Governor’s Day to Serve
WHEN: Monday, September 26, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208
The event will include an interfaith discussion on social justice facilitated by the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies (ICJS).
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/21/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today demanded an independent investigation and for police accountability after a Charlotte, N.C., police officer fatally shot an African-American man while serving a warrant for a different person. Police claim the man they shot had a gun, while family members say he did not own a weapon.
Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was fatally shot by an African-American officer at an apartment complex on the city's northeast side. Scott’s daughter says that her father was unarmed and that he was sitting in the car reading a book waiting on his son to get off a bus from school. Protests erupted following the shooting.
(ATLANTA, GA, 9/21/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today announced that it has withdrawn its request for a federal investigation into Newton County's moratorium on houses of worship, which the Board of Commissioners allowed to expire today.
"We thank Newton County's elected officials, clergy and residents for uniting in support of religious freedom," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "So long as the county treats all houses of worship fairly and equally going forward, there will be no need for any outside legal intervention."
CAIR-GA, the Georgia NAACP, the ACLU of Georgia, Project South and 30 other organizations had previously called on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate Newton County for religious discrimination after the moratorium delayed a planned mosque and cemetery.
(NEW YORK, NY, 9/20/16) – On Wednesday, September 21, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) will join other Muslim organizations at a news conference to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the city of Yonkers, N.Y., alleging discriminatory use of landmark laws to hinder long-planned construction of a mosque.
WHAT: Yonkers Muslims to Sue City for Obstructing Construction of Mosque
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC, 233 Broadway, Suite 801, New York, NY 10279