(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/21/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, is calling on Republican presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (WI) to apologize for his claim that there are only a "handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam." Walker made that false claim while campaigning in New Hampshire.
“These types of inaccurate statements reflect a lack of understanding of Islam and Muslims that is, frankly, not presidential,” said CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw. “If Mr. Walker believes only a ‘handful’ of Muslims are moderate or reasonable, then he is ignoring the very clear reality that violent extremists murder more Muslims than they do people of any other faith.”
(CINCINNATI, OHIO, 8/21/2015) - The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) was presented with the 2014 “Outstanding Case of the Year Award” yesterday by the Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) for its work on a civil rights employment case in 2013-2014.
The case involved 23 workers who were fired from the DHL Global Mail facility in Hebron, Ky., for seeking their religious rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The workers were fired for insisting on their right to have flexible break times so they could perform their religious duty to pray at prescribed times during the day. CAIR-Cincinnati was able to bring the case to a successful conclusion for the workers.
(WEST RICHLAND, WA, 8/20/2015) – On Friday, August 21, members of the Muslim community from the Tri-Cities area will attend an “Advocacy 101” training in West Richland and then meet with a staff member from Senator Maria Cantwell’s Central Washington office and with Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Andy Miller at the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities.
The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) is organizing the training and meetings as part of its initiative to organize monthly gatherings in cities statewide between local Muslim leaders and activists and media professionals and officials in all levels of government.
(COLUMBUS, OH, 8/20/2015) – The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today filed an employment discrimination complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission over the Columbus police department’s refusal to hire Muslim women officers who wear religious head scarves, or hijab.