CAIR-Cleveland Asks Political, Religious Leaders to Condemn Anti-Arab, Neo-Nazi Vandalism of Home

CAIR logo(CLEVELAND, OHIO, 1/11/17) - The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) today called on area political and religious leaders to condemn anti-Arab and neo-Nazi vandalism of a Sylvania Township home.

On Tuesday, a local Arab-American Muslim family came home to find the words “F-ck Arabs” and a large Nazi swastika painted on the garage door of their home. Sylvania Township police are said to be investigating the incident.

SEE: Sylvania Township Family Finds Racist Graffiti on Garage

In a statement, CAIR-Cleveland Executive Director Julia Shearson said:

“We call on state and local religious and political leaders - including the Township Administrator - to condemn this incident in the strongest possible terms in order to reassure all diverse communities that hate-motivated attacks and vandalism are not welcome in our state or community.

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ACLU, ALC, and CAIR Urge Full Compliance with Laws Governing SFPD Work with the FBI

CAIR logo(SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 01/11/16) The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC), and the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) are urging the San Francisco Police Commission to ensure that the San Francisco Police Department comply with local civil rights protections when officers are cooperating with FBI agents in the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

The letter states in part:

“In short, nothing the FBI will or could say can interfere with the SFPD’s need at all times to comply with local intelligence gathering standards and protocols in DGO 8.10, as well as with the state constitutional right to privacy’s requirement not to create intelligence records absent reasonable suspicion (it is important to note that JTTF activities routinely involve activities where there is no reasonable suspicion). The need to follow our own state and local laws and policies — which were enacted to reflect our values and priorities — rather than the federal government’s was never more important that it will be under President Trump.”

SEE: Letter to SFPD [https://ca.cair.com/sfba/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017.01.05_ALC-CAIR-ACLU-NC-Ltr-re-SFPD-Participation-in-JTTF.pdf]

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CAIR-CT Action Alert: Contact Sen. Blumenthal to Thank Him for Highlighting Muslim Concerns

See Video: Sen. Blumenthal Grills AG Nominee Sessions

Please call the office of Sen. Richard Blumenthal to thank him for highlighting the concerns of Muslims during his questioning of Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions.

The number to call is (202) 224-2823

The questions raised by senator Blumenthal at this video were based on our meeting CAIR and mosque leaders had with him at the Islamic Society of Connecticut Mosque in December.

In the video Sen. Blumenthal grilled Sessions on his relationship with David Horowitz, the founder of an organization the Southern Poverty Law Center calls "the premier financier of anti-Muslim voices and radical ideologies."

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