CAIR-DFW Asks Texas Sheriff to Reaffirm Commitment to Equal Justice After Islamophobic Rant

chapter logos texas(DALLAS, TX, 5/23/2017) -- The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called on Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree to reaffirm his commitment to equal justice for all county residents regardless of faith, ethnicity or national origin following revelation of an Islamophobic rant on his Facebook page.

On May 22, Sheriff Murphree posted a statement on Facebook filled with inaccurate and stereotypical claims apparently targeting all Muslims, not just the tiny minority who commit acts of violence.

Writing in reference to yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester, Sheriff Murphree wrote in part:

“This is what happens when you disarm your citizens. When you open your borders without the proper vetting. When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you. . .When you give up your city's and your neighborhoods to a religious ideology that says you must convert or die.”

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Muslim Civil Rights Group Launches ‘Inspired to CAIR’ Video Series

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/22/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today published the first of a planned series of short videos with the theme “Inspired to CAIR” and featuring that group’s representatives explaining why they are inspired serve the Muslim community and the cause of civil rights. #InspiredToCAIR

Today’s first “Inspired to CAIR” video features CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush.

WATCH - 'Inspired to CAIR' Video: CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush

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CAIR to Offer Ramadan 'Know Your Rights as an Employee' Webinar

CAIR National logo(WASHINGTON, DC, 5/22/2017) – On Thursday, May 25, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will offer a ‘Know Your Rights as an Employee’ informational webinar at 8 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will help individuals better understand their legal rights in the workplace. It will address common questions for American Muslims as they attempt to balance their obligations at work while also making the most of the blessed month of Ramadan.

CAIR attorneys will discuss legal rights and best practices for seeking workplace accommodations such as prayer, breaking the Ramadan fast, religious attire, and holidays.

WHAT: 'Know Your Rights as an Employee' Webinar

WHEN: Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. EDT

REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8669148190531449603

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CAIR: U.S. Muslims Urged to Hold ‘Fast Forward’ Interfaith Iftars During Ramadan

CAIR National logoCAIR to offer community webinar on ‘Planning a ‘Fast Forward’ Interfaith Iftar this Ramadan’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/22/17) -- On or about Saturday, May 27,* the Muslim community in America and around the world will begin the month-long fast of Ramadan (rom-a-don).

 [*NOTE: Because the beginning of Islamic lunar months depends on the actual sighting of the new moon, the start and end dates for Ramadan may vary. Consult local Muslim communities for the beginning and end dates of Ramadan.]

Because of the rising level of Islamophobia nationwide in recent months, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization -- is urging local mosques to host “Fast Forward” interfaith “iftars,” or fast-breaking meals. #FastForwardIftar

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