(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a series of deadly terror attacks on a Tunisian tourist resort, a French gas factory and a mosque in Kuwait.
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
"We join the world community in condemning these appalling attacks on ordinary people going about their daily lives. Such cowardly attempts to create fear and hatred will only result in universal revulsion at the attackers' monstrous agenda and twisted mindset."
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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(CLEVELAND, OH, 6/26/15) - On Monday June 29, the Cleveland Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair and Just Cleveland and the Cleveland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will hold a joint press conference to announce the filing of an amicus (friend of the court) brief in US Federal District Court in the matter of United States v. City of Cleveland (1:15-cv-01946).
[NOTE: The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) is a founding member of the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair and Just Cleveland.]
In the brief to be filed Monday, the civil rights groups will seek to address serious concerns about certain aspects of the Settlement Agreement reached between the City of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding that department's finding on December 4, 2014.
The DOJ finding, which resulted from an almost two-year investigation, found a pattern and practice of unconstitutional conduct by the Cleveland Division of Police, including excessive use of force in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Civil rights group views vandalism as part of spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/24/15) – The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-IA) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate apparently bias-motivated vandalism of a Muslim-owned house in Cedar Rapids as a hate crime.
CAIR-IA reports that the house, which is under reconstruction following flood damage, was vandalized with hate graffiti such as "f**k Muslim" and "You will be killed here." When a CAIR-IA representative went to the scene to investigate the incident, she was called a "raghead" and "f**king Muslim" by a local resident.
SEE: Photos of Hate Vandalism
The site of the vandalism is only three blocks away from one of the oldest mosques in America.
CAIR-St Louis, Law Firm to Welcome Judge's Ruling in Favor of Religious Clothing for Taxi Driver
(ST. LOUIS, MO, 6/23/15) – On Wednesday, June 24, the Law Office of Drew Baebler and the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) will hold a press conference in response to a Missouri judge's ruling in favor of Muslim taxi driver's right to wear religious attire while at work.
WHAT: Press Conference for Raja Naeem Vs. Metropolitan Taxicab Commission
WHERE: 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, 10 N Tucker Blvd, St. Louis MO 63101
WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.