(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 11/21/15) – On Sunday, November 22, the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) will join interfaith partners at a silent candlelight vigil for all those suffering from violence - the families and the countries, the victims and perpetrators, ourselves and others.
When: Sunday, Nov. 22, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: University of the Incarnate Word, by the Peace Pole on Dubuis Lawn
What: Candle Light Silent Vigil
PLEASE BRING A CANDLE WITH YOU
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 11/20/15) - The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) today called for stepped-up security by local police after a man trespassed at the Islamic Center of San Antonio, cursing worshipers about their religion.
Following the incident, a school associated with the mosque cancelled classes for the rest of the week as they review safety measures. The intruder was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing on private property
“We urge local law enforcement authorities to step up patrols in the area of the mosque and to meet with Muslim community leaders to discuss enhancing security measures,” said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain.
Husain said the incident is just part of a backlash against the American Muslim community since the recent terror attacks in Paris.
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/20/15) – The San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SD) has received multiple complaints about an assault that allegedly occurred yesterday afternoon at the San Diego State University campus. According to reports, a female Muslim student was attacked, hate statements were made and her headscarf (hijab) was pulled off.
SEE: Alert From SDSU
The incident may be related to the backlash against the American Muslim community since the recent terror attacks in Paris.
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.
(ANAHEIM, CA, 11/20/15) – The Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for an investigation of an anti-Islam post on Instagram by a person who is shown posing in a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) uniform standing next to a patrol car, suggesting he is a sergeant with that department.
The apparent LAPD officer, with the username "la_5_o,” posted an image on his Instagram account entitled, "Japan keeps Islam at bay by putting restriction on Islam and ALL Muslims." The anti-Muslim information in the viral image has been debunked by experts. In commenting on the image, the “officer” wrote, "maybe something can be learned from this photo?"