(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/16/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is seeking applicants for its annual scholarship honoring the life and work of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
Muslim civil rights group offers $1,000 reward for leads in case resulting in conviction of the perpetrator
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/15/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of an attack on a Muslim woman in New York. (UPDATE: The victim is from Maryland.)
(DALLAS, TEXAS, 7/15/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ North Texas chapter (CAIR-DFW) held their first-ever community partners iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking) dinner last night in Richardson, Texas.
In attendance were representatives of various community organizations, elected officials, law enforcement officers, and community leaders.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/14/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today said it has joined 41 other organizations in raising concerns about the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2899).
That bill will be the topic of a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 15. If adopted, the legislation would create a new assistant secretary position in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provide $40 million spread over four years to fund an Office for Countering Violent Extremism.