(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that anti-Islam activist Frank Gaffney, whose Center for Security Policy sponsored a Capitol Hill rally this month featuring presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, recently hosted “white supremacist” Jared Taylor on Gaffney’s “Secure Freedom” Radio program.
CAIR-Florida files a discrimination charge against the Ocala Denny's restaurant with the EEOC
(OCALA, Fla., 9/30/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida (CAIR-Florida) has announced that it has filed a religious discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the discriminatory practices of an Ocala Denny's restaurant toward a Muslim former employee, Marlondejuan Guy, by denying him the right to wear a Kufi, or religious head covering.
Guy is a former server at EYM Diner of Florida, LLC, an Ocala-based Denny's franchise restaurant. While employed at Denny's, he was prohibited from working the day shift because he wears a kufi. He was repeatedly advised by his managers that he would be able to work the more lucrative day shift if he took off his kufi. Guy was the only Muslim employee at this Denny's location in Ocala, Fla., and also the only server prohibited from working the day shift.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/30/2015) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold two “Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics” in October.
The first clinic will be on October 3 as part of the Day of Dignity Event at Masjid Nur in Minneapolis and the second will be on October 29 at the Scott County Government Center in Shakopee co-sponsored by the Scott County Law Library. Both clinics will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, housing, family law, consumer debt, and employment. The clinics will be staffed by volunteer attorneys, CAIR – Minnesota staff and volunteer law students.
WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/28/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Republican National Committee (RNC) to repudiate GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson’s stated willingness to consider religion as probable cause for searches.
Appearing yesterday on ABC's "This Week," Carson said he “would certainly be willing to listen to somebody” argue that the religion of Middle Eastern refugees should be considered probable cause for searches or emails or cell phone calls.