(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/18/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked Muslim community leaders nationwide to consider instituting additional safety measures for prayers and other activities following revelations of a recent FBI bulletin warning that “militia extremists” may begin targeting Muslim institutions, including mosques and community centers.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/18/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, yesterday hosted a one-day summit in Alexandria, Va., on “Confronting the Threat of Islamophobia.”
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/16/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered condolences on the passing of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who died Saturday at age 75 after a brief illness.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/13/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that an Oklahoma survival equipment store has joined the growing number of businesses nationwide that have declared themselves “Muslim-free.”
CAIR also questioned why, despite repeated requests for action, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has remained silent on the “clearly illegal” religious ban, which the Washington-based group compared to “whites only” businesses excluding African-Americans prior to the Civil Rights Movement.
The Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store in Oktaha, Okla., has a sign in its window stating it is a “Muslim free establishment.” The sign also states, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone,” which is the same language used by businesses that refused to serve African-American customers in the 1950s.