#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2019, CAIR Announces Landmark Anti-BDS Law and Watchlist Legal Victories, Releases ‘Hijacked by Hate’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/8/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the latest “CAIR Snapshots” video highlighting a quarter century of “defending, educating and empowering the American Muslim community.”

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.]

Today’s final #CAIRSnapshots features how in 2019, CAIR announced a landmark legal victory for Bahia Amawi, a Texas speech language pathologist who lost her job because she refused to sign a "No Boycott of Israel" clause. A federal judge issued an opinion striking down H.B. 89, the Texas Anti-BDS Act, as facially unconstitutional. CAIR is actively challenging similar measures around the country, including in Arizona and Maryland.

Earlier this year CAIR released a groundbreaking report, "Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network," listing the philanthropic foundations that were used by anonymous special interest donors to funnel almost $125 million to anti-Muslim hate groups between 2014 and 2016.

Also in 2019, CAIR announced "complete victory" in a constitutional challenge to federal watchlist after a federal court judge rules that the government has unconstitutionally failed to provide watchlisted persons with notice and an opportunity for individuals to challenge their status.

#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2019, CAIR Announces Landmark Anti-BDS Law and Watchlist Legal Victories, Releases ‘Hijacked by Hate’

https://youtu.be/F-R3Qr964YA

BACKGROUNDER:

Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network

http://www.islamophobia.org/reports/243-hijacked-by-hate-american-philanthropy-and-the-islamophobia-network.html

Video: CAIR ‘Complete Victory’ in Challenge to Federal Terror Watchlist

https://youtu.be/7PwbE4lcq68

BREAKING: CAIR Wins Landmark First Amendment Victory Striking Down Texas Anti-BDS Law

https://www.cair.com/breaking_cair_wins_landmark_first_amendment_victory_striking_down_texas_anti_bds_law

The #CAIRSnapshots campaign is just one of many activities and initiatives leading up to CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on November 9.

CAIR’s gala will feature special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda Sarsour, State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.

Disclaimer: All funds solicited in connection with this event are for CAIR, and not for Ilhan Omar or Ilhan Omar for Congress.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 

 


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