FIBA ready to review head covering rule for basketball players

Bilqis-Abdul-QaadirBy Indian Express

Trying to douse the hurt sentiments of Sikh and Muslim players, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is ready to review its rule which prevents cagers from wearing headgear for religious reasons.

Bay Area Family That Lost 30 Relatives in Israeli Attack to Accept Condolences Tonight

CAIR-logo(SANTA CLARA, CA, 7/25/14) -- This evening, the California relatives of a Palestinian family who lost 30 relatives in an Israeli attack over the weekend will receive condolences and hold a memorial service at the Blossom Valley Muslim Community Center in San Jose.

Washington State Muslims Deliver Eid Gifts to Neighbors

Eid-card-print-online(SEATTLE, WA, 7/25/2014) -- Muslims statewide will visit their neighbors of other faiths and backgrounds on Sunday (July 27), Monday (July 28) and Tuesday (July 29) to deliver Eid ul-Fitr greetings and gifts as part of a statewide initiative by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington State (CAIR-WA) marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

HRW report: FBI encouraged, paid Muslims to plot attacks

FBI-jacketAgence France Presse

The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published Monday.

Cincinnati Muslims Feed Homeless in Ramadan

Cincinnati-muslims-serving(CINCINNATI, 7/21/14) -- On July 20, 2014 the Cincinnati Muslim community, organized by CAIR-Cincinnati and other area Muslim organizations, worked to feed the homeless in the fasting month of Ramadan during its twelvth annual "Ramadan in Over-the-Rhine" project.

Oklahoma Muslims to Call for Gaza Ceasefire, Justice

CAIR-logo(TULSA, OK, 7/16/14) -- On Friday, July 18, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will join other Oklahoma Muslim groups in calling for an immediate ceasefire to prevent loss of innocent lives in Gaza and for a just and comprehensive resolution to the Middle East conflict.

CAIR-St. Louis to Co-Sponsor 1st Interfaith Youth Ramadan Iftar

interfaith-youth-iftar(ST. LOUIS, MO., 7/10/2014) -- On Thursday, July 17, The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) and Interfaith Quest will host the city's first-ever interfaith youth Ramadan fast-breaking (iftar) dinner in an effort to promote mutual understanding.

CAIR-San Antonio to Host 11th Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar

CAIR-logo(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 7/10/14) – On Saturday, July 12, the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) will host its 11th Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar. An "iftar" is the meal eaten after sunset to break the fast each day during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

CAIR Update on Florida Teen Brutally Beaten by Israeli forces

rally-for-tariq-khdeir(TAMPA, FL 7/5/14) – Yesterday, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) called on the U.S. Department of State to demand that Israel immediately release 15-year-old Florida high school student Tariq Khdeir after he was brutally beaten and held by Israeli forces. Khdeir's beating was captured on video. He is a cousin of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir.  

CAIR-TX Supports Ms. Buthayna Hammad's First Amendment Rights and Freedom of Expression

CAIR-logo(Houston, TX, July 2, 2014) -- The Houston, Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX) joins with other community members and organizations in support of Ms. Buthayna Hammad's right to exhibit, display, and fly the Palestinian flag freely, and to express herself in the public square as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.