CAIR-AZ Holds First-Ever Day of Justice

AZ-day-of-justice(TEMPE, AZ, 5/12/14) -- The Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) in conjunction with Islamic Community Center of Tempe held the first ever "Day of Justice" event this past weekend.

CAIR-MN Board Chair Kausar Hussain Receives Leadership Award

CAIR-MN-chair(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/12/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today announced that its board chair Kausar Hussain has received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM). CAPM is a state agency created by the Minnesota Legislature to advise the governor on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

Good News: Congress Acts on Burma Persecution of Muslims, NSA Spying, Unchecked War Authorities

US-Capitol-buildingThe second week of May included several congressional victories and prospects for the American Muslim community and all those people of conscience who support civil liberties and human rights for all people.

CAIR Rep Trains Md. Law Enforcement, Community Leaders on Security for Houses of Worship

Zainab-COVE-conf(BALTIMORE, MD, 5/8/14) -- Zainab Chaudry, chair of the Maryland outreach office of CAIR, earlier this week provided training on threat and security assessment at houses of worship to law enforcement and community members at the Coalition Opposed to Violence and Extremism's (COVE) 2014 Hate Crimes Summit held at Towson University in Maryland.

CAIR-Cleveland to Host 12th Annual Banquet

Thomas-Jeffersons-Quran(CLEVELAND, OH, 5/7/14) - On Sunday May 11, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) will hold its twelfth annual civil rights banquet with the theme "Faith in Freedom" at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence, Ohio.

CAIR Helps NY Muslim Wrestler Obtain NCAA Waiver for Beard

NCAA-Logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/5/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that a Muslim wrestler at the University at Buffalo in New York has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to wear a beard he believes is required by his faith.

CAIR-NY Holds First Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium

NY-MYLS-14(NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) held its 1st Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) this past Friday and Saturday at the CUNY School of Law in Long Island City, Queens.

CAIR-NY Welcomes Salman Hamdani Way Street Naming Ceremony

SalmanHamdani Blog(NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed a street naming ceremony for Salman Hamdani Way on 204th street in Bayside, Queens in honor of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, the 23-year-old certified EMT and NYPD cadet who lost his life as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks. 

CAIR-MN to Cosponsor 'Tolerance and the Fear of Islam' Interfaith Dialogue in Little Falls

CAIR-MN-logoEvent prompted by appearance of anti-Muslim hate group leader last year

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 4/25/14) -- On Tuesday, April 29, interfaith leaders and community members will gather in Little Falls, Minn., for a community dialogue on "Tolerance and the Fear of Islam." Event sponsors include: Little Falls Partners for Peace, Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, Building Blocks of Islam, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).

California Muslims Lobby Lawmakers in Sacramento

CAIR-CA-MDAC(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/24/2014) - This past Tuesday, April 22, almost 200 Muslims from across California held more than 70 advocacy meetings with elected officials and their staff in Sacramento as part of the third annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) organized by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.