CAIR-Kansas to Join Wichita Vigil for Muslim Victims of North Carolina Shootings

CAIR-KS-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/19/15) -- On Friday, February 20, the Kansas chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join Wichita State University's Muslim Student Association and the Global Awareness Student Project at a vigil to honor the memory of three young Muslims who were killed in Chapel Hill, N.C., and to give the community an opportunity to stand in unity against hate and violence.


CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at News Conference Before Burial of Chapel Hill Murder Victims


CAIR-New Jersey, Muslim Leaders to Hold Prayer Vigil for Victims of Chapel Hill Murders

CAIR-logo(South Plainfield, NJ, 2/12/15) – The New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and Muslim leaders and organizations from the state will hold a prayer vigil Friday for the three young Muslims who were shot in the head in Chapel Hill, N.C.


D.C. Vigil for Muslim Victims of North Carolina Shootings

(Deah-Yusor-Razan-thumbnailWASHINGTON, D.C., 2/11/15) – On Thursday, February 12, representatives of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join other concerned community members at a vigil in honor of three young Muslims who were killed "execution style" yesterday in Chapel Hill, N.C.


CAIR-CT Welcomes Waterbury School Board's Recognition of Muslim Holidays

CAIR-logo(HARTFORD, CT, 2/6/15) -- The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) today welcomed the recognition of Muslim school holidays by the Waterbury Board of Education.


CAIR Welcomes Minnesotans Arlene El-Amin and Lori Saroya to National Board

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/2/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed two new additions to its national board of directors. Arlene El-Amin and Lori Saroya, both from Minnesota, bring years of civil rights, nonprofit and community serviceexperience to the Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy group.


Sacramento Muslims Stand with Jewish Community in Wake of Hate Vandalism

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 2/2/15) – The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today expressed the Muslim community's solidarity with the Jewish community following hate vandalism of a UC Davis Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, which was painted with Nazi swastikas Saturday.


Arrest Made Following Threat to CAIR-San Diego

CAIR-logo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 1/30/15) -- The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) said today that a local man has been arrested for threatening the Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. The threat was allegedly made in a phone call to CAIR-San Diego that threatened the use of firearms.


News Conference, Rally to Kick Off 'Texas Muslim Capitol Day'

Texas-State-Capito-building(Houston, Texas, 1/28/15) -- On Thursday, January 29, Muslims from across the state will hold a news conference and rally to kick off "Texas Muslim Capitol Day" organized by the Texas chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas), the nation's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Numerous other civic organizations are supporting the event, which is expected to draw some 1,000 Muslims for meetings with lawmakers.


CAIR-MN to Co-Host Event on CVE - Countering Violent Extremism

CAIR-MN-logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 1/27/15) -- On Friday, January 30, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law will hold a community educational event on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), "Understanding Minnesota's 'Countering Violent Extremism' Pilot Program: The Dangers of Reliance on a Debunked Theory of Terrorism."