CAIR-Chicago Calls for Community Alert After Threats to Mosque

CAIR-logoCAIR-Chicago is working with local law enforcement and the FBI Chicago office on recent social media violent threats against a south suburban mosque.


Hundreds of Texas Muslims to Lobby Lawmakers

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(Houston, Texas, 1/23/15) -- On Thursday, January 29, some 1,000 Muslims will meet with state lawmakers in Austin as part of the bi-annual "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.


CAIR Concerned About Changes to Religious Holidays in Maryland County's School Calendar

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/20/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed concern about a recent vote by the Howard County Public School System's Board of Education's to modify the 2015-16 academic calendar in response to concerns from the Muslim community.


CAIR Condemns Racist Graffiti Targeting Maryland Woman's Home

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/20/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist graffiti spray-painted on the garage door of woman's home in Chevy Chase, Md.


CAIR to Join D.C. Vigil to Remember Victims of Boko Haram Massacre

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/16/15) - On Sunday, January 18, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join other concerned citizens at a vigil to remember victims of the terrorist group Boko Haram's latest massacre in Nigeria.


CAIR Reps Speak at White House Rally on Gitmo Anniversary

On Sunday, January 11, CAIR staff joined a coalition of human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantanamo attorneys, 9-11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities at a rally outside the White House. After the rally, the protesters marched through the streets of D.C. to the National Archives to mark the 13th anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. [More information]

 

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Sacramento Muslims to Hold Peace Rally for Victims of Paris Terror Attack

CAIR-logo(SACRAMENTO, CA, 1/8/15) - On Friday, January 9th, the Sacramento Valley Muslim community will hold a peace rally for the murdered victims of the Paris shooting attack.


CAIR Offers Condolences on Passing of Dr. Maher Hathout

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/3/2015) - The board and staff of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered sincere condolences on the passing of Dr. Maher Hathout, who died last night at the age of 79. Dr. Hathout, a longtime leader of the Islamic Center of Southern California and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was nationally and internationally respected as a pioneering advocate for American Muslim empowerment and outreach to other faith communities. 


CAIR-MN Welcomes Jaylani Hussein as Executive Director

Jaylani-at-US-CapitolThe Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today announced its new executive director, Jaylani Hussein. He previously served as CAIR-MN's outreach director.


CAIR Joins Maryland Faith Leaders in Condemning Hate Graffiti

MD-vandalism(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/29/14) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined Maryland faith leaders in condemning hateful graffiti spray-painted in a Montgomery County neighborhood over the holiday weekend.