CAIR Applauds Appointment of Rashad Hussain, Khizr Khan to Religious Freedom Posts

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/30/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded President Biden’s appointment of Rashad Hussain as nominee for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom and Khizr Khan as appointee for Commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).  SEE: President Biden Announces Intent to […]

CAIR Concerned by Removal of Anti-Racist Sign from Wisconsin Library

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/28/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed concern about the removal of an anti-racist sign from in front of a public library in Whitefish Bay, Wisc. SEE: Removal of Whitefish Bay Library Sign on Systemic Racism Draws Protest  https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/northshore/2021/07/28/whitefish-bay-residents-and-and-social-justice-group-protest-removal-sign-addressing-systematic-raci/5397628001/ The sign, […]

CAIR Calls for Review of Bias Cases Impacted by Alaska Assistant AG Who Left Job After Reportedly Posting Racist, Anti-Semitic Tweets

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/28/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Alaska Attorney General Treg R. Taylor to review any case involving racial or religious discrimination impacted by an outgoing Alaska assistant attorney general who reportedly posted a series of racist and anti-Semitic messages on Twitter. […]

CAIR Condemns Racist Stickers Posted in and Around Mexican Restaurants in North Carolina

(WASHINGTON, D.C. 7/28/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the posting of racist stickers in and around two Mexican restaurants in North Carolina. SEE: Police: Man placed racist stickers at Mexican restaurants in Cary  https://www.witn.com/2021/07/28/police-man-placed-racist-stickers-mexican-restaurants-cary/ Cary man charged with placing racist stickers at […]

CAIR Welcomes Conviction of Man Who Posted Neo-Nazi Materials at Nebraska Synagogue

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/27/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the conviction of a man who posted neo-Nazi stickers outside an Omaha synagogue. Jonathan Ziegler was found guilty of a hate crime and damaging property for the April vandalism at Temple Israel. SEE: Man […]

CAIR-NY Condemns 3rd in Series of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Queens, Urges Anyone with Info to Call Police

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 7/27/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned another anti-Muslim attack in Queens. The attack was the third in a series of anti-Muslim attacks carried out by the same alleged aggressor.   On July 25, the suspect harassed a 38-year-old Muslim woman on Sutphin Boulevard […]

Challenging Systemic Racism: CAIR Supports Removal of Confederate Monument in Tenn., Welcomes Del. Lawmaker Not Seeking Reelection After Anti-Asian Slur, Condemns N.C. Car Dealership’s Racist Post

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/27/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported the removal of a Confederate monument in Collierville, Tenn., welcomed the decision of a Delaware House member not to seek reelection after using an anti-Asian racial slur and condemned a North Carolina car dealership […]

CAIR Renews Call for State Department to Designate France Among Countries of Particular Concern After France Terminates Imams for Reciting Quran

Muslim Group Calls Out French Government’s Anti-Muslim State Discrimination, Islamophobia, Lack of Religious Freedom  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/26/2021) – The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today renewed its call on the U.S. Department of State to designate France among the Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) following the nation’s […]

CAIR Encourages Hilton Shareholders to Seek Answers on Plan to License Hotel on Site of Demolished Uyghur Mosque in Advance of July 29 Call

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/26/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on shareholders in Virginia-based Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE: HLT) to seek answers regarding the corporation’s agreement to license the construction a hotel on the site of a bulldozed mosque in the Uyghur region of China. Hilton plans […]

CAIR Cautions Biden Administration Against ‘Wait and See’ Attitude on Tunisian Democracy

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/26/21) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today cautioned the Biden administration against adopting a “wait and see” attitude on current threats to democracy in Tunisia similar to those faced by Egypt in 2013 and Turkey in 2016. On Sunday, Tunisian President Kais […]