CAIR Welcomes Decision by Texas Agency to Drop Anti-Muslim Police Trainer

(HOUSTON, TX  5/18/18) – The Houston Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX, Houston) today welcomed the decision by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to stop approving educational credit for officers taking anti-Muslim “training” with conspiracy theorist John Guandolo.   SEE: In reversal, Texas agency says ex-FBI agent who called Islam “barbaric and evil” can’t train […]

CAIR-Minnesota: Somali Business Community, Muslim Faith Leaders to Call Out Politicians for Scapegoating, Grandstanding

Groups say harmful bills, rhetoric about Money Services Businesses endanger Minnesota’s African immigrant, Muslim communities WHAT: Later today, Minnesota’s Somali Business Community and Muslim Faith Leaders will hold a news conference to call out the cynical attempt to use African immigrant and Muslim communities as a political football in the final days of the legislative session. The […]

Nihad Awad, National Executive Director

Nihad Awad is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. He has been frequently interviewed on national and international media such as CNN, BBC World Service, PBS, C-SPAN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Voice of America and Al-Jazeerah. CAIR […]

CAIR-Kansas Welcomes Guilty Verdict in Militia Terror Plot Against Muslims

(KANSAS CITY, KS, 4/18/18) – The Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) today welcomed a guilty verdict for three right-wing militiamen who plotted to massacre Muslim refugees living in an apartment complex in that state. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen face life in prison for charges related to use of weapons […]

CAIR Offers Condolences on Death of Muslim Civil Rights Activist Eric E. Vickers

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/18/2018) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences to the family and loved ones of Muslim civil rights activist and attorney Eric E. Vickers who died recently at the age of 65. Vickers accepted Islam while in law school and became prominent […]

CAIR to Release Report Showing ‘Concrete Evidence’ That Trump’s Muslim Ban Resulted in Islamophobic Discrimination, Violence

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/17/2018) – On Monday, April 23, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will release a one-of-its-kind report showing “concrete evidence” that the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban resulted in increased anti-Muslim discrimination and violence nationwide in the past year. CAIR’s 2018 civil rights report will outline hundreds of […]

Governor Brown Appoints CAIR-Sacramento Valley Director to State Census Committee

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) is pleased to announce that Basim Elkarra, the executive director at CAIR’s Sacramento Valley chapter, has been appointed to the California Complete Count Census Committee by Governor Jerry Brown. The statewide panel is comprised of 25 community members tasked with guiding California’s outreach for the […]

CAIR-MI to Announce Filing of Two Civil Rights Complaints Against Michigan Department of Corrections

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 4/17/18) – On Wednesday, April 18, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR-MI) will hold a noon press conference to discuss the recent filing of two civil rights complaints against the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) for discriminatory actions against a pregnant Muslim woman in their custody.  WHAT: Press Conference Announcing […]