Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Names CAIR-MN’s Jaylani Hussein ‘Visionary Leader’

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/25/15) — The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) yesterday presented its annual “Visionary Leader” Award to Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). That award is presented to individuals who demonstrate “the ability to develop and implement creative and effective organizational leadership strategies” and who […]

CAIR: Oklahoma Muslim Youth to Participate in Leadership Symposium on Challenging Islamophobia

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 6/4/15) — Beginning Friday June 12, the Oklahoma chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host its 7th annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City. The three-day leadership program for Muslim high school and college students will focus on challenging Islamophobia in both social and […]

Anti-Islam Bills Die in Texas Legislature

CAIR GOOD NEWS ALERT: Anti-Islam Bills Die in Texas Legislature (DALLAS, HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, 6/3/15) – The Texas office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas) today applauded the failure of anti-Islam bills in that state’s legislature. The legislature adjourned without passing the House and Senate versions of the so-called “Anti-Foreign Law” bills. CAIR-Texas says […]

CAIR Joins Coalition Letter Opposing Bills Aimed at Patriot Act Reauthorization

CAIR Joins Coalition Letter Opposing Bills Aimed at Patriot Act Reauthorization CAIR yesterday joined a coalition of more than 50 civil society organizations in letter addressed to Senate leadership in opposition to Senators Burr and Feinstein’s respectively drafted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Improvements Act of 2015 and the FISA Reform Act of 2015, proposals that […]

CAIR Joins Nationwide Effort to Highlight Immigrant Impact on History and Future of America

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/28/15) – Today the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, announced its support of the second-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists, and thought leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants. “While nearly eight in […]

CAIR-MN to Hold Free Legal Clinic

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/26/15) – On Saturday, May 30, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic. The clinic will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, housing, family law, immigration, and employment. WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic WHEN: Saturday, May 30 […]

CAIR-DFW Seeks Hate Crime Probe of ‘No Muslims’ Texas Tech Vandalism

(DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX, 5/15/15) – The North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate “No Muslims” graffiti sprayed-painted on the seal of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) as a hate crime. CAIR-DFW also called for stepped-up protection for Muslim students and […]

California Muslim police officers allege harassment

by Halima Kazem, Al Jazeera America Patrolling around mosques and checking in on schools in the dangerous south side of town was second nature for Richmond, California, police officer Mujaheed Rasheed. “I felt like I could talk to people who were at their lowest point and reach out to them,” said Rasheed, who was born […]

CAIR, ALC Say SFPD Officer Broke City Law While Investigating with FBI

By Alex Emslie and Mina Kim, KQED News Two civil rights groups filed a complaint Wednesday alleging a San Francisco police inspector violated department rules and city law while working with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The complaint filed with the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints, comes in the context of a years-long […]