FINAL: CAIR-SFBA Launches Online Muslim Voter Guide for City, County Ballot Measures

(SANTA CLARA, CA – 2/18/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), today launched an online voter guide for city and county ballot measures for the Muslim community.   This guide was designed to ensure that the community is informed as they head to the polls. It consists of CAIR-SFBA’s recommendations on various city and county ballot measures in […]

CAIR Welcomes Md. School’s Swift Response to Islamophobic Class Presentation, Bullying Incident

(BALTIMORE, MD, 2/18/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations today applauded the swift, multi-disciplinary response from administrators at Catonsville Middle School in Baltimore County, Md., after a series of disturbing events stemming from an Islamophobic FOX News video clip about the Muslim Ban that was shown to an 8th grade class last Friday. The teacher reportedly […]

CAIR Condemns Racist ‘Throws’ at Mississippi, Louisiana Parades

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist items thrown to children in the crowd at parades in Mississippi and Louisiana.  Two racist throws were reported: a black character magnet holding watermelon at a Gretna, La., parade and a black doll with a […]

CAIR Calls for Resignation of Islamophobic Indiana GOP Official Who Replaced Resigned Islamophobic Official

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for the resignation of a newly-appointed Indiana Republican official who has posted Islamophobic material online. In January, CAIR welcomed the resignation of Kokomo Common Council Member Greg Jones after Islamophobic posts to his Facebook page […]

CAIR-Ohio Files Federal Lawsuit to Reunite Family

(COLUMBUS, OHIO – 2/17/2020) — The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) announced today the filing of a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, on behalf of a U.S. citizen whose wife is stranded in Pakistan. The couple has been […]

CAIR Co-Sponsors Comprehensive Study of American Mosques

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/17/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), announced today that it is co-sponsoring the “2020 U.S. Mosque Survey,” a comprehensive study of mosques in America. Every decade, beginning in 2000, CAIR has joined other American Muslim organizations to gather information on mosque numbers, activities, programs, and organizational structure so that Muslim leaders and […]

CAIR-Sacramento, Attorneys, Hamid Hayat Welcome Government’s Dismissal of All Charges

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 2/14/20) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), Hamid Hayat and Hayat’s legal counsel today welcomed the exoneration of Hayat, a Lodi resident convicted in 2006 and wrongfully imprisoned for more than 13 years on terrorism-related charges. Hayat had faced a potential retrial by the government and today the […]

CAIR-NY & HNY Ferry Reach Settlement on Behalf of Three Muslim Families

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 02/14/2020) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and HNY Ferry, LLC (HNY Ferry) today announced that they have reached a settlement to resolve NYC Commission on Human Rights charges filed on behalf of three Muslim families.   In their charges, the Muslim families alleged discriminatory treatment while attempting to […]

CAIR Co-Hosts Maryland Muslim Lobby Day Attended by Some 200 Participants

(Baltimore, Md., 2/14/20) – Earlier this week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-hosted ‘2020 Maryland Muslim Lobby Day’ in Annapolis along with the United Maryland Muslim Council and the Prince George’s County Muslim Council. The event was attended by some 200 Muslims representing 11 counties across the state.  SEE: ‘We want our voices heard’: Muslims in Maryland […]

CAIR Rep Delivers Letters of Thanks to The Gambia for ICJ Legal Defense of Rohingya Muslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/13/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that a representative of its Minnesota chapter delivered letters of thanks and appreciation to the Republic of The Gambia for that nation’s successful legal defense of the rights of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, or World Court. SEE: ‘World court […]