The American Mosque 2011

The American Mosque 2011: Basic Characteristics of the American Mosque, Attitudes of Mosque Leaders   Number of U.S. Mosques Increased 74% since 2000; Islamic houses of worship ethnically-diverse, encourage civic engagement | 01.03.2012   (WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 29, 2012) — A comprehensive study of mosques and the attitudes of mosque leaders in the United […]

Anti-Sharia Legislation Campaign

This year, we witnessed a troubling new phenomenon when a small group of extremist Islamophobes tried to get anti-Islam laws passed in more than 20 states. The process began with State Question 755 (SQ755), a state ballot measure in Oklahoma in the November 2010 election that would have amended that state’s constitution to forbid judges […]

No-fly list cases

Case study: Gulet Mohamed Over the past two years, CAIR has handled a number of cases of American Muslim citizens being denied re-entry to their own country. In the first days of 2011, the family of a young Muslim man from Virginia called CAIR because they were worried that their brother and son, 19-year-old Gulet […]

Warrantless GPS Tracking

In the beginning of 2011, Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old Muslim student from Santa Clara, California took his car in for an oil change. While changing the oil, the mechanic found an unusual device attached beneath the car and showed it to Yasir. Because they couldn’t identify the device, one of Yasir’s friends posted pictures of […]

Kulsoom Abdullah: Changing Policy

In June 2011, a Muslim weightlifter from Georgia asked CAIR to help when she was prohibited from competing at the national level while wearing hijab and modest clothing. CAIR contacted the United States Olympic Committee and the International Weightlifting Federation, asking them to change their policies to allow athletes who so wished to compete while […]

Islamophobia Report: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States: Same Hate, New Target

On Thursday, June 23, 2011 the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender (CRG) held a news conference on Capitol Hill to release ” its first annual Islamophobia report, titled Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States: Same Hate, New Target.  The first-of-its-kind annual report […]

Rep. Peter King’s Anti-Muslim Hearings

When Republicans became the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives at the beginning of 2011, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) became the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and announced that he would hold a series of hearings to investigate what he called the “radicalization” of the American Muslim community. Congressman King has a […]

American Muslims: A Journalist’s Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims:

American Muslims: A Journalist’s Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims: A CAIR Initiative to Promote an Accurate Image of Islam in the Media According to a report by Media Tenor, a research firm that monitors and analyzes media coverage, “Islam is not only the religion that is the most frequently mentioned in television news in […]