Notice to Third-Year Law Students and Recent Law School Graduates

Notice to Third-Year Law Students and Recent Law School Graduates The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is seeking to provide fellowship opportunities for recent law school graduates at its national headquarters as a Government Watchlist Fellow, Prisoners’ Rights Fellow, or Privacy and Surveillance Fellow. These positions are unpaid. However, we are willing and able to […]

CAIR Civil Rights

Since CAIR’s founding in 1994, CAIR staff has worked tirelessly to advance the civil rights of all Americans, regardless of faith.  Starting with just a small office and a telephone, CAIR has developed into the preeminent organization that  Muslims contact when they require legal advice and assistance.  CAIR has grown into a preeminent civil rights […]

1999 Civil Rights Report: Expressions of Faith

Executive Summary The majority of complaints received by CAIR’s offices in 1999 consist of incidents of religious accommodation denial. Complaints about the lack of accommodation to Muslim prayer in schools and the workplace accounted for the largest portion of cases. Hijab related complaints came in second place, a marked change from previous years, which implies […]

2002 Civil Rights Report: Stereotypes and Civil Liberties

Executive Summary Data gathered for this report demonstrate that Muslims in the United States are more apprehensive than ever about discrimination and intolerance. U.S. government actions after September 11, 2001, alone impacted more than 60,000 individuals. Muslims have charged that the government’s actions violated the First and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution because they […]

2003 Civil Rights Report: Guilt by Association

Executive Summary In 2002, Muslim community members in the United States reported 602 complaints of discrimination to CAIR. This represents a 15 percent increase over the previous year. More than any other year, the daily experiences of Muslims in schools, workplaces, public areas, airports, and in encounters with the courts, police and other government agencies […]

1998 Civil Rights Report: Patterns of Discrimination

Executive Summary Data gathered for this report demonstrates that Muslims in the United States are increasingly challenged by discrimination and intolerance. The daily experiences of Muslims in schools, workplaces, public areas, airports, and government agencies often include incidents in which Muslims are singled out, denied religious accommodation and otherwise discriminated against by reason of actual […]

2004 Civil Rights Report: Unpatriotic Acts

Executive Summary Last year marked the highest number of Muslim civil rights cases ever recorded by CAIR’s annual report on the status of Muslim civil rights in the United States. Reports of harassment, violence and discriminatory treatment increased nearly 70 percent over 2002 (the year after the 9/11 terror attacks). This represents a three-fold increase […]

1997: The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States 1997

Unveiling Justice Executive Summary American Muslims are increasingly concerned about their recognition in society and about the ability to freely practice their faith. As this report indicates, Muslims  experienced 240 acts of, discrimination violence and harassment in the last twelve months, a threefold increase over the previous year. These incidents ranged from Muslim  women being […]

1995: A Rush to Judgment

A RUSH TO JUDGMENT A Special Report on Anti-Muslim Stereotyping, Harassment and Hate Crimes Following the Bombing of Oklahoma City’s Murrah Federal Building, April 19, 1995 Council on American-Islamic RelationsSeptember, 1995 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Within hours of the April 19, terrorist attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, media reports and self-proclaimed “terrorism experts” […]

1996: The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States 1996

The Price of Ignorance Executive Summary April 19, 1995, marked a turning point in the American Muslim experience. On that day, and for some days thereafter, Muslims were blamed for the devastating  attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. This unfounded accusation led to numerous incidents of anti-Muslim harassment and violence. Because of […]