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Ismail Allison

On January 6th, America Got a Taste of What Muslims Have Been Dealing With for Years

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution By: Ismail Allison, CAIR National On January 6th, America became acquainted with a shadowy group of far-right extremist organizations willing and ready to use violence to realize their political will and intimidate those they hate. As American Muslims, we’ve known them for many years.  Far-right groups and militias like the Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters and the Proud Boys have been engaged in anti-Muslim

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Ismail Allison

10 Ways President Biden’s First Year in Office Impacted American Muslims

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution   By: Robert McCaw and Ismail Allison, CAIR National  When President Biden officially took office at noon on January 20th, 2021, many American Muslims breathed a sigh of relief.   Although no one should have expected President Biden to become a champion for every issue important to our community, we were confident that the openly racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic rhetoric spread by President Trump would end—and

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Ismail Allison

CAIR ISLAM-OPED: Love for Jesus Can Bring Christians and Muslims Together

IMPORTANT NOTE: This commentary was very popular with readers nationwide when it was first distributed before Christmas a number of years ago. It is being offered again this year for those publications that were unable to publish it previously.  —–  ISLAM-OPED is a syndication service of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered free-of-charge to one media outlet

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Ismail Allison

CAIR OP-ED: What If Our Legal System Gave Muslims and People of Color the Same Breaks Kyle Rittenhouse Received? 

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution.  By: Ismail Allison, CAIR National  Last Friday, a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all five charges brought against him for killing two men and wounding another during unrest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake. It is safe to say that Kyle Rittenhouse received numerous breaks from the criminal justice system–breaks that defendants of color and Muslim often

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Ismail Allison

The Surprising Way Muslims Dealt with Winning Republicans in Virginia & New Jersey

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution.  By Edward Ahmed Mitchell, CAIR National Winning the Virginia governor’s race wasn’t the only shocking thing that Glenn Youngkin did this month. Just days after his victory, the Republican businessman accepted an invitation to visit a Virginia mosque, sat down with local community members, and highlighted the visit on his own Twitter page. “It was wonderful to visit the ADAMS Center Mosque this afternoon

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Op-eds
Ismail Allison

CAIR OP-ED: Tucker Carlson’s racial paranoia is delusional – and dangerous

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution.  By: Edward Ahmed Mitchell, CAIR National What does Fox News host Tucker Carlson now have in common with the Norwegian mass shooter Anders Breivik, the Australian mass shooter Brenton Tarrant and the Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooter Robert Bowers? He, too, embraces the “great replacement theory.” Just minutes before Breivik parked a van filled with explosives outside of Norway’s government headquarters on July

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