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
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
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
NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution. By Edward Ahmed Mitchell Esq., Council on American-Islamic Relations The Patriot Act. NSEERs. National security letters. The watchlist. The no-fly list. Bulk data collection. CVE. Anti-Sharia laws. The Muslim Ban. In the twenty years since September 11, 2001, our government has established dozens of laws, policies and programs ostensibly designed to prevent additional attacks on our nation. Some of those post-9/11 measures—such as increasing
Dr. Ousama Ghaibeh lived his life selflessly serving his community and ended his life as a hero doing the same. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, when his colleagues feared contracting the virus, Dr. Ghaibeh decided to take on their patients in addition to his own despite the fact that he was at high-risk because of his age. While caring for COVID patients, he contracted the virus himself and passed away on
NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution. By: Edward Ahmed Mitchell & Ismail Allison, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Washington, D.C. Allah. Sharia. Jihad. Caliphate. Hijab. For decades, American Muslims have been working to educate political leaders and media personalities who misuse these and so many other Islamic terms when commenting on current events. Although our community has made considerable progress in improving discourse about Islam in the mainstream media and