OP-eds

Op-eds
Ismail Allison

CAIR OP-ED: Ten Post-9/11 Measures that Targeted Muslim Americans—and the U.S. Constitution

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

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Remembers Dr. Ousama Ghaibeh, Who Gave His Life To Protect Others During COVID-19

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

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Ismail Allison

CAIR OP-ED: How the Misuse of Islamic Terminology Endangers Muslim Communities 

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

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Op-eds
Ismail Allison

CAIR OP-ED: Why President Biden’s Antisemitism Envoy Should Start Her Work By Apologizing for Her Remarks About Muslims and Migrants

Media outlets are free to re-publish or distribute the commentary below with attribution. By Ismail Allison, CAIR National Earlier this month, President Biden appointed Deborah Lipstadt as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The office, established as part of the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004, is charged with developing and implementing projects and policies to counter antisemitism worldwide. The appointment has been well-received by many observers, and understandably so. Lipstadt, a professor of Modern Jewish History and

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Nihad Awad: American Muslims Are Making History

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 in each market area. Permission for publication will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please consider the following commentary for publication. CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Manager Naaz Modan, nmodan@cair.com, 202-748-4319; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com —

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CAIR ISLAM-OPED: Al Jazeera Documentary is an Invaluable Exposé of Multi-Million-Dollar Islamophobia Network

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 in each market area. Permission for publication will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please consider the following commentary for publication. CONTACT: ihooper@cair.com TEL: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726 —– Nihad Awad: Al Jazeera Documentary is an Invaluable Exposé of Multi-Million-Dollar Islamophobia

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