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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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A Prayer to Close Guantanamo

Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege to open the 16th Anniversary Prayer Vigil that demanded the closure of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. When a colleague asked me if I wanted to give the prayer remarks, I was excited and immediately said yes.  I remembered participating in a mock-trial in my high school government class and hearing the various Islamophobic sentiment during our debate on Guantanamo. I credit that class for nudging

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CAIR ISLAM-OPED: Government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Approach Continues to Single Out Muslims

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 Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com —– Government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Approach Continues to Single

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CAIR: The Trump White House Ramadan Celebration That Wasn’t

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 Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com —– The Trump White House Ramadan Celebration That Wasn’t By

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CAIR: Columnist’s Anti-Islam Diatribe Ignores Words of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad

[NOTE: An edited version of this commentary was published today by the Washington Times. SEE: True Islam Teaches Equality] By Ibrahim Hooper [Ibrahim Hooper is national communications director for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He may be contacted at ihooper@cair.com] In her recent anti-Islam diatribe masquerading as a legitimate condemnation of female genital mutilation (FGM) [“The Islam clash in America,” The Washington Times, April

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CAIR MLK Day Commentary: The African-American Women Behind the Heroes

Author: Jimmy Jones [Jimmy E. Jones is Secretary of the national board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Professor of World Religions and African Studies at Manhattanville College. He may be contacted at:jjones@cair.com] For African-Americans, the annual time period between Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on January 15th and the end of February is bittersweet. This is because we hear quite a bit about Dr. King’s legacy and the importance of

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