OP-eds

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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May America Be True to Her Dream

By Nihad Awad [Nihad Awad is national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He may be contacted at nawad@cair.com.] This Fourth of July weekend, friends and families around the country will gather together to celebrate the freedoms we cherish as Americans, those for which countless generations have struggled and sacrificed so much.  We celebrate our freedom from oppression, freedom to practice our religion,

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