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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]