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CAIR Again Calls on Obama to ‘Act Without Delay’ After Massacres in Syria, Yemen, Tunisia

Muslim group says violence attributed to Assad regime, ISIS threaten regional stability (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/20/15) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today renewed its call for the Obama administration to “act without delay” to prevent more civilian deaths and regional instability in the Middle East and North Africa following new reports of Assad forces using chemical weapons on civilian populations in Syria and of groups tied to ISIS carrying out brutal massacres in Yemen and Tunisia. Washington Post: Chemical weapons attack alleged in Syria BBC: More than 100 die in attacks on Sanaa mosquesABC News: ISIS Claims Responsibility for

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CAIR-MI Lawsuit Seeks Court Order in Long-Delayed Passport Application of Yemeni-American

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 10/14/2014) — On Tuesday, October 14, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) filed a federal lawsuit and petition for a writ of mandamus on behalf of an American Muslim of Yemeni origin who applied to renew his passport, and whose application has been pending for more than one year and four months. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit. CAIR-MI's lawsuit states in part: ” has systematically willfully and unlawfully withheld and/or unreasonably delayed the processing of United States passport applications filed by Muslim Americans

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Report: U.S. Cluster Bombs Killed 35 Civilians in Yemen

Amnesty International has released images of a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa’ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children. The 17 December 2009 attack on the community of al-Ma’jalah in the Abyan area in the south of Yemen killed 55 people including 14 alleged members of al-Qa’ida. (More)  

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CAIR-MI: Nigerians, Yemenis Condemn Detroit Flight Attack

Southfield — Area Muslims, representing the local Nigerian and Yemeni communities, gathered to condemn the failed terrorist attack aboard a flight headed to Detroit on Christmas Day and send a message to al-Qaida supporters that their actions are not condoned by Islam. “Killing and targeting civilians is unacceptable in Islam,” said Dawud Walid, executive director of Michigan’s Council on American-Islamic Relations, at a press conference convened this morning in the local chapter’s office in Southfield. He was flanked by three area Muslim leaders: Imam Kazeem Agboola, head of the Muslim Community Center in Detroit; Noa Fasina, secretary of the center;

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NY: Yemen Attack Victim Known as Leader (Buffalo News)

People who knew Susan Elbaneh describe her as a lovely and intelligent young woman caught between two cultures. She always wore a traditional Muslim scarf but also wore jeans and sneakers to school. An American citizen, she pursued the American dream, with plans for college and a career as a nurse. But she also had deep respect for her family’s traditions, agreeing to travel across the world to participate in an arranged marriage in Yemen. (MORE)  

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NY: U.S. Muslim Killed in Yemen Terror Attack

A Lackawanna High School student who traveled to Yemen to be married last month was one of the victims of a terrorist bombing Wednesday at the U. S. Embassy in Yemen, the woman’s school principal said. Attackers armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and at least one suicide car bomb assaulted the compound in the Yemeni capital of Sana. Officials listed the 16 people killed as six assailants, six guards and four civilians. Susan Elbaneh, 18, was killed, along with her Yemeni husband, as they stood outside the embassy, family members said Wednesday. They were apparently there to do paperwork

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CAIR Condemns Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/17/08) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen that left at least 16 people dead.SEE: Attack on US Embassy in Yemen Leaves 16 deadIn a statement, the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said:“We condemn this brutal attack and call for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. Such acts of violence can never be justified or excused.” To learn more about CAIR’s past campaigns against terrorism and religious extremism, click here.CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in

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PA: Philly Native Remains Detained in Yemen

A Philadelphia native who wanted to study Islam was yanked off a Yemeni bus with five other Americans last month and has been detained there since, according to authorities. LaToya Calloway-Gould, 34, of Reading, said that on July 30 the U.S. Embassy in Yemen notified her that her husband, Nasir Daymar Gould, 30, had been detained on July 27, six days after his arrival. Gould, who grew up at 51st Street and Hazel Avenue, in West Philadelphia, was riding an intercity Yemeni bus from Sa’dah to Sana’a when it stopped at a security checkpoint and six Americans were taken into

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CAIR Hosts Yemeni Judge Who Challenged Extremists

CAIR Hosts Yemeni Judge Who Challenged Extremists (WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/12/05) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was honored today to host Yemeni Judge Hamoud Abdulhameed Al-Hitar at its Capitol Hill headquarters. Al-Hitar is head of the court of appeal for Sana’a and Al-Jawf and president of both the Intellectual Dialogue Committee and the Yemeni Human Rights Organization. He is touring the United States as a participant in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Al-Hitar is known for his efforts to challenge the ideology of extremists through the use of basic Islamic source materials.  

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CAIR Condemns Pentagon Report Finding No Misconduct in Killing of 10 Afghan Civilians, Reiterates Call for Moratorium on Drone Warfare 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/4/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned a Pentagon report that found no violation of law in the August 29, U.S. military drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, and reiterated its call for the Biden Administration to issue a moratorium on drone warfare.  SEE: Watchdog finds no misconduct in mistaken Afghan airstrike   SEE: CAIR Initial Response on Twitter to Navy IG Report   According to the Daily Mail, the U.S. strike killed aid worker Zemari Ahmadi, along with three

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