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Action Alert: CAIR is Hiring – Join our Team in Washington, D.C.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/5/2018) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on qualified applicants to submit resumes for a number of new positions at the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“Due to the increasing number of cases of discrimination, attacks and policies targeting American Muslims, and the community’s support of our work, we are increasing staffing at our offices in the nation’s capital by more than 50 percent,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We urge qualified individuals with a passion for civil rights to join CAIR at this crucial time in our nation’s history.”

Current employment opportunities at CAIR include:

[NOTE: For details on each employment opportunity, go to: http://cair.com/careers

  • Operations Manager
  • Research and Advocacy Director
  • Human Resources Director
  • Staff Attorney
  • Communications Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Junior Accountant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Chapter Support Specialist – Civil Rights
  • Chapter Outreach Manager

CAIR chapters nationwide also have job openings. Go to: http://cair.com/about-us/employment.html

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Action Alert: CAIR Urges Senate to Vote ‘No’ on Torture-Supporting Judicial Nominee Howard Nielson

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/5/18) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote “NO” on the nomination of Howard C. Nielson to the position of United States District Court Judge for the District of Utah because of his past support for torture.

CAIR is also calling on American voters to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee, and their state’s Senate delegation, to oppose Nielson’s nomination.

Prior to his nomination, Nielson, serving as a Bush Administration Justice Department deputy assistant attorney general, authored an August 2005 memo used to justify torture, arguing that “persons captured and detained in Afghanistan do not qualify for ‘protected person’ status under the Geneva Convention.”

Nielson’s memo was written in part to support the conclusions of the Bush Administration’s “Torture Memos” – a series of legal memos erroneously providing legal defenses for the Bush Administration’s use of rendition, indefinite detention, torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. custody; including the use of waterboarding.

The Senate Judiciary Committee may hear and vote on Nielson’s nomination as early as Wednesday, January 10.

“The Senate has a moral obligation to reject judicial nominees who provided legal justifications for the United States’ past use of torture -- especially when they are being nominated by a president who has pledged to bring back waterboarding and much worse,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert S. McCaw.

Act Now – Click Here to Tell the Judiciary Committee, Your Senator to Vote “No” On Judges That Support the Use of Torture

In 2007, Nielson wrote a Washington Post editorial defending the Bush Administration’s Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), and former Acting Assistant Attorney General Stephen Bradbury, his previous supervisor, in response to national media revealing the existence of the torture memos and torture of detainees.

Bradbury was one of the primary authors of the OLC’s torture memos, and in Nielson’s editorial, he hinted at his own involvement assisting Bradbury in drafting some of these memos.

In 2006, the Bush administration banned waterboarding, and in 2009, President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics.

However, President Donald Trump supported the use of torture on the campaign trail stating if elected president, “I would bring back waterboarding” … “And I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ACTION ALERT: CAIR-Florida Calls on the Republican Party of Polk County to Drop Anti-Muslim Presentation

(MIAMI, FL, 1/2/18) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations –Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on the Republican Party of Polk County to denounce the Florida Republican Club of Lakeland’s scheduled anti-Muslim presentation by Jeffrey Sanow.

According to Lakeland’s GOP Club website, Sanow’s presentation will focus on what sharia (Islamic principles) really means and how it is incompatible with the United States’ Constitution. The event will be part of the Club’s board of directors’ election scheduled for January 3rd at the Cleveland Heights Golf and Country Club in Lakeland, Fla.

CAIR-Florida said the Lakeland’s Republican Club’s invitation to Jeffrey Sanow to discuss matters of Islam and sharia is really meant to deceive attendees and arouse hate toward the religion of Islam and American Muslims. 

In a statement, CAIR-Florida’s Central Florida Regional Director Rasha Mubarak said:

“We wonder what kind of expertise Mr. Sanow has about Islam and Islamic law? He has already stated that, ‘Americans must reclaim their religious heritage if we are to roll back the onslaught of Islam’, ‘Sharia continues to creep into our courts, legislature, schools and companies’, and ‘The foundation of Islam is retribution.’ Who knows what other anti-Islamic rhetoric he will spew to get his misguided message across?

“We are asking the Republican Party of Polk County to ensure that the Lakeland’s GOP club members immediately cancel this presentation. They should also send a clear message to the state’s officers, clubs and organizations to reject any kind of platforms for anti-Muslim and xenophobic speakers.”

CAIR-Florida is also calling on concerned community members to take action by emailing the Republican Party of Polk County and the Republican Club of Lakeland to drop Sanow as its featured guest speaker.

TAKE ACTION:

CLICK HERE to email Republican Party of Polk County and Florida Republican Club of Lakeland.

TELL THEM TO REJECT ISLAMOPHOBIA & DROP SANOW

CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT:

CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305.502.6749

CAIR-Florida Central Florida Regional Director Rasha Mubarak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 407.490.9407

 

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