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Ibrahim Hooper

Nihad Awad: We Won The Battle, But The Fight Is Not Over

It’s official. This week, we won our fight to end the Muslim Ban.     Just hours after taking the oath of office, President Biden fulfilled the pledgehe made to CAIR and other American Muslims by repealing Donald Trump’s discriminatory and destructive Muslim and African bans.    This historic victory marks the end of a struggle that began four years ago, on Jan. 27, 2017.    Just hours after President Trump implemented the first Muslim Ban, CAIR announced

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-NY Calls for Hate Crime Charges After Man Allegedly Harassed Muslim Due to Religious Identity

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 1/22/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for hate crime charges after James Davis was arrested for allegedly harassing and threatening a Muslim man because of his religious identity.   According to the victim, Davis walked into the store where the victim was working and threated to kill him because he is Muslim. On January 19th, officers

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Missouri Welcomes Response to Student’s Confederate Flag Face Mask

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/21/2021) – The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the response of Oakville High School in addressing a student wearing a Confederate flag face mask.     The student came to school wearing the Confederate flag mask and was allowed to continue wearing it through his school day.    SEE: Missouri parents outraged over student’s Confederate flag face mask demand action    In a

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Community Advisory: What You Need to Know About the Muslim Ban Repeal

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/21/21) – Yesterday, President Biden signed a proclamation ending the Muslim and African Bans. It repeals Executive Order 13780 and Proclamations 9645, 9723, and 9983, which were rooted in Islamophobia and anti-Blackness, and restricted entry into the United States for people from primarily Muslim and African countries. SEE: CAIR Welcomes President Biden’s Day-One Termination of Muslim and African Bans, Other Executive Orders In this advisory, a project of the No Muslim Ban Ever campaign,

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR, Maryland Leaders to React to President Biden’s Day-One Repeal of Muslim, African Travel Ban Executive Order

(BALTIMORE, MD, 1/21/21) – TODAY, CAIR’s office in Maryland will hold a virtual news conference with community activists and interfaith leaders offering reaction to President Joe Biden’s promised ‘day one repeal’ of the Muslim and African travel ban executive order enacted by the previous administration that was expanded last year. WHO: CAIR, Maryland Community Activists and Interfaith Leaders WHAT: Virtual News Conference Offering Reaction to President Biden’s ‘Day One Repeal’ of Muslim, African Travel Ban

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Racist Vandalism in Virginia and Rhode Island

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/20/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned incidents of racist vandalism in Leesburg, Va. and Smithfield, R.I.  In Virginia, Leesburg police discovered an act of vandalism near Frederick Douglass Elementary School. The graffiti featured white nationalist messages and was found the same weekend as white supremacist flyers were circulated in the neighborhood. The elementary school is named after the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 

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