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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Trump’s Latest ‘Racist and Xenophobic’ Attack on Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota

Muslim civil rights group calls on U.S. Capitol Police to provide heightened security to Rep. Omar (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/23/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump’s “racist and xenophobic” national origin-based attack targeting Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in which he claimed that one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress is not part of “our country.”  During a rally yesterday in Pennsylvania,

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-SFBA Expresses Solidarity with the Armenian Community After Multiple Attacks

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 9/22/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today expressed solidarity with the Armenian community after a suspected arson fire at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church and gunshots were fired at the Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan (KZV) Armenian school.   In a statement, CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo said: “We are outraged at the multiple attacks targeting the Armenian community. We express our deepest concern and solidarity and call on local leaders to monitor the situation.”  

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Marks National Voter Registration Day with New Early Voting Section of Muslims.Vote

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/22/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched its new section of the 2020 election and voter mobilization website for Early Voting and updated its Vote-by-Mail Guide to mark National Voter Registration Day for 2020. GO TO: Muslims.Vote Early Voting Section The website is part of CAIR’s annual non-partisan “Muslims Vote” campaign designed to empower American Muslims by increasing their political capacity and presence in

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Pittsburgh Condemns Paintball Vandalism of BLM Mural by Neo-Confederate Trump Supporters

Muslim civil rights group urges public to help identify vandals (PITTSBURGH, PA – 9/22/2020) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural Downtown on Saturday.   CAIR-Pittsburgh is urging the community to help in identifying the two men. If anyone knows the identities of these men, please contact the Pittsburgh police at (412)

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-SFBA to Host Virtual Candidate Forums

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 9/22/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a series of virtual candidate forums beginning tomorrow, September 23, for candidates running for Sunnyvale City Council.   At the event, members of the Muslim community from Sunnyvale will hear from elected officials from Districts 2, 4, and 6. Confirmed candidates include: Hina Siddiqui. Josh Grossman, and Alysa Cisneros for District 2, Sunnyvale Councilmember Russ Melton for District 4, and Omar Din and Charlotte Thornton for District 6.  SEE: Candidate Forum Registration (bit.ly/0923forum)  CAIR-SFBA

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Florida Objects to Gov. DeSantis’ Unconstitutional Order Targeting Anti-Racism Protesters

(MIAMI, FL, 9/22/2020) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights advocacy organization, today rejected Governor Ron DeSantis proposed ‘Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act’.  CAIR-Florida asks the State legislature to oppose the proposed Act and not pass it into law.  On Monday September 21st, Governor DeSantis announced a proposal for a law limiting the Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and assembly.  SEE:

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