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Ismail Allison

CAIR Welcomes DOJ Initiatives to Address Growing Hate Incidents, Urges Government to Tie Police Funding to Reporting on Hate Crimes

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/23/22) – Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the U.S. Department of Justice’s newly-announced initiatives to address, prevent and report on hate crimes and hate incidents.    While welcoming these new initiatives, CAIR renewed its call for the Biden administration and Congress to make all aid, grants, training, or other assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies contingent on their reporting and compiling of hate crime data.  

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Ismail Allison

CAIR-MI Welcomes Suspension of Teacher Using Worksheet Comparing Obama to Monkeys

(CANTON, MI, 05/23/2022) – The Michigan chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), a local branch of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the suspension of a Metro Detroit teacher who reportedly used a worksheet in class which compared former President Barack Obama with monkeys.   A teacher from the prestigious Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan was recently suspended for distributing a worksheet in class to approximately 30 students in which

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Welcomes Congressional Demand for FBI Probe of Israel’s Assassination of Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/23/22) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a congressional letter signed by 57 members of the U.S. House Representatives calling onthe State Department and the FBI to investigate the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.   Sent on Thursday, the congressional letter was led by U.S. Representatives André Carson (D-IN), Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Lou Correa (D-CA), and addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and FBI

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-MN to Respond to St. Paul Mosque Vandalism, Call for Info From Community

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/22/22) – On Monday, May 23, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a media availability to respond to vandalism targeting a St. Paul mosque and to seek the community’s help in apprehending the alleged perpetrator. Dawah Mosque (Masjid Dawah) vandalized early Saturday morning. A white male suspect is seen on security cameras of the mosque breaking and entering, damaging doors and stealing construction equipment. Estimates of equipment

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY Condemns Arson Attempt Targeting Synagogue

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 5/21/2022) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today condemned the attempted arson of a synagogue near Gramercy Park and urged swift apprehension of the alleged arsonist. According to police, the incident occurred on May 19 at the Brotherhood Synagogue. An unidentified female reportedly approached the entrance to the synagogue, lit a book and a piece of cloth on fire, and then fled the scene. The synagogue was

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