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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-CA Joins Coalition Call for Inclusion of Arab American Studies in Final Version of Statewide Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum

(SACRAMENTO, CA – 11/25/2020) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today joined a statewide coalition of scholars, civil rights and advocacy groups in calling for the California Department of Education (CDE) to include a lesson on Arab Americans into the final version of California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC).  The 20-member coalition, known as Save American Studies (SAAS), includes Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice California, CAIR-CA, the Chinese Progressive Association, Jewish Voices for Peace

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR to Assemble #COVID19Relief ‘Blessing Bags’ for Thanksgiving Day Distribution in Baltimore

(BALTIMORE, MD, 11/25/20) – On Thursday, November 26, a small group of volunteers with the Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will gather (while adhering to statewide COVID-19 restrictions) and assemble packages containing a guidance packet with CDC recommendations for individuals experiencing homelessness during this pandemic, face masks, hand sanitizer, and other essential items for distribution in Baltimore. The initiative is a CAIR Thanksgiving Day community service project.  WHAT: #COVID19Relief Blessing Bag Assembly &

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls on Tennessee House Speaker to Rescind Appointment of Anti-Muslim Activist to Textbook Commission

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/24/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton to rescind his appointment of anti-Muslim activist Laurie Cardoza-Moore to the Tennessee State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission. SEE: Alleged Hate Group Leader Appointed to State Textbook Commission https://carigervin.substack.com/p/alleged-hate-group-leader-appointed Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission https://www.tn.gov/education/textbook-services/textbook-commission.html Cardoza-Moore leads the Franklin, Tenn., based Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN),

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Colorado Offers $10K Reward for Information on Deadly Arson that Killed Five Members of Muslim Family

(DENVER, CO, 11/24/20) – The Colorado chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Colorado), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the deadly August arson that killed five members of a Muslim family.   SEE: CAIR-Colorado Extends Condolences to Friends and Relatives of Muslim Family Killed in Suspected Arson, Calls for Probe of Possible Bias Motive  SEE: Arson

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Distribution of White Supremacist Flyers in Louisiana

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/24/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of white supremacist flyers in Bossier City and Shreveport, La.   Officials said the hate pamphlets were like those recently found in Kentucky.  SEE: White supremacist fliers found in Shreveport-Bossier   https://www.ktbs.com/news/white-supremacist-fliers-found-in-shreveport-bossier/article_a3bb2692-2df0-11eb-bbc8-67e1620e06ba.html In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:  “White supremacist and racist propaganda has no place in our neighborhoods and communities. Unfortunately, we

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NJ, CAIR-San Diego Call on Nityo Infotech to Probe ‘Please Do Not Submit Muslim Candidates’ Recruiting Message, Take Disciplinary Action

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 11/24/20) – The New Jersey and San Diego chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ, CAIR-San Diego) today called on Nityo Infotech to investigate alleged discriminatory staff recruiting and to take appropriate disciplinary action based on the results of that investigation.  That call comes after reports that a recruiter at Nityo Infotech reportedly sent out an email seeking applicants for an IT company that stated: “Please do not submit Muslim candidates for below position.”   The

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