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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls on GOP Leaders to Repudiate Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic Smears Targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/26/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Rep. Kevin McCarthy and other Republican leaders to repudiate Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) recent anti-Muslim smears targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and misusing Islamic terminology. In remarks to constituents, Boebert told the apparently false story about being in a Capitol elevator with Rep. Omar, when a Capitol police officer reportedly approached and expressed alarm.  “Well,

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Georgia Welcomes Guilty Verdicts in Arbery Murder, Echoes Calls for Reform

(Atlanta, GA, 11/25/2021): The Georgia chapter of the Council on American Islamic relations today welcomed the guilty verdicts for Travis and Gregory McMicheal and William Bryan for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery committed in February 2020.  See: https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/breaking-verdict-reached-in-ahmaud-arbery-murder-trial/A5H3AFSDZFEYPFQPKEQJPAAAHY/  However, were it not for immense public outcry after the release of the video of the crime, Ahmaud Arbery’s death would have remained unpunished and the murderers free.  Ironically, the video, released in May 2020, was only leaked in an attempted defense of the vigilante murderers and not as evidence against them.  See also: https://cairgeorgia.org/press-releases/cair-georgia-welcomes-arrests-in-murder-of-ahmaud-arbery-calls-for-resignation-of-officials-involved-in-earlier-investigations/  Through the course of this trial, the inherent racism of the criminal

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Ismail Allison

BREAKING: CAIR Welcomes Guilty Verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery Trial

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/24/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. On Wednesday, a jury found Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan Jr. guilty of malice and felony murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery last year. The sentencing date for the men is unclear. Prosecutors have indicated they intend to seek life sentences without the possibility of parole.  SEE: Ahmaud Arbery killing: 3 men found

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Ismail Allison

Video: CAIR Coordinates Self-Empowerment Training for Female Muslim Students at Md. University

(BALTIMORE, MD, 11/24/2021) – On Wednesday, November 23rd, the Council on American-Islamic Relations successfully coordinated a self-empowerment training for female Muslim students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where a Muslim student had her hijab pulled off in a reported hate crime last week. CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.            La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Calls on Interpol to Reject Presidential Candidates from Human Rights Abusers China, UAE 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/24/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined other civil and human rights groups in opposing the bid for representatives of China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to become the next president of the global law enforcement organization Interpol.  CAIR and the other groups are concerned about two candidates for the position, Major General Ahmed Naser Al Raisi, of the UAE, and Hu Binchen, of China.

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