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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-CA, Other Faith-Based Organizations File Amicus Brief Against Border Wall

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 1/19/2021) – The California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today joined 87 other faith-based organizations in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the Supreme Court in Trump v. Sierra Club to oppose the Trump administration illegally diverting funds to build a wall on the southern border.    In the underlying lawsuit, the states of California and New Mexico, the Sierra Club, and the Southern Border Communities Coalition seek to prevent the federal government from taking money that Congress

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes U.S. Labeling of China’s Actions Against Uyghur Muslims as ‘Genocide’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/19/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the U.S. government’s decision to declare China’s actions against Uyghurs Muslims a “genocide.” The United States is the first country to adopt these terms to describe the Chinese government’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang.  In a statement, Pompeo said “After careful examination of the available facts, I have determined that since at least March 2017,

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Ibrahim Hooper

MEDIA ADVISORY: Muslim Community Leaders to React to Repeal of Muslim Ban at Inaugural Town Hall

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/19/21) – On Inauguration Day (Jan. 20), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will co-host a live one hour “Muslim Community Priorities Town Hall” at 4 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube with other national Muslim community groups during which community leaders will offer their reaction to President Biden’s promised day-one repeal of the “Muslim Ban” put in place by the previous administration. SEE: US ‘Muslim ban’ set to end ‘on day one’ of Biden presidency

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Distribution of Pro-Trump White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi Propaganda in Virginia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/19/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of pro-Trump white supremacist, neo-Nazi propaganda to residents and businesses across Virginia. The racist messages are circulating in the Richmond-Metro area. Police say a letter mailed to a resident was signed by the Loyal White Knights, a white supremacist group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. It stated: “Greetings fellow Patriot! These BLACKS

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Chicago to Hold Press Conference Calling for Termination of Chicago Police Union President Over Prejudiced Posts

(CHICAGO, IL, 1/18/2021) – On Tuesday, January 19, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, will hold a press conference to call for the termination of Fraternal Order of Police President, John Catanzara in advance of the police board hearing scheduled for Thursday evening in which the board will make a determination. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has also called for

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Ibrahim Hooper

CNN: Here are the Martin Luther King Jr. words that inspire today’s social justice leaders

Nihad Awad – Awad is the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He chose a quote from Dr. King’s book “A Gift of Love: Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings.”Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Why did Awad pick those words? He said the quote speaks to the “five years of indoctrination and lies by (President) Donald

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