(CANTON, MI, 8/8/20) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today (CAIR-MI) today welcomed the resignation of a Leelanau County road commissioner who used the “N-word” in an angry outburst during a public meeting. Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle recently made that racist outburst after being asked as to why he refused to wear a mask for safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/08/07/leelanau-county-tom-eckerle-to-resign-racist-slur/3325586001/ Eckerle, who is a Republican, reportedly
(SANTA CLARA, CA, 8/7/2020) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) is hosting a virtual political education and leadership building program for Muslim high school students from August 8 to August 9. The program, called Muslim Youth Leadership Intensive (MYLI), is designed to equip Muslim high school students with the necessary skills to establish and execute organizing projects that empower their communities. 40 of the top applicants from around California will be trained on how to make a real impact in their communities.
CAIR Welcomes Charge for Cross-Burning, Nazi Swastika in Indiana, Condemns Distribution of White Supremacist Material in Iowa
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/7/2020) –The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed charges against a man who burned a cross and displayed a Nazi swastika allegedly to intimidate his Black neighbor in Lawrence, Ind., and condemned distribution of white supremacist material in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Federal prosecutors report that Shepard Hoehn, 50, created a Nazi swastika display and burned a cross on the fence line facing his
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 8/7/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today called on public and law enforcement officials in Bloomington, Minn., to investigate the possibility of a bias motive for an assault on a 50-year-old Muslim man outside the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., Thursday night. The victim was reportedly walking to Dar Al-Farooq when two people described as being in their late teens or early twenties approached and assaulted
CAIR-Colorado Extends Condolences to Friends and Relatives of Muslim Family Killed in Suspected Arson, Calls for Probe of Possible Bias Motive
(DENVER, CO, 8/6/20) – 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 extended condolences to the friends and relatives of an American Muslim family who died in a house fire, and called on officials investigating the suspected arson to consider the possibility of a bias motive. Arson is being investigated as a possible cause of the fire that killed five members
(WASHINGTON, DC, 8/6/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the law firm Jacobs & Crumplar today held an online news conference to announce the filing of a lawsuit in Delaware federal court on behalf of three Muslim women forbidden by the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families (DSCYF) from wearing hijabs, or Islamic head scarves. Watch CAIR’s News Conference: In its lawsuit, CAIR wrote in part: “Plaintiffs’ request for a religious