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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Central CA Condemns Madera Official’s Racist Post

(FRESNO, CA, 6/25/20) – The Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CC) today condemned a Madera public schools official’s racist post and joined calls for the official to be held accountable. READ: Madera County school official urged to step down after Confederate flag post (Fresno Bee) READ: Madera County Schools Official on Facebook: ‘I’m Proud to Be White’ (GV Wire) A post to the private Facebook account of Sara Wilkins, the president of the Madera County

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Ayan Ajeen

Today: CAIR On Air: ‘Justice for Alaa and E’lon: Defending Religious Freedom While Detained and In the Workplace’

(WASHINGTON, DC., 6/25/20) – Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host a live 30-minute “CAIR On Air: The Muslim Action Hour” at 3 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube. Facebook GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational YouTube GO TO:https://www.youtube.com/CAIRtv Today’s program is themed “Justice for Alaa and E’lon: Defending Religious Freedom While Detained and In the Workplace” with guests:  CAIR National Attorney Zanah Ghalawanji CAIR Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly For this program we will

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Decries SCOTUS Decision to Deny Asylum Seekers Judicial Review

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/25/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed strong disagreement with a U.S. Supreme Court decision denying asylum seekers the right to judicial review of their expedited removal orders in federal court. SEE: CNN: Supreme Court Rules Asylum Seeker Cannot Challenge Removal In statement CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri said: “CAIR strongly disagrees with today’s Supreme Court decision – which denies asylum seekers the right to challenge their expedited removal orders in federal court.

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA, American Islamic Institute of the Antelope Valley to Host Press Conference in Support of Victims of Injustice in Palmdale and Lancaster, Ca.

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 6/25/2019) – On Friday, June 26, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) will join the American Islamic Institute of the Antelope Valley at an event to express support and solidarity for the families of Robert Fuller and Michael Thomas. Fuller, a 24-year-old Black man, was found hanged from a tree outside Palmdale City Hall earlier this month. Fuller’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but after mounting

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR to Mark Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing by Unveiling Black Lives Matter Banner on Capitol Hill Headquarters in DC

Washington-based national Muslim civil rights group’s banner calls on Congress to pass the Justice in Policing Act (WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/24/20) – On Thursday, June 25, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization will mark the one-month anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by unveiling a Black Lives Matter banner in his honor on the outside of CAIR’s Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C. UNVEILING WILL BE LIVESTREAMED AT: https://www.youtube.com/CAIRtv CAIR’s banner contains the names

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA Welcomes L.A. County Board of Supervisors Resolution Declaring July Los Angeles ‘Muslim American Heritage Month’

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 6/24/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today congratulated the L.A. County Board of Supervisors for passing a resolution declaring July as Muslim American Heritage Month for the first time. The resolution, unanimously passed at the board’s June 23 meeting, was introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The resolution noted the recognition of Muslim heritages will “celebrate and raise awareness of the contributions and rich

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