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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-NJ Applauds Passing of Ordinance Allowing Broadcast of Muslim Call to Prayer in Paterson

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/11/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today applauded the Paterson, N.J., city council for passing a noise ordinance allowing mosques in Paterson to broadcast the Adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer. Last night, Paterson city council members voted 5-4 to change its noise ordinance to allow for the Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast over exterior loudspeakers. SEE: After divisive public hearing, Paterson passes law allowing Islamic call

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Central CA Condemns Racist Coronavirus-Related Graffiti in Fresno

(FRESNO, CA, 03/10/2020) – The Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CC) today condemned racist coronavirus-related graffiti found on an Asian-American family’s car in Fresno. READ: Vandal tags Fresno Asian-American family car with racist coronavirus related graffiti (Fox 26) https://kmph.com/news/local/vandal-tags-fresno-asian-american-family-car-with-racist-graffiti-related-to-coronavirus In a Facebook post Monday, Anna Chandy shared photos of her family’s car tagged with racist graffiti that said, “F*** asions … and coronavirus!” Chandy wrote in the post, “Hate crime and racism towards Asians due

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR, SPLC Report: Funding of Hate Groups Undermines Mission of Community Foundations, Normalizes Hate Speech

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today released a white paper, titled “Hate-Free Philanthropy,” focusing on the role that community foundations can play in denying philanthropic funding to hate groups and thereby preventing the normalization of hate speech. “Hate-Free Philanthropy” states in part: “Philanthropy is at a crossroads. With the growth of bias, discrimination, and violent hate crimes and white supremacist terror attacks affecting our communities,

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-NJ Calls NJ GOP to Repudiate Camden County GOP for Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/9/20) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on that state’s Republican Party to repudiate Camden County GOP for its anti-Muslim Facebook Posts. On January 6, the Camden Country Republican Committee Facebook page shared a meme of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim, laughing above an image of the smoldering World Trade Center buildings, adding the comment: “The enemy within.” The next day came a meme depicting an imaginary back-and-forth

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Arizona Action Alert: Oppose Proposed Legislation Attempting to Criminalize Free Speech

Urgent – Contact Members of the Arizona Senate Now! (PHOENIX, AZ, 3/9/20) – The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) is urging state residents to take action and oppose a new set of bills introduced in the state legislature that could make public criticism of Israel a possible hate-crime.  TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senator to Vote No on SB 1143 https://www.votervoice.net/CAIR/campaigns/72237/respond “CAIR-Arizona opposes any attempts to suppress First Amendment expression. We stand firmly

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Ayan Ajeen

Action Alert: CAIR Urges Muslim Voters in ID, MI, MS, MO, ND, WA to Turn Out for March 10 State Primaries

CAIR to call almost 11,000 households in March 10 primary states reminding Muslims to vote (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/9/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Muslim voters in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington state to turn out and vote in tomorrow’s “Big Tuesday” state primary elections. Tonight, CAIR is launching an almost 11,000 household targeted get-out-the-vote automated call campaign that urges American

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