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Ibrahim Hooper

After Appeal Court Ruling, CAIR Repeats Call for Due Process Rights for Gitmo Detainees

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today repeated its call for due process rights for those detained at the Guantanamo Bay.  On Friday, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled against a Guantanamo Bay detainee who claimed his indefinite detention is a violation of due process. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Due

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA Condemns Islamophobic Question on Pro-Trump Facebook Group, Questions Membership of Policymakers

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 9/2/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned a Facebook group that asks potential members an Islamophobic question about their opinion of Islam and questioned why several policymakers are members.  The group is called California For Trump and describes itself as an “Awesome Patriotic Community.” To gain membership, applicants must answer three questions, including a defamatory question about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.  The group has more

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Central CA Condemns Reported Use of Racist Slurs Against Merced County Teacher During Zoom Event

(FRESNO, CA, 9/1/2020) – The Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CC) today condemned the reported use of racist slurs against a Merced County teacher during a virtual event.  READ: Merced County school teacher subjected to racial slurs during Zoom call, police say READ: Atwater Police Department press release On Thursday, a Black teacher at Buhach Colony High School was subjected to racist slurs during a Zoom classroom event, according to a report. The Atwater

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Welcomes Sentence for Florida White Supremacist ‘Antifa Hunter’ Who Threatened BLM Activist in Virginia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the sentencing of a Florida white supremacist to three years in prison for using social media to threaten a Black Lives Matter activist and to deter him from running for office in Charlottesville, Va.   A federal judge in Virginia sentenced Daniel McMahon to three years in prison for the threats and for threatening to sexually assault the daughter

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-DFW, Coalition Partners to Call on the FBI to Probe Hate Letters Targeting Indian-American, Asian-American Families

(DALLAS, TX, 9/1/2020) – Later today, the Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR-DFW) will join a coalition of other civil rights organizations and faith partners at a press conference to call on the FBI to investigate hate letters sent to Indian-American and Asian-American families in Irving, Texas.    WHAT: Coalition to Call on FBI to Investigate Hate Letter   WHERE: Virtual Press Conference on Facebook    WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 1 P.M.  (CT)  CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed,

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA Condemns Apparent Hate Act After Noose Found Hanging Outside Home In Diamond Bar

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 8/31/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned an apparent hate crime after a noose was found near a home in Diamond Bar, Calif., during the weekend. Law enforcement authorities were investigating the incident as a hate crime after the noose was discovered Saturday morning hanging from a tree outside the home of Lillian Rucker, according to CBS Los Angeles. “That is a

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