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Ayan Ajeen

Sacramento Community Interfaith Car Caravan for Lives Lost Sunday, August 30th at 3 PM

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/30/20) – Sacramento Valley Muslim Community! Please do not miss out on this extremely important community event!We are asking the Sacramento community to join us in our Interfaith Ride Out Caravan tomorrow, Sunday August 30th from 3 – 5 p.m. Show up with your fellow interfaith communities to lament and mourn the lives lost to law enforcement and COVID-19 alongside our fellow community members and partners. This event is a family friendly and safe

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Firing of Md. Official Who Praised Kenosha Vigilante, Urges Review of Codes of Conduct

(BALTIMORE, MD, 8/29/2020) — The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the firing of the deputy director of the Governor Hogan’s Office of Community Initiatives Arthur “Mac” Love IV after he praised vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, who allegedly killed two anti-racism protesters in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. SEE: Hogan Administration Official Praises Teen Kenosha Shooter on Social Media,

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Demands Removal of Jacob Blake’s Hospital Bed Shackles, Says Police Shooting Victim is Being ‘Tortured’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/28/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today demanded that law enforcement authorities end their “torture” of Jacob Blake, who is reportedly shackled to his hospital bed  Blake’s father told CNN that despite the fact that his son cannot walk due to injuries suffered in the recent Kenosha, Wis., police shooting, authorities have him shackled to the bed.  SEE: Jacob Blake shackled to bed, father

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-San Diego Welcomes Coronado School District Superintendent’s Vow to Address Racial Inequity

(SAN DIEGO, CA., 8/27/2020) – The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SD) today welcomed Coronado School District Superintendent Karl Mueller’s vow to take steps to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students after acknowledging that racism exists in the school district.  According to KPBS, Mueller also stated that racial justice (and the Black Lives Matter issue) is not a political issue, but a human rights issue.  SEE: ‘Educate, Not Indoctrinate’: Anti-Racism Push

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Premieres Short Film, ‘Sacred Roots: Exploring the History of Islam in Baltimore’

(BALTIMORE, MD, 8/27/20) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today premiered a short documentary titled, “Sacred Roots: Exploring the History of Islam in Baltimore.”  The CAIR short film features accounts from some of the early pioneers of Baltimore-area Muslim communities who were instrumental in establishing the first mosques and centers in the city. It also includes perspectives from a group of CAIR

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Supports Miss. Student Walk Out to Protest ‘White Power’ Shout, Welcomes Hate Crime Charges for Beating of ‘Middle Eastern’ Man in Nebraska

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/27/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today supported the walk out held by students to protest racially-charged language at a school event at Oak Grove High School in Oak Grove, Miss.   Dozens of Oak Grove High School students walked out of class to protest the incident during the senior run on the first day of school at which someone in the crowd yelled “white power” as

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