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Department store chain settles Muslim discrimination complaint

Department store chain settles Muslim discrimination complaint A national department store chain has settled a discrimination complaint by two Muslim shoppers in Connecticut who say they were falsely accused of shoplifting because of their Islamic attire. May Department Stores Company, the parent company of the Meriden, Conn., Lord & Taylor store in which the incident took place, reached the settlement with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group. That settlement includes

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Israel rally seeks to “spin” brutal occupation say Muslims

Israel rally seeks to “spin” brutal occupation say Muslims A Washington-based Islamic advocacy group said today this afternoon’s rally in support of Israel on Capitol Hill is a desperate attempt to put positive spin on that state’s brutal occupation of another people and to distract attention from recent atrocities committed by Israeli forces in the Occupied Territories. A statement by Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), read in part: (Awad

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U.S. Muslims say “War Crimes” committed in Jenin

U.S. Muslims say “War Crimes” committed in Jenin The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned what it called “war crimes” by Israeli occupation forces in the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin. According to media reports, the Israelis are preparing to raze the camp using bulldozers. The Washington-based Islamic advocacy group asked that President Bush stop the destruction of Jenin in order to prevent civilian deaths and to keep evidence of atrocities from being destroyed.

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CAIR supports President’s demand for end to Israeli attacks

CAIR supports President’s demand for end to Israeli attacks The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, is supporting President Bush’s demand, announced today, that Israel end both its settlement activity and it ongoing assaults on Palestinian towns and villages. The president said: “Israeli settlement activity in occupied territories must stop”¦I ask Israel to halt incursions into Palestinian-controlled areas and begin the withdrawal from those cities it has recently occupied.” He said

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Jewish groups asked to condemn Israeli attacks

Jewish groups asked to condemn Israeli attacks A prominent American Muslim advocacy group is calling on leaders of major Jewish organizations to condemn the Israeli government’s ongoing attacks on Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Territories. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says Jewish groups often demand that Muslims condemn violence against civilians, but are silent when those they support carry out such attacks. In a statement, CAIR Governmental Affairs Director Jason Erb said: “National American

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CAIR condemns attacks on civilians

CAIR condemns attacks on civilians The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, today condemned a bomb attack on a Passover celebration in the Middle East that left 20 people dead and more than 100 wounded. In a statement, CAIR said: “We condemn this attack and all other attacks on innocent civilians. Illegitimate and counterproductive tactics must not be used in the legitimate struggle to end Israel’s brutal occupation. “This attack is

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