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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR, Howard Co. Police to Join Family of Rabiah Ahmad, Community Leaders Seeking Public’s Help in Securing Justice for Murdered Pregnant Maryland Muslim Woman

(BALTIMORE, MD, 8/27/2020) — On Friday, August 28, the Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will partner with the Howard County Police Department to hold a news conference with community leaders and the family of Rabiah Ahmad to ask for the public’s help in getting justice after the murder of the pregnant Muslim woman and her baby.   SEE: CAIR Offers $5K Reward for

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Ibrahim Hooper

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

(BALTIMORE, MD, 8/26/20) – On Thursday, August 27, the Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will livestream a premiere of 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

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Supports Revision to Virginia School Policy to Prohibit Students from Wearing Confederate Flag

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/26/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today supported a proposed  revision to a Virginia school board’s student conduct policy that would prohibit clothing that symbolizes Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation-White Supremacy, Neo-Nazi, racial hate groups, or Confederate flags.   The Winchester School Board’s proposed dress code change would ban students from wearing clothing that is racially divisive at school, on school property, or at school-sponsored activities.   SEE: Proposed change would

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Action Alert: Urge Trump to Formally Designate China’s Oppression of Uyghur Muslims as ‘Genocide’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/26/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge the Trump administration to formally designate China’s human rights abuses against the country’s Uyghur Muslim minority as genocide.  CLICK HERE: URGE TRUMP DESIGNATE CHINA’S OPPRESSION OF UYGHUR MUSLIMS AS GENOCIDE  https://www.votervoice.net/CAIR/campaigns/76877/respond According to Politico, two anonymous Trump administration officials have indicated the White House is in the early stages of internal discussion on

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Wisconsin Jail Offering More Texts for Muslim Faith, Halal Diet Options

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/26/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the decision by a Wisconsin jail to offer more Islamic religious materials and halal diet options for incarcerated individuals who are Muslim.  The Waukesha County Jail in Waukesha, Wis., will offer more Qurans, Islam’s revealed text, and tablets that will provide access to 40 different religious texts. The jail has also entered into a contract with a new food

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-NY Files Lawsuit Against USCIS Over Yemeni Family’s Reunification Visa Delay

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 8/26/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for unreasonably delaying the adjudication of an immigrant visa application for a Yemeni national seeking to be reunited with her husband in the United States.  SEE: CAIR-NY Lawsuit The plaintiff, Sfuaun Ali Nasir, is an U.S. citizen. Nasir married

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