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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Releases Results of Muslim Voter Super Tuesday Exit Poll, Survey (#MuslimsVote)

Majority of American Muslims voted for Bernie Sanders, followed by Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg Survey also shows majority of American Muslims support taking in more refugees and asylum seekers, back single-payer healthcare system and $15 minimum wage, say environmental climate change is an emergency issue (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/5/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of its “#MuslimsVote 2020 Super Tuesday Exit Poll and Survey.” 

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Ohio Sues U.S. Embassy in Lebanon to Reunite Toledo Man with Wife

(COLUMBUS, OHIO – 3/5/2020) — The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) announced today the filing of a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, United States Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on behalf of an American citizen from Toledo, Ohio, whose wife and infant child are stranded in Beirut. The couple has been married for over three years and have a child together who

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Missouri Condemns Distribution of Racist Meme in Missouri Middle School

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 2/5/20)- The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of a racist meme to two African-American students at a middle school in that state.  The two eighth graders at Hixson Middle School were reportedly sent a meme with a photograph of a white man spraying a young African-American child with a hose with the phrase:

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Houston Calls on Texas GOP to Repudiate Cong. Candidate’s Remarks Suggesting U.S. Be Sprayed with ‘Pig’s Blood’ to Keep Muslims Out

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 3/4/20) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today called on the Texas Republican Party to reject Alma Arredondo-Lynch’s remarks for suggesting that spraying the nation with pigs’ blood would keep Muslims out of the United States. [NOTE: Alma Arredondo-Lynch lost in the Republican primary on March 3.] Alma Arredondo-Lynch was running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. Video: Texas Congressional Candidate Suggests Spraying U.S.

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Ayan Ajeen

Cuban-American Attorney, Thania Diaz Clevenger, Appointed CAIR-Florida’s Chief Operations Director

(TAMPA, FL, 3/3/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today announced the appointment of Attorney Thania Diaz Clevenger as Chief Operations Director. Attorney Thania Diaz Clevenger has been with CAIR-Florida for eight (8) years. She initially joined the organization as the Civil Rights Coordinator on a part-time basis. Thania later was promoted to full-time and, eventually, became the Civil Rights/ Legal Department Director. She

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA Decries White Supremacist Stickers Found on Chapman University Campus Targeting Bernie Sanders Supporters

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 3/3/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned white supremacist stickers posted on the campus of Chapman University in Orange. According to the Daily Panther’s Facebook page, stickers belonging to the white-supremacist group Patriot Front were found on campus this morning. The student newspaper reported this is the third time Patriot Front has distributed propaganda on the campus.  Today’s distribution targeted materials that

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