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Secret Service bars Muslim guard from DC hotel floor

Secret Service bars Muslim guard from DC hotel floor A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the Secret Service to explain why a Muslim security officer at a Washington, D.C., hotel was denied access to a floor in the building because of his faith and ethnicity. The Muslim guard at The Madison hotel, a native of Ethiopia and a U.S. citizen, told the Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic

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Florida Muslim Child Assaulted in School

Florida Muslim Child Assaulted in School The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate an assault on a Muslim child at a school in that state as a hate crime. The 12-year-old victim, a student at a middle school in Boyton Beach who wears an Islamic head scarf, says she was assaulted in the hallway of her school last week by four teenage boys who

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CAIR calls for release of Iraq hostages, ceasefire

CAIR calls for release of Iraq hostages, ceasefire The ongoing violence in Iraq is creating a humanitarian crisis that not only causes immense suffering among the civilian population, but also negatively impacts America’s image and interests throughout the Middle East. Hundreds of innocent Iraqis have been killed and a number of hostages have been taken by insurgents. Today, the director of the main hospital in Fallujah said at least 450 people have been killed and

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Imam’s wife assaulted at Maryland Mosque

Imam’s wife assaulted at Maryland Mosque The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on national political and religious leaders to repudiate Islamophobic rhetoric following another in a series of attacks on American Muslim institutions, businesses and individuals. The latest incident involved an assault on the wife of the Imam, or religious leader, of the Islamic Society of Annapolis in Annapolis, Md. The woman, who was wearing an Islamic head scarf, was hit by a

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Florida Muslim woman assaulted in Mall

Florida Muslim woman assaulted in Mall The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate an assault on a Muslim woman at a shopping mall in that state as a hate crime. The victim, the owner of a jewelry kiosk at Westshore Mall in Tampa who wears an Islamic head scarf, says she was verbally and physically assaulted on Tuesday by three people who told her

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Third Muslim business torched in Texas

Third Muslim business torched in Texas On Wednesday, April 7, the San Antonio, Texas, office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) will hold a “community solidarity” news conference in reaction to an arson attack Monday on a local Muslim business, the third such incident in three weeks. Participants in the news conference will include local elected officials and representatives from a number of civil liberties organizations, minority groups and law enforcement agencies. When:

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