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Muslim Leaders arrested at White House sit-in to protest Sharon visit

Muslim Leaders arrested at White House sit-in to protest Sharon visit Leaders of six national American Muslim organizations were arrested in a non-violent “sit-in” outside the White House to protest today’s meeting between President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Those arrested during the act of civil disobedience included the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), as well as representatives from American Muslim Council (AMC), American Muslims for Jerusalem (AMJ), Muslim

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Bill C-16 Hearings almost over-contact the committee now

Bill C-16 Hearings almost over-contact the committee now On May 17, 2001 CAIR CAN Executive Director Riad Saloojee and CAIR CAN Chair Sheema Khan presented testimony before the Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-16, the Charities Registration (Security Information) Act. Bill C-16 permits the use of secret evidence supplied by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and foreign government agencies to remove or deny charitable status to organizations that make any of their resources

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Muslims ask Jewish Group to delay release of book on Islam

Muslims ask Jewish Group to delay release of book on Islam A national Islamic advocacy group today asked the American Jewish Committee (AJC) to delay the release of a new book on Islam for Jews until Muslim concerns about the book’s content and cover image can be addressed. In April, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) questioned AJC’s choice of a controversial author for the book, called “Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Islam for

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Major study of Islam in America to be released April 26

Major study of Islam in America to be released April 26 On Thursday, April 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, will hold a news conference to release a major report on the Muslim community in the United States. That report, called “The Mosque in America: A National Portrait,” is the result of in-depth interviews with a randomized sample of representatives drawn from more than 1200 American mosques. “The American

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NY Muslims demand Islamic Chaplain for Fire Department

NY Muslims demand Islamic Chaplain for Fire Department On Friday, April 20, the New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), along with that city’s Islamic Society of Fire Department Personnel (ISFDP) and the Vulcan Society will hold a news conference to demand that the FDNY appoint a Muslim chaplain. Muslims in the Fire Department requested a Muslim chaplain more than three years ago and are seeking injunctive relief from the Eastern District

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NY Muslims protest hiring of Officer tried in Diallo Case

NY Muslims protest hiring of Officer tried in Diallo Case The New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today joined with that city’s Islamic Society of Fire Department Personnel (ISFDP) and the Vulcan Society to protest the hiring of an officer brought up on criminal charges in the shooting death of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed Muslim from West Africa. New York City Fire Department officials say they have tentatively decided to hire

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