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CAIR-SFBA Participates In Statewide Educators Conference (Santa Clara, CA)

CAIR-SFBA PARTICIPATES IN STATEWIDE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE (SANTA CLARA, CA)- On Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th, representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) dialogued with over 600 K-12 grade teachers who attended the annual California Teacher’s Association (CTA) conference. CAIR representatives informed educators about the special needs of Muslim students in public and private schools and distributed flyers, booklets and Educators’ Guides. CAIR’s Sensitivity Training program

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DELL Fires 30 Tenn. Muslims over workplace prayer

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/05) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on Dell Computers to rehire 30 Muslims workers allegedly fired from a plant in Tennessee for seeking to perform religiously-mandated prayers in the workplace. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) also offered to help the company and its employees reach a mutually-agreeable solution to the dispute. CAIR said the workers were fired from a Dell facility in Nashville, Tenn., after

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FL Teacher to be fired for mocking Muslim student

TAMPA, FL, 3/10/05) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today commended a Florida school district for the expected firing of a teacher who allegedly mocked and threatened a Muslim middle school student last month. The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) said the School District of Hillsborough County has recommended the termination of the teacher who was under investigation for the alleged harassment. That school district’s decision apparently

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Hardball Host Withdraws From Controversial FL Event

(Washington, D.C., 3/9/05) A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today applauded MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews’ decision not to speak at a Florida convention that will honor an Indian official accused of complicity in the massacre of Muslim civilians. SEE: A representative for Matthews told the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that a “scheduling conflict” will prevent him from attending the annual convention of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association

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CAIR-HOUSTON: Muslims aid Women’s Shleter

On Saturday March 5, Houston-area Muslims joined the Houston Area Women’s Shelter in the Race Against Violence 5K. Proceeds from the event are to benefit the Houston Area Women’s Shelter. “I believe helping the Women’s Shelter is important because it is an institution that gives support to women in times of need,” said one Muslim participant. CONTACT: CAIR-Houston, 713-838-2247, 832-656-0449  

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CAIR-PHILLY offers class on Islam

Beginning May 5, the Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philly) will offer a class, titled “Understanding Islam & Muslims through History,” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County. WHAT: Course: Understanding Islam & Muslims through HistoryWHEN: Thursday 7:00 -9:00 PM, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Road, Media, PA 19063 Cost: $35.00 (check made out to UUCDC) REGISTER AT: Kate Ramos at

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