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CAIR-LA Publishes ‘Jesus’ Ad in California

CAIR-LA Publishes ‘Jesus’ Ad in California The Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the publication of an advertisement in local newspapers highlighting Muslim respect for Jesus. To view the ad, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/html/jesusad.html The ad, headlined “More In Common Than You Think,” features a photograph of the Old City of Jerusalem and text reading: “”Behold (O Mary!)’ The Angel said, ‘God has chosen you, and purified you, and chosen

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CAIR condemns Israeli Assassination of Religious leader

CAIR condemns Israeli Assassination of Religious leader The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the assassination of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian Muslim religious leader, calling it an act of “state terrorism.” Israel killed Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a 67-year-old quadriplegic and the most prominent Palestinian Islamic figure, in a missile strike outside a Gaza City mosque on Monday. In its statement, CAIR said: “We condemn this violation of international law as an act of state terrorism

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U.S. Muslims meet Spanish ambassador to offer condolences

U.S. Muslims meet Spanish ambassador to offer condolences A delegation of American Muslim leaders met today with the Spanish ambassador in Washington, D.C., to offer condolences for the more than 200 people killed in last week’s terror attacks on the Madrid train system. The delegation, organized by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), expressed the American Islamic community’s condemnation of the bombings and told Ambassador Javier Ruperez that Muslims grieve for all those who

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California radio station apologizes for Islamophobic skit

California radio station apologizes for Islamophobic skit A Los Angeles, Calif., radio station today issued an on-air apology for an Islamophobic skit that claimed Muslims have sex with animals, avoid bathing and are obsessed with killing Jews. The apology by KFI AM 640 came one day after the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) announced that it had filed complaints about the skit with both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and

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Ann Coulter says Muslims ‘Smell Bad’

Ann Coulter says Muslims ‘Smell Bad’ Contact Universal Press Syndicate to express your concerns about Coulter’s bigoted remarks. A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on major media outlets to end their association with a controversial conservative pundit who recently suggested that Muslims “smell bad.” The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said syndicated columnist Ann Coulter, who frequently appears as a guest on cable news programs, made that Islamophobic remark

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Texas Mosque vandalized with racist graffiti

Texas Mosque vandalized with racist graffiti The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for the FBI to take a lead role in the investigation of an attack targeting a Texas mosque on which vandals scrawled anti-Muslim graffiti. The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy group said worshipers at the Islamic Center of the South Plains in Lubbock, Texas, discovered the graffiti and other vandalism early this morning. Mosque officials told CAIR the vandals wrote “sand

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