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U.S. Muslims say “War Crimes” committed in Jenin

U.S. Muslims say “War Crimes” committed in Jenin The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned what it called “war crimes” by Israeli occupation forces in the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin. According to media reports, the Israelis are preparing to raze the camp using bulldozers. The Washington-based Islamic advocacy group asked that President Bush stop the destruction of Jenin in order to prevent civilian deaths and to keep evidence of atrocities from being destroyed.

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CAIR supports President’s demand for end to Israeli attacks

CAIR supports President’s demand for end to Israeli attacks The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, is supporting President Bush’s demand, announced today, that Israel end both its settlement activity and it ongoing assaults on Palestinian towns and villages. The president said: “Israeli settlement activity in occupied territories must stop”¦I ask Israel to halt incursions into Palestinian-controlled areas and begin the withdrawal from those cities it has recently occupied.” He said

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Jewish groups asked to condemn Israeli attacks

Jewish groups asked to condemn Israeli attacks A prominent American Muslim advocacy group is calling on leaders of major Jewish organizations to condemn the Israeli government’s ongoing attacks on Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Territories. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says Jewish groups often demand that Muslims condemn violence against civilians, but are silent when those they support carry out such attacks. In a statement, CAIR Governmental Affairs Director Jason Erb said: “National American

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CAIR condemns attacks on civilians

CAIR condemns attacks on civilians The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, today condemned a bomb attack on a Passover celebration in the Middle East that left 20 people dead and more than 100 wounded. In a statement, CAIR said: “We condemn this attack and all other attacks on innocent civilians. Illegitimate and counterproductive tactics must not be used in the legitimate struggle to end Israel’s brutal occupation. “This attack is

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Florida Mosque attack result of anti-Muslim rhetoric

Florida Mosque attack result of anti-Muslim rhetoric The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, today said an attack Monday on a Florida mosque is likely the result of the current barrage of anti-Muslim rhetoric by right-wing commentators who paint Islam as a violent faith bent on world domination. At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, a pick-up truck was driven into the front of the Islamic Center of Tallahassee. The man driving the

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Muslims call raids “Fishing Expedition”

Muslims call raids “Fishing Expedition” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, today said raids Wednesday on a number of Islamic institutions and homes in Virginia and Georgia were a “fishing expedition” that will only serve to intimidate law-abiding Muslim citizens. In a statement issued at a packed Capitol Hill news conference, CAIR Governmental Affairs Director Jason Erb said: (Representatives of some 25 local, national and international media outlets attended the

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