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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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Safety not an issue for Muslim Firefighters says Islamic Group

Safety not an issue for Muslim Firefighters says Islamic Group A national Islamic advocacy group said today that safety is not an issue in a dispute over whether Muslim firefighters in Washington, D.C., may wear beards for religious reasons. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines permit beards when firefighters wear so- called “positive flow” respirators, the type used in the national’s capital. CAIR cited a 1996 OSHA

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Muslims hold news conference in support of DC Firefighters

Muslims hold news conference in support of DC Firefighters On Thursday, April 5, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a noon news conference outside a Washington, D.C., fire station to show support for Muslim firefighters facing suspension for wishing to wear what they consider to be religiously-mandated beards. Several Muslim firefighters have been or are being threatened with suspension and termination for refusing to shave their beards. The Washington-based Islamic advocacy group will

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