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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Action Alert: Demand that Apple, Nike, GAP, Other Global Brands Stop Benefiting From Uyghur Muslim Slave Labor

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/6/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to demand that Apple, Nike, GAP, and other popular global brands stop benefiting from Uyghur Muslim slave labor.  A new report by the U.S. State Department, and funded by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, found that between 2017 and 2019 the Chinese government forcibly transferred at least 80,000 Uyghur Muslims – then imprisoned in state run concentration camps

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Calls for Disciplinary Action Against South Carolina Basketball Coach Who Avoided Shaking Black Players’ Hands

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/6/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for disciplinary action against a South Carolina basketball coach for avoiding shaking the hands of African-American players on the opposing team.  Richard Winn Academy is investigating a video showing Head Basketball Coach Nick Chaisson not shaking hands with all basketball players on the opposing team after a Thursday night game. The video shows the end of the basketball

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-NY Condemns Anti-Asian Hate Incident on NYC Subway, Welcomes NYPD Investigation as Possible Hate Crime

CAIR-NY Condemns Anti-Asian Hate Incident on NYC Subway, Welcomes NYPD Investigation as Possible Hate Crime  (NEW YORK, N.Y., 03/06/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an Anti-Asian hate incident perpetrated by a commuter on an N train traveling through Brooklyn on Wednesday. The NYPD has announced that it will investigate the incident as a possible hate crime, and NYC Mayor

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Mosque, Muslim Business

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/5/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible vandalism targeting Masjid Al Nur and a Muslim-owned business in Minneapolis. On Thursday morning, similar hate messages — including “F**** Allah” — were found spay-painted at each site. PHOTOS OF VANDALISM: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mn-mosque.png https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mn-business.png “Sadly, these incidents have become all too common in Minnesota. We urge local, state and federal law enforcement authorities

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Releases Results of Muslim Voter Super Tuesday Exit Poll, Survey (#MuslimsVote)

Majority of American Muslims voted for Bernie Sanders, followed by Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg Survey also shows majority of American Muslims support taking in more refugees and asylum seekers, back single-payer healthcare system and $15 minimum wage, say environmental climate change is an emergency issue (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/5/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of its “#MuslimsVote 2020 Super Tuesday Exit Poll and Survey.” 

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Ohio Sues U.S. Embassy in Lebanon to Reunite Toledo Man with Wife

(COLUMBUS, OHIO – 3/5/2020) — The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) announced today the filing of a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, United States Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on behalf of an American citizen from Toledo, Ohio, whose wife and infant child are stranded in Beirut. The couple has been married for over three years and have a child together who

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