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Ibrahim Hooper

Statement by CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper on Islamophobic Tennessean Ad

Tennessee Newspaper Blasted for Printing Ad Claiming ‘Islam’ Is Going to Nuke Nashville https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-tennessean-islamophobic-ad_n_5eef957ec5b615bc9414b0d7 Statement by CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper: “We appreciate that the Islamophobic ad was pulled and that an investigation as to how it was published has been launched, but we would urge the Tennessean to also implement updated policies and staff training to ensure that this type of hate incident does not occur in the future. CAIR is willing to

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Trump’s Racist Attack on Muslim Congresswoman, Use of Anti-Asian ‘Kung Flu’ Term, Defense of Confederate ‘Traitors’

(WASHINGTON, D.C.,  6/21/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned President Trump’s racist anti-Somali national origin-based attack on Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during his first major campaign rally since the outbreak of COVID-19. The rally took place on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. CAIR also rebuked Trump for his ongoing bigoted use of anti-Asian terms to describe the COVID-19 global pandemic and his defense of

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Houston to Join Peaceful Protest Supporting Immigrants in ICE Detention Centers

Muslim civil rights group calls for release of detainees and investigation of abuse allegations (HOUSTON, TX, 6/20/2020) – Today, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a peaceful protest with FIEL for immigrants in ICE detention. WHERE/WHEN: At 3 p.m. in front of Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002 CONTACT: CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd, Attorney, jfloyd@cair.com, 713.224.0101, CAIR-Houston

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Florida Condemns Miami Police Department for Forcing Muslim Woman Assisting Protesters to Remove Her Hijab

(MIAMI, FL, 6/19/2020) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the Miami Police Department for forcing a Muslim woman to remove her hijab for a booking photo after being arrested during a protest last Saturday. NBC News reported that Alaa Masri, “a Muslim woman arrested during a Black Lives Matter Miami was forced to remover her hijab for a booking

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Ibrahim Hooper

#BringThemHome: CAIR Calls on State Department to Bring Home Americans and Legal Permanent Residents Stranded in Yemen without Flights Due to the COVID-19 Crisis

433 Yemeni Americans and LPRs (legal permanent residents) have contacted CAIR and CAIR Chapters nationwide because they are stranded in Yemen without flights due to the COVID-19 crisis. The State Department is arranging for two flights on June 28 and July 1, departing from Aden, Yemen to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Washington-Dulles International Airport. Many passports and travel documents of stranded Americans expired during the COVID-19 lockdown in Yemen and do not currently qualify under State

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-AZ Joins 100+ Groups, Leaders and Activists Calling on Maricopa County Community College District to Get Hate Out of the Classroom

(PHOENIX, AZ, 6/19/2020) – The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Arizona) today joined a broad coalition including elected officials, interfaith organizations, allies and activists in calling on the Maricopa County Community College District to “Get Hate out of the Classroom.” SEE:  Over 100 Leaders, Academics and Activists Sign Letter Telling MCCCD: Get Hate Out of the Classroom This coalition letter comes on the heels of the revelations of Islamophobic bigotry being taught as fact by

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