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Con Artist Targets Muslims in Florida and California

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is warning Muslims in Florida and California about a con artist who seeks money by impersonating well-known personalities in the Muslim world. The con artist calls Muslim individuals and groups pretending to be with a respected Islamic institution. He claims that he and others are coming to visit the United States. Later, he calls back, claiming to have lost his money, tickets or passport and asks for emergency cash

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Bomb Explodes Outside Texas Mosque

The Houston office of the Council onAmerican-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) and the Islamic Society of Greater Houston will hold a news conference today to ask that local and national law enforcement authorities investigate a weekend bomb attack on an area mosque as a possible hate crime. WHEN: July 7, 2 p.m. (Central)WHERE: Champions Masjid, 6700 Old Louetta Road, Spring, TexasCONTACT: CAIR-Houston, 713-838-2247, 832-814-5554, 832-656-0449 According to police reports and eyewitnesses, a home-made bomb exploded on Sunday

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Muslims Assaulted in Illinois, California

A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today urged state and federal law enforcement authorities to treat attacks on a Muslim woman driver in Illinois and on a Muslim shopper in California as hate crimes. The driver in Illinois, a Muslim convert who wears an Islamic head scarf, told the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that she was attacked June 26 after being approached by a group of two women and one

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CAIR-OH: OSU Medical Center Accomodates Hijab

The Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today announced that Muslim womenwho work at the Ohio State University Medical Center will maintain theirright to wear their religiously-mandated head scarves, or hijab. Theirjobs had recently been threatened by an attempt to more strictly enforcea dress code that would have banned head scarves. In discussions with CAIR-Ohio, the University Hospitals Office of Facilities Services agreed that Muslim women will be allowed to work andwear

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Muslims File Bias Claim Against Illinois Movie Theater

The Muslim Civil Rights Center (MCRC)and the Chicago office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today announced that three Muslim men of Palestinianheritage filed a complaint against a Chicago-area theater overallegations of religious and national-origin discrimination. The complaint, filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rightsagainst Loews Cineplex in Crestwood, Ill., alleges that the men wereevicted from a screening of Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” inFebruary of this year. The theater security

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Poll: Muslim Voters Favor Kerry, Nader

View Excerpts from the VideoSource: C-SPAN3 American Muslim voters favored presidential candidates John Kerry and Ralph Nader in a survey released today by a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that 54 percent of eligible Muslim voters said they would vote for Kerry, while 26 percent favored Nader. A sizable 14 percent of Muslim voters said they are still undecided. (Fifty-five percent of the respondents

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