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CAIR to Co-Sponsor Jan. 27 Congressional Briefing on ‘Implications of India’s Citizenship Law’

India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) explicitly discriminates against Muslim immigrants in granting citizenship. SEE: Anti-CAA protests gather fresh momentum as India marks Republic Day https://www.dawn.com/news/1530685/in-pictures-anti-caa-protests-gather-fresh-momentum-as-india-marks-republic-day During the briefing, a panel of experts from the U.S. and India — including from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) — will offer detailed analyses of and perspective on the CAA. Indian panelists will share their firsthand account of state repression and police

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CAIR-NY Stands in Solidarity with Jewish Community After Hate Incident Targeting Synagogue

(NEW YORK, NY, 1/26/2020) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community after an act of hate targeting a synagogue in Greenport, N.Y.  According to police, on January 19th Tara Rios threw a package of pork chops onto the front steps of the Congregation Anshe Emeth in Greenport.  Rios returned that evening to take photos of the scene.  Rios is charged with Harassment in the

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TONIGHT: CAIR-Oregon Inaugural Banquet to Feature Keynote Address by Rep. Rashida Tlaib

(PORTLAND, OR 1/24/2020) – This evening, the Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will hold its inaugural banquet, themed “Faith driven, Justice led,” at the Hyatt Regency in Portland. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) will be the keynote speaker. CAIR-Oregon’s banquet is one of the largest gatherings of American Muslims and people of all faiths in the state. Community members come to celebrate their participation in democracy, to hear from local leaders and to

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Video: CAIR-Kentucky Muslim Day at the State Capitol

Some 200 Kentuckians turned out on January 22, 2020, for the first annual Muslim Day at the State Capitol co-hosted by CAIR-Kentucky. Muslim Day is designed to promote civic engagement among Muslims.Muslims can get to know their lawmakers, tour the Capitol and voice their opinions on topics important to them. watch video

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CAIR Welcomes Hate Crime Charge for ‘Sand N*****’ Vandalism of Louisiana Business

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/24/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a hate crime charge brought against a man suspected of vandalizing a business in Lafayette, La., with hate graffiti.  James Verrett, 23, of Lafayette was arrested for simple criminal damage to property and hate crimes. SEE: Lafayette man arrested for racial slur painted on Johnston Street hookah lounge https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/crime_police/article_ed339f5c-3e40-11ea-845b-ffba7f2d3514.html Lafayette man arrested for hate crimes in

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CAIR, Community Partners to Co-Host Candidates’ Forum for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District

(BALTIMORE MD, 1/24/20) – This Sunday, January 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the United Maryland Muslim Council (UMMC) and Dar Al Taqwa will co-host a Congressional Candidates’ Forum ahead of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District special election on February 4, 2020.  WHAT: Maryland 7th Congressional District Candidate’s Forum  WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m. WHERE: Dar Al Taqwa Mosque, 10740 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Md. 21042 CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, zchaudry@cair.com “We urge our community to attend

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