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U.S. Muslims Preparing for January Hajj

  NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Thousands of American Muslims will soon take part inreligious observances associated with the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage toMecca. Now is the time to ask local Muslim contacts about who may be goingon Hajj. If you do not have any contacts in the local Muslim community, trycontacting the nearest CAIR chapter at http://www.cair.com/asp/chapters.aspor by going to: http://www.islamicfinder.com/ Hajj, which will take place in mid-to-late January, is one of the “fivepillars” of the

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VA Muslims to Feed the Homeless

  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/22/04) – Muslims will prepare and distribute food tothe homeless in Fairfax, Va., on Thursday, December 23rd, and Friday,December 24th. Food preparation starts at 3:30 p.m. in the kitchen ofFairfax Presbyterian Church and distribution to shelters and otherlocations begins at 6 p.m. and lasts until about 8 p.m. WHAT: VA Muslims to Feed the HomelessWHEN: December 23rd and 24th, 3:30 – 8 p.m.LOCATION: Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main Street, Fairfax, VA Volunteers

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CAIR-Canada Welcomes Recommendations on Faith-Based Arbitration

  (OTTAWA, CANADA – 21/12/2004) – The Canadian Council on American-IslamicRelations (CAIR-CAN) today welcomed the comprehensive recommendationsproposed by Marion Boyd in her review of the use of arbitration in familyand inheritance cases in the province of Ontario. Boyd has recommended thecontinuance of faith-based arbitration as a valid alternative in family andinheritance cases subject to a number of safeguards. In its meeting with Ms. Boyd in early August 2004, CAIR-CAN proposedrecommendations such as independent legal advice,

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Study: Most States Allow Muslim Scarves in Driver Photos

  Click here to read the Driver’s License Study: Religious Accommodationin Driver’s License Photographs:A Review of Codes, Policies and Practices in the 50 States (WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/21/04) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today issued a nationwide review of religious accommodation in requirements for driver’s license photographs. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says the report, titled “Religious Accommodation in Driver’s License Photographs: A Review of Codes, Policies and Practices

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MD Muslim Allowed Islamic Scarf in ID Photo

  CAIR’s recently issued Report:Religious Accommodation in Driver’s License Photographs: A Review of Codes,Policies and Practices in the 50 States (BETHESDA, MD, 12/21/04) The Maryland and Virginia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MD/VA) today announced that a Muslim woman in Maryland will be allowed to wear her Islamic head scarf in an identification card photograph. The woman had previously been told she had to remove her religiously-mandated scarf. The Muslim woman told CAIR-MD/VA

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Survey: 44 Percent of Americans Would Curtail Muslim Civil Rights

  A chart from the survey conducted by Cornell UniversityRead Survey in PDF Format >> (WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/17/04) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on elected representatives and government officials to address the rising level of Islamophobia in America. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued that call following today’s release of a survey by the Media and Society Research Group in Cornell University’s Department of Communication indicating

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