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Agent admits writing anti-Muslim graffiti

Agent admits writing anti-Muslim graffiti The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded the Justice Department’s swift action against a Secret Service agent who acknowledged responsibility for anti-Muslim graffiti found scrawled in the home of a Dearborn, Mich., terror suspect. Relatives of the Jordanian-American man arrested last week while allegedly carrying counterfeit checks told the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group they found the words “Islam is Evil” and “Christ is King” written on

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Israel uses U.S. weapons to massacre palestinian civilians

Israel uses U.S. weapons to massacre palestinian civilians (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/23/02) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today strongly condemned Israel’s use of American taxpayer-supplied weapons to massacre at least 11 Palestinians, including women and children, in an attack on a residential building in the Gaza Strip. The latest list of dead released by a nearby hospital included two babies ages 18 and 2 months, five children ages 3-5, an 11-year-old and three adults.

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U.S. Muslims call for 9/11/02 “Day of Unity and Prayer”

U.S. Muslims call for 9/11/02 “Day of Unity and Prayer” A national American Muslim political council today announced a “National Day of Unity and Prayer” designed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC), made up of the nation’s four most prominent Muslim political advocacy groups,* called on all faith communities to participate in the national observance by

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Anti-Muslim graffiti found after FBI search in Michigan

Anti-Muslim graffiti found after FBI search in Michigan (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/22/02) – Relatives of a Dearborn, Mich., Muslim arrested last week while allegedly carrying counterfeit checks say they found anti-Islamic graffiti scrawled in the man’s house following a search by the FBI and Secret Service. The man, a Jordanian-American, was arrested Wednesday after he arrived in Detroit on a flight from Indonesia. Relatives told the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic civil rights

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California Governor to sign Halaal Food Bill

California Governor to sign Halaal Food Bill California’s Governor Gray Davis will today sign the Halal Food Bill (AB1828) into law at a Los Angeles Islamic center. The bill makes it a misdemeanor to, with the intent to defraud, sell or expose for sale, “meat, meat products, or any food product that is falsely represented as being halal, or as having been prepared according to Islamic religious requirements.” (Halal food is that which satisfies Islamic

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Ill. Sheriff’s deputy denied right to Islamic Scarf

Ill. Sheriff’s deputy denied right to Islamic Scarf A national Islamic advocacy group is calling on Illinois’ Cook County Sheriff’s Department to allow a Muslim deputy to wear a religiously-mandated headscarf. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says sheriff’s department officials have repeatedly denied the deputy’s requests for religious accommodation, claiming it violates uniform guidelines. SEE: “DEPUTY SEEKS TO WEAR SCARF” The woman, a Cook County Deputy Sheriff since 1993, converted to Islam in

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