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Muslims react to Imam Jamil Al-Amin verdict

Muslims react to Imam Jamil Al-Amin verdict On Monday, March 11, the National Support Committee for Imam Jamil Al-Amin* will hold a news conference in Atlanta, Ga., to offer the American Muslim community’s reaction to today’s verdict by an Atlanta jury that found Al-Amin guilty of killing one Fulton County sheriff’s deputy and wounding another. The news conference will take place at 10 a.m. (EST) in front of Atlanta’s Fulton County Courthouse, located at the

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Ashcroft asked to clarify offensive remarks on Islam

Ashcroft asked to clarify offensive remarks on Islam The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today joined other Muslim and Arab-American groups in calling on Attorney General John Ashcroft to clarify offensive remarks he allegedly made in December about the faith of Islam. According to an interview with syndicated columnist Cal Thomas published on the internet site crosswalk.com, Ashcroft said: “Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for

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Correctional Institutions Offered Guide To Islamic Practices

Correctional Institutions Offered Guide To Islamic Practices As controversy grows over the treatment of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group today announced the publication of a booklet designed to sensitize correctional institutions to the religious needs of Muslim inmates. Excerpts from the guide may be downloaded as a printable pdf file by clicking here. The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) publication, “A Correctional Institution’s Guide to Islamic

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Ohio mosque vandalism prompts call for police protection

Ohio mosque vandalism prompts call for police protection The Islamic Foundation of Central Ohio (IFCO) and the Ohio Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today called on law enforcement authorities in that state to step up protection of Muslim institutions and businesses following an attack by vandals on the Islamic Center of Columbus. The vandals caused severe damage overnight to all three floors of the center. Copies of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text,

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Muslim secret service agent removed from flight

Muslim secret service agent removed from flight The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, today demanded an apology from American Airlines for removing a Muslim Secret Service agent from a flight apparently based on religious and ethnic profiling. The agent (for security reasons, CAIR is not releasing his name) alleges that he was kicked off American Airlines Flight 363 from Baltimore to Dallas on December 25 because the captain had concerns

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CAIR: Foiled bombings incited by anti-Muslim “Smear Campaign”

CAIR: Foiled bombings incited by anti-Muslim “Smear Campaign” A prominent American Muslim group tonight blamed what it called the “ongoing anti-Islamic smear campaign” by right wing and pro-Israel extremists for creating an atmosphere of Islamophobia that may have incited the Jewish Defense League (JDL) to plot a terrorist bombing at a California mosque and other sites. (SEE: www.jdl.org) JDL chairman Irv Rubin and another member of that group were arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of

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