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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Joins 40+ Groups Urging President Biden to #SanctionMBS After Khashoggi Report

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/3/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, yesterday joined Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Win Without War and 39 other national civil and human rights organizations in calling on President Joe Biden to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman and those implicated in the murder of U.S. permanent resident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.  SEE: https://todaynewsafrica.com/42-organizations-ask-biden-to-sanction-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-for-approving-gruesome-murder-of-jamal-khashoggi/ The letter was in response to the release

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Decries Striking of Preamble on Role of Racism in Health Disparities Bill in Maryland Legislature

(BALTIMORE, Md., 3/3/21) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today decried the striking of language in Senate Bill 52 Public Health – Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021) in the Maryland General Assembly that addresses and highlights the role of racism in health disparities.  SEE: Senate Bill 52  https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2021RS/bills/sb/sb0052T.pdf Maryland Senate health disparity bill loses mention of racism https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/maryland-senate-health-disparity-bill-loses-mention-of-racism/article_5028cf95-13a0-53a1-8ff7-d89177cf7b09.html The preamble of the

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Action Alert: Join Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability at Emergency Action for Police Reforms in Annapolis

(BALTIMORE, MD, 3/3/21) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging community members to attend an emergency action in Annapolis hosted by the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability (MCJPA) this Thursday, March 4, to call on lawmakers to pass meaningful police reforms at the state level.  WHAT: MCJPA Emergency Action for Police Reform  WHEN:  Thursday, March 4, 4 p.m. ET WHERE: Meet at Annapolis District Court, 251 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD;

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Ibrahim Hooper

Join CAIR in Celebrating Women’s History Month

Asalaamu alaykum. I pray that you and your loved ones are staying safe and doing well. ​March is Women’s History Month, a celebration that actually began in 1978 in California as Women’s History Week, and was extended to a full month nationwide by an act of Congress in 1987. During the month of March, our nation celebrates the magnificence of women’s achievements throughout our nation’s history.  This is a time for all of us to pause and reflect

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Action Alert: Demand Georgia House Assembly Members ‘VOTE NO’ on Revision to Anti-Boycott Law, Repeal Existing Law

A vote on the anti-free speech, anti-boycott bill is scheduled to take place on March 3 on the House floor   (ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 3/2/21) – The Georgia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) is calling on all Georgians to contact their elected officials in the Georgia House of Representatives to demand that they “VOTE NO” tomorrow (March 3) on HB 383, amending the state’s anti-boycott law.   TAKE ACTION: URGE GEORGIA LAWMAKERS TO OPPOSE ANTI-BOYCOTT BILL HB 383, REPEAL ANTI-BOYCOTT

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA Decries Suspected Arson at Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 3/1/2021) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) condemned the vandalism and suspected arson at a Buddhist temple in Little Tokyo last week. According to the FOX/11, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to an incident at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple in the evening on Feb. 25. A pair of wooden lantern stands were burned, melting the electrical lamps above them. Two metallic lanterns were

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