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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR to Hold Community Debriefing After Incident Impacting Muslim Students at a Maryland Middle School

(BALTIMORE, MD, 2/19/20) — This evening, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a debriefing at its office in Maryland to update the community on developments in a disturbing incident that occurred on Friday involving Muslim girls at a Baltimore County Middle School.  WHAT: Community Debriefing After Incident Impacting Muslim Students WHO: Muslim students and families in Baltimore County  WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.  WHERE: CAIR Office in Maryland, 6120 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 2D  Baltimore, MD

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Ibrahim Hooper

WATCH: CAIR Premieres ‘Muslims at Manzanar: A Civil Rights Journey’ on Anniversary of 1942 Japanese American Internment Order

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/19/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today premiered “Muslims at Manzanar: A Civil Rights Journey” online on the anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 allowing the incarceration of Japanese Americans and others in internment camps.  This documentary follows CAIR staff as they participate in the 2019 Manzanar Pilgrimage that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first organized Manzanar Pilgrimage

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Ibrahim Hooper

LOCATION CHANGE – DC: Humanitarian, Civic, Human Rights, Faith-Based Groups, and Ambassador Robert Ford to Demand Attention and Action on Humanitarian Crisis in Idlib, Syria (#SaveIdlibChildren)

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/19/20) – In light of the “biggest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century” according to the United Nations, a group of human rights, civic, faith-based organizations, and the last American Ambassador to Syria, Ambassador Robert Ford, will hold a news conference tomorrow (Thursday, February 20) on the Hill in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the Syrian humanitarian crisis in Idlib and urge for increased pressure on Russia and the Syrian regime to

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Oregon Applauds Major League Soccer for New Fan Code of Conduct

(PORTLAND, OREGON, 2/18/20) — The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) today applauded Major League Soccer today for the development of their new fan code of conduct.  CAIR-Oregon worked with Major League Soccer on the development of the new code which now bans abusive or discriminatory signs and allows for inclusive symbols like the Iron Front flag to be displayed. SEE: Updated MLS Fan Code of Conduct Released for 2020 season In a

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Ayan Ajeen

FINAL: CAIR-SFBA Launches Online Muslim Voter Guide for City, County Ballot Measures

(SANTA CLARA, CA – 2/18/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), today launched an online voter guide for city and county ballot measures for the Muslim community.   This guide was designed to ensure that the community is informed as they head to the polls. It consists of CAIR-SFBA’s recommendations on various city and county ballot measures in eleven Bay Area counties.  SEE: CAIR-SFBA Local Measures Voter Guide In a statement, CAIR-SFBA’s Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman said:  “The voter guide serves to educate the community on issues that affect them and assist them at

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Md. School’s Swift Response to Islamophobic Class Presentation, Bullying Incident

(BALTIMORE, MD, 2/18/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations today applauded the swift, multi-disciplinary response from administrators at Catonsville Middle School in Baltimore County, Md., after a series of disturbing events stemming from an Islamophobic FOX News video clip about the Muslim Ban that was shown to an 8th grade class last Friday. The teacher reportedly intended to include the news clip with the current lesson plan related to the Sedition Act and deportation. However, the

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