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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Georgia: Georgia Muslim Groups, Houses of Worship Launch Coalition to Maximize Muslim Voter Turnout in Senate Run-Off

Muslims for Georgia coalition includes CAIR-Georgia, Georgia Muslim Voter Project, and numerous Georgia mosques dedicated to mobilizing more than 70,000 Muslim voters  (ATLANTA, GA – 11/23/2020) – The Georgia chapter on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GAMVP), IMAN Atlanta, and several Georgia mosques today announced the formation of Muslims for Georgia — a non-partisan coalition dedicated to maximizing turnout among the state’s registered Muslim voters in the upcoming Senate run-off election

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe After Assault on Maryland Muslim

Civil rights group condemns reported long-standing pattern of racist abuse and harassment, urges protection for family    (BALTIMORE, MD – 11/23/2020) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an alleged long-standing pattern of racist abuse targeting a Maryland Muslim family and called for a hate crime investigation after a relative was reportedly assaulted outside their Anne Arundel County home earlier this month.    On November

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Ibrahim Hooper

SAVE THE DATE for CAIR’s 26th Annual Virtual Banquet Dec. 12, 2020

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/20/2020) – On Saturday, Dec. 12 (6-8 p.m.) the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold its 26th annual banquet online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CAIR’s banquet, with the theme “Meet the Moment: Heal Our Nation, Champion Justice,” will feature prominent national speakers and leaders like Linda Sarsour, Imam Zaid Shakir, Altaf Husain, and many others. CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.     

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Removal of Wisconsin Rock with Racist History, Decries Vote to Keep Confederate Statue in Virginia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/20/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the removal of Chamberlin Rock from the University of Wisconsin Madison campus because of its racist past and decried the decision to keep a Confederate monument in Franklin County, Va.   Students on campus opposed the rock and its history of racial oppression because in the 1920s, the Chamberlin Rock was referred to by a

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Austin Calls for ‘Concrete Actions’ After Report Shows Racial Disparities in APD Motor Vehicle Stops

(AUSTIN, TX, 11/20/20) — The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for “concrete actions” following a recent report indicating racial disparities in Austin Police Department (APD) motor vehicle stops.   The City of Austin’s Office of Police Oversight, Office of Innovation, and Equity Office published the “Joint Report: Analysis of APD Racial Profiling Data” analyzing 2019 Austin Police Department motor vehicle stop

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns President Macron’s Attempt to Dictate Islamic Principles to French Muslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/19/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned French President Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to dictate the principles of the Islamic faith after he issued an ultimatum to French Muslim leaders to draw up a charter in 15 days that would falsely state that Islam is an “apolitical religion.”  Macron has given the French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM) two weeks to draw up

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