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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-SFBA to Host Virtual Candidate Forums

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 9/22/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a series of virtual candidate forums beginning tomorrow, September 23, for candidates running for Sunnyvale City Council.   At the event, members of the Muslim community from Sunnyvale will hear from elected officials from Districts 2, 4, and 6. Confirmed candidates include: Hina Siddiqui. Josh Grossman, and Alysa Cisneros for District 2, Sunnyvale Councilmember Russ Melton for District 4, and Omar Din and Charlotte Thornton for District 6.  SEE: Candidate Forum Registration (bit.ly/0923forum)  CAIR-SFBA

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Florida Objects to Gov. DeSantis’ Unconstitutional Order Targeting Anti-Racism Protesters

(MIAMI, FL, 9/22/2020) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights advocacy organization, today rejected Governor Ron DeSantis proposed ‘Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act’.  CAIR-Florida asks the State legislature to oppose the proposed Act and not pass it into law.  On Monday September 21st, Governor DeSantis announced a proposal for a law limiting the Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and assembly.  SEE:

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Ohio to Call for Arrest in Racist Stalking Incident Targeting Somali Family in Columbus

(COLUMBUS, OH – 9/21/2020) – On Tuesday, September 22, the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) will hold a press conference in Dublin, Ohio, to call for an arrest after a Somali-American family was allegedly stalked, threatened and intimidated last week.  WHAT: CAIR-Ohio Press Conference with Somali-American Family Targeted by Stalker  WHEN: Tuesday, September 22, 11:30 A.M.   WHERE: CAIR-Ohio Office, 4242 Tuller Rd Suite B2, Dublin, OH 43017  CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Romin Iqbal, (614) 783-7953, riqbal@cair.com  Saido, the

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Racist ‘White Power’ Shouts During Pro-Trump Parade in North Carolina

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/21/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned the reported shouts of the racist phrases “white power” and “Confederate lives matter” during a pro-Trump parade in North Carolina.    Video shows some members of Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County, designated as a neo-Confederate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, shouting the racist phrase “white power” as they paraded through Elon University’s campus as well as

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY: #FreeBakhodir Coalition to Hold Press Conference & Rally to Call on ICE to Stop Deportation of Husband and Father

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 9/20/20) – On Monday, September 21, the #FreeBakhodir Coalition will hold a press conference and rally outside the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York City to call on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop the deportation of Bakhodir Madjitov, a husband and father of three native-born U.S. citizens who has COVID-19 that he contracted while in ICE custody. Mr. Madjitov’s wife, attorneys, and coalition members will address the media

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-New York, New Haven Legal Assistance Immigrant Rights Clinic File Lawsuit for Muslim Uzbek Husband and Father Assaulted by ICE Agents

#FreeBakhodir Coalition Calls for ICE to Stop Removal of Bakhodir  (NEW YORK, N.Y., 9/20/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) and the New Haven Legal Assistance  Immigrant Rights Clinic today announced the filing a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against the United States and three Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for assaulting the plaintiff (Bakhodir Madjitov, a native of Uzbekistan) and violating his  constitutional rights during

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