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Ismail Allison

CAIR-Chicago Condemns Anti-Asian Incident at Sporting Event, Supports Lawmaker’s Call for Action After Other Anti-Asian Incident

(CHICAGO, IL, 1/20/2022) – The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today condemned an anti-Asian racist incident at a basketball game between Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CAIR-Chicago also supported a state lawmaker’s call for action after another anti-Asian racist incident in Springfield, Ill. A viral Tik Tok video shows a University of Wisconsin-Madison fan making racist gestures toward a group of Northwestern fans at a basketball game between the

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Condemns French Law That Could Ban Hijabs for Muslim Athletes in 2024 Paris Olympics

(WASHINGTON D.C., 1/20/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a French law that could ban Muslim athletes from wearing hijabs, or Islamic headscarves at the 2024 Paris Olympics.  The law, which bans “conspicuous religious symbols” in events organized by sports federations., was amended by the French Senate on Tuesday to include explicit language banning the wearing of hijabs by athletes. A commission composed

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Says Any Pentagon Officials Who Approved ‘Reckless War Crime’ in Kabul Should Resign 

(WASHINGTON, DC – 1/20/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that any military officials who had a direct role in approving the drone strike that killed 10 civilians in Kabul last year, including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, should resign after video of the attack was released.   SEE: Newly Declassified Video Shows U.S. Killing of 10 Civilians in Drone Strike   https://archive.fo/11DH8 The video of the

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Urges Olympic Athletes to Defy China Free Speech Ban, Speak Out Against Uyghur Genocide 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 1/20/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on foreign athletes participating in the Beijing Olympics to defy China’s announced ban on political expression and speak out against that nation’s genocide targeting the Uyghur Muslim minority.  [NOTE: The Olympics are set to begin on Feb. 4. CAIR welcomed a U.S. diplomatic boycott of the games over human rights concerns.]  Yang Shu, deputy director general of international

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CAIR-NJ Welcomes Sen. Edward Durr’s Resolution Condemning China’s Oppression of Uyghur Muslims, Calls on State House to Support   

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 1/20/2022) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed state Senator Edward Durr’s proposed resolution in support of Uyghur Muslims. CAIR-NJ said lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle nationwide must come together to oppose China’s genocide.   State Senator Durr is introducing a legislative resolution condemning China’s oppressive treatment of Uyghur Muslims in that nation’s Xinjiang region, an autonomous area in western China.   SEE: Durr Resolution Supports Oppressed Ethnic

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CAIR-Ohio Amplifies Muslim Perspective as New District Maps are Drawn

(COLUMBUS, OHIO 1/19/2021) — This week, the Ohio Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) submitted testimony to ensure new maps are drawn fairly following the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the unconstitutional maps adopted in September.  Following the Ohio Supreme Court decision, the commission was given 10 days to propose redrawn state legislative maps that follow constitutional provisions. The Court’s ruling affirms that the Ohio Constitution prohibits partisan gerrymandering in our state legislative maps and requires the maps to reflect Ohio’s 54% Republican – 46% Democratic partisan makeup.  With this redraw, the Ohio Redistricting Commission has another opportunity to do right by Ohioans

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