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MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR to Join Reps. Omar, Schakowsky at Press Conference on Increase in anti-Muslim Hate, Call for Islamophobia Envoy at State Dept.

Speakers will outline new findings from a report on the rise in anti-Muslim hate, call for Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Islamophobia  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/20/21) — On Wednesday, July 21, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and other members of Congress and civil rights organizations at a press conference to condemn the rise in attacks against the Muslim community and to call for a

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Houston Welcomes Harris County’s Eid Al-Adha 2021 Resolution

(HOUSTON, TX, 7/20/2021) — The Houston, Texas, chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today welcomed a resolution recognizing the cultural and religious significance of Eid al-Adha as well as the Muslim community’s contributions in promoting civic engagement. The resolution was introduced in the Commissioners Court by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.  Judge Lina Hidalgo’s resolution: (1) recognizes the cultural and religious significance of Eid al-Adha, (2) expresses its appreciation and respect for the contributions of Muslim Americans

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Ben & Jerry’s Ending Sales in Occupied Palestinian Territory

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/19/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the decision of Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling ice cream in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). SEE: Ben & Jerry’s Will End Sales of Our Ice Cream in the Occupied Palestinian Territory https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/media-center/palestine-statement Ben & Jerry’s will stop selling ice cream in Palestinian territories https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/business/ben-and-jerrys-palestinian-territory/index.html In its statement, Ben & Jerry’s said that selling ice

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY Condemns Possibly Bias-Motivated Vandalism Targeting Church in Queens

(NEW YORK, NY, 7/19/2021) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the vandalism committed against the Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Queens on Saturday, July 17, 2021. This act of vandalism is currently being investigated as a possible bias incident by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.  A security camera caught the image of an unidentified woman—who

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota Welcomes DHS Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Somali Nationals

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/19/21) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali nationals currently in the United States. NOTE: CAIR-MN will hold a media availability today 1-3 pm. CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, jhussein@cair.com Due to the redesignation, more than 100 Somali nationals who arrived after May 1st, 2021, can now enroll in TPS while the

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