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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NJ Calls for AG Probe into Brutal Attack on Atlantic City Councilman

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 7/19/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called the New Jersey Attorney General’s office to investigate the brutal assault on Councilman Hossain Morshed of Atlantic City.    Atlantic City 4th Ward Councilman MD Morshed was attacked last Thursday during a drug deal near Al Hera Mosque. Morshed allegedly came into an altercation with the drug users in the parking lot after the evening prayer.  Morshed, 47, said he was

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CAIR Welcomes Release of Guantanamo Detainee After 19 Years of Detention Without Charge

(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 release of a Guantanamo detainee who was imprisoned at the facility for 19 years without a charge.   SEE: Abdul Latif Nasser Released From Guantanamo After 19 Years Of Detention Without Charge   https://www.huffpost.com/entry/abdul-latif-nasser-transfer-guantanamo_n_60ef02eee4b0a771e7fff216 Abdul Latif Nasser, originally from Morocco, was transferred to his home country today. Nasser was captured in Afghanistan and detained

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CAIR Welcomes Removal of Confederate Statue from Louisiana City Hall

(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 removal of a statue of Confederate general Alfred Mouton from the front of city hall in Lafayette, La.   SEE: Confederate statue removed from city hall in Louisiana after 99 years   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/18/confederate-statue-removed-city-hall-louisiana The statue, which stood outside of Lafayette’s city hall for 99 years, was removed Saturday following a statement signed by the

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CAIR Calls for Federal Probe Into Use of Israeli Spyware Pegasus to Target Journalists, Activists

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/19/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a federal investigation into the use of smartphone-hacking spyware developed by an Israeli firm to target journalists and activists in the United States and worldwide. SEE: Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments ‘targets activists’  https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57881364 A list of 50,000 phone numbers of people believed to be of interest to the firm’s clients, which include

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Ibrahim Hooper

BREAKING: CAIR, CAIR-Georgia to Publish Report Documenting Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Bigotry in Georgia Police Training Program

Civil rights group to announce formal designation of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) as an Islamophobic organization (ATLANTA, GA – 7/18/2021) – On Monday, July 19, the Georgia chapter and national office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, plan to hold a press conference in Atlanta to release a report documenting anti-Muslim bigotry in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) and formally designate

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-CA Condemns Trump Supporters’ Plot to Bomb California Democratic HQ

(SACRAMENTO, CA – 7/17/2021) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today condemned an alleged plot by supporters of former President Trump to blow up the Democratic headquarters building in Sacramento.  Authorities say the two men devised the plot because of their false belief that Trump won the 2020 election. Dozens of weapons, including machine guns and bombs, were seized.  The two men, Ian Benjamin Rogers and Jarrod Copeland, were indicted on charges

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