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Ismail Allison

CAIR-MN to Join Community Groups, Activists at Press Conference to React to Federal Case Against Three Officers Who Killed George Floyd  

SEE: 3 cops face complex federal trial in George Floyd’s death  https://www.wdio.com/news/federal-trial-minneapolis-police-kueng-lane-thao-jury-selection/6363715/ WHEN: Thursday January 20, 2022, 12 p.m. CT   WHERE: 100 Federal Building, 316 Robert St N, St Paul, MN 55101  CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com;   CAIR-MN’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.    La misión de CAIR-MN es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Calls on Biden, State Department to Take Action After ‘Out of Control’ Israeli Government Bulldozes Palestinian Family’s Home in Sheikh Jarrah 

In August, President Biden Told Israeli PM Bennet U.S. Opposed to Israeli Evictions in Sheikh Jarrah  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/19/22) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on President Biden and the U.S. Department of State to “forcefully condemn the Israeli government’s ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah” – following Israeli police yesterday dragging 15 Palestinian family members from their home, reportedly beating

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Welcomes Nomination of First Muslim Woman as Federal Judge  

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/19/22) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed President Biden’s nomination of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois, to the position of United States District Court Justice for the Eastern District of New York. If confirmed, Choudhury would become the first American Muslim woman and Bangladeshi-American to serve as a federal judge.  Choudhury is the

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Remains Strong

Last week, we released new evidence showing that the anti-Muslim hate group working with the Israeli government spent more than a decade and hundreds of thousands of dollars to surveil and spy on prominent Muslim organizations and leaders, including a member of Congress. Any Muslims who defend their Muslim brothers and sisters who are impacted by Islamophobia in their workplaces, at school, and in the media or around the world can except to face these

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Supports Lawmakers’ Call for U.N. to Release Report on Xinjiang Ahead of Beijing Olympics 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 1/19/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported a call by U.S. lawmakers for the U.N. to release a report on Xinjiang Province, where the Chinese government is conducting a genocide against Uyghur Muslims and other Turkic minorities.  Senator Jeff Merkley (D-O) and Representative James McGovern (D-MA) on Tuesday called on U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to release the report,

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Supports Bill to Remove Md. Memorial Honoring Racist Senator 

(BALTIMORE, MD, 1/19/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported a proposed bill that would remove a memorial honoring a racist senator in Chevy Chase, Md.   The bill was introduced Tuesday by Senators Chris van Hollen and Ben Cardin (D-MD). It would remove a memorial in Chevy Chase dedicated to former Senator Francis G. Newlands, a Democrat of Nevada who advocated abolishing voting rights for

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