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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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Ibrahim Hooper

Video: CAIR Calls for National Rule Change After Tenn. Muslim Athlete Barred from Game Over Hijab

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Indiana-based Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to drop a requirement that Muslim athletes obtain “authorization” in order to compete wearing an Islamic head scarf, or hijab. READ MORE WATCH

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Asks National High School Sports Federation to Drop Religious Attire Authorization Requirement

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/18/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Indiana-based Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to drop a requirement that Muslim athletes obtain “authorization” in order to compete wearing an Islamic head scarf, or hijab. In a letter to NFHS Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part: — It has been brought to

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-LA Files Suit on Behalf of Muslim Woman Stripped of Hijab by LAPD

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/17/2020) — The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the CAIR National Legal Defense Fund today announced the filing of a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Muslim woman who had her religious head scarf (hijab) forcibly removed by Los Angeles Police Department officers.    Thelawsuit alleges several violations including violations of the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and the California Constitution.   WATCH

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Georgia Calls on Senate Leadership Fund to Pull, Apologize for Islamophobic Campaign Mailer

(ATLANTA, GA, 9/17/2020) — The Georgia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today condemned an inflammatory and Islamophobic campaign mailer circulated to Georgia voters by the Senate Leadership Fund and called on the Senate Leadership Fund to pull it from distribution and apologize for its offensive content.   The mailer, which displays an image of a Middle Eastern man wearing a head covering with Arabic script spelling Al Jazeera in the background, states without any citation,

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-PA Welcomes Charges for Alleged Attacker of Muslim Man Caught on Video

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 9/17/20) – CAIR-Philadelphia and CAIR-Pittsburgh today welcomed charges brought against a man caught on video making racist remarks and assaulting a Muslim man out walking in their neighborhood.  On Saturday, September 5, 2020, Farrukh Abbas Hashmi, a Muslim resident of King of Prussia, Pa., was walking in his neighborhood when an unleashed dog approached him. When Hashmi confronted the dog’s owner, the man reportedly berated him, threatened him with physical violence, hurled racial slurs

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