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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Calls for Resignation of Indiana Lawmaker After Revelations of Anti-Catholic, Anti-Muslim Posts

(WASHINGTON, DC – 11/18/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for the resignation of a newly-elected Indiana lawmaker who posted anti-Catholic and anti-Muslim messages to his personal Facebook page.   Republican John Jacob posted Facebook comments falsely claiming that Islam cannot coexist with the United States and that Muslims are traitors who should be deported. He also reportedly stated that the Roman Catholic Church is a Satanic

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY to Join Coalition for Virtual Rally Demanding Release of Pascal Shakoure Charpentier, a U.S. Citizen Held in ICE Detection Since July

(NEW YORK, NY, 11/18/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and a coalition of organizations will have an on-line rally and press conference 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 18th to demand the release of Pascal Shakoure Charpentier—a U.S. citizen held in ICE detection since July 2020.  WHAT: On-Line Rally and Press ConferenceWHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 12:30 p.m. ESTWHERE: LIVE ON FACEBOOK WHO:

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-LA Calls for Hate Crime Investigation After Religious Leader Allegedly Assaulted, Called ‘Dirty Arab’

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 11/18/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today decried an alleged hate crime in Anaheim against a Muslim religious leader and called for a full investigation by local police. According to a report taken by the CAIR-LA Civil Rights Department, on Monday, Nov. 16, Imam Khaled Hemaya was returning home and was assaulted by an unknown male while driving into his gated community in Anaheim. As

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Introduction of Hate Crime Bill in Arkansas Legislature

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/17/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the introduction of anti-hate crime legislation in the Arkansas legislature.    On Monday, state lawmakers in Little Rock filed legislation combating hate crimes, the latest in a series of attempts. The bill is designed to strengthen penalties for discrimination based on sex, national origin, religion, and a number of other factors. Penalties under this new

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR On Air: Muslim Prayer App Sending User Locations to U.S. Military

(WASHINGTON, DC., 11/17/20) – Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host a live 30-minute “CAIR On Air: The Muslim Action Hour” at 3 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube.  Facebook Live GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational  YouTube Live GO TO: https://www.youtube.com/CAIRtv  Today’s program is themed “Muslim Prayer App Sending User Locations to U.S. Military”  Join CAIR to discuss how Muslim Pro, the Muslim prayer app with more than 98 million downloads worldwide, is connected to a

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Ibrahim Hooper

ACTION ALERT: CAIR Condemns Government for Reportedly Spying on Muslims Using Data from Religious Apps, Calls for Congressional Inquiry

Civil rights group warns American Muslims to stop using the targeted applications.  (WASHINGTON, DC – 11/16/2020) The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned the government’s reported use of personal data from popular Muslim religious applications to target Muslims around the world, called for a congressional inquiry into the possible warrantless surveillance of American Muslims, and warned the Muslim community to stop using the targeted applications. 

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