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Ismail Allison

CAIR Condemns Proposed West Virginia Redistricting Because of White Supremacist Group 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/12/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a districting change proposed by a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates because of the presence of a white supremacist group.   On Monday, the West Virginia Legislature met for a special session focused on redistricting. One of the proposed changes would move a line in Pocahontas County because the National Alliance, a white

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Joins Call for Removal of Confederate, White Supremacist Statues in U.S. Capitol 

(BALTIMORE, MD, 10/12/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined a call by House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and other Democrats to remove Confederate and white supremacist statues from the U.S. Capitol.  Rep. Hoyer and a group of House Democrats sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging the Senate to pass a bill that would remove Confederate and white supremacist

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota to Host 4th Annual ‘Challenging Islamophobia’ Conference Featuring Imam of Attacked New Zealand Mosque, Vice Chair of Canadian Mosque of Murdered Family

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/11/21) – On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will host its 4th Annual Challenging Islamophobia conference a virtual conference featuring officials from both the New Zealand mosque that suffered a deadly attack and the mosque attended by a murdered Canadian Muslim family. NOTE – Media Professionals seeking access to the event CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com  Islamophobia continues to be a major issue in America. After

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day – ‘Indigenous Americans Have Persevered’ 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/11/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day by honoring the contributions that Indigenous people have made to our nation and remembering injustices faced by Indigenous people throughout American history and in the present.   SEE: A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2021   https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/10/08/a-proclamation-indigenous-peoples-day-2021/ In a statement, CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said:  “Today, we honor the contributions that

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Community Advisory: Virginia Muslims Urged to Register to Vote Before Oct. 12 Deadline – #MuslimsVote

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/11/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all eligible Virginian Muslims to register to vote before tomorrow’s state voter registration deadline.   The deadline for Virginia state residents to register to vote, or update an existing registration is Tuesday, October 12, 2021.   For more information on registering to vote, go to the Virginia Voter Information – Citizen Portal   For those already registered to vote, CAIR

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Welcomes Terrorism, Hate Crime Charges Over Threat Targeting Louisiana Church, Changing of Virginia College Names Relating to History of Racism 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/11/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed terrorism and hate crime charges for a man who allegedly threatened a church in Shreveport, La., and the dropping of Virginia community college names related to the nation’s history of racism.  Last Tuesday, Shreveport. La., police arrested a man who reportedly made terrorist threats and racist statements in letters he sent to a church.

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