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Ibrahim Hooper

Election Advisory: CAIR Reminds Muslims in Delaware and New Jersey to Vote Tomorrow

Muslim Group to Broadcast Night Before Election Reminder Calls in DE and NJ (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/6/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging all eligible Muslim voters in the states of Delaware and New Jersey to safely participate in their respective primaries scheduled to take place tomorrow. Voting by mail where possible is strongly encouraged. The election in Delaware is a presidential primary and the election in New

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Says Trump’s Defense of Confederate Flag Puts Him ‘on the Side of Racists and Traitors’

Muslim civil rights group condemns president’s use of white supremacy to divide nation for his perceived political benefit (WASHINGTON, D.C., (7/6/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said President Trump’s defense of the Confederate flag and his most recent use of white supremacist and divisive rhetoric places him “squarely on the side of racists and traitors.” Earlier today, Trump criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-MI Leads Lawsuit of Jewish Man Denied Kosher Meals at Macomb County Jail

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 07/06/2020) – The Michigan chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), a local chapter of the nation’s largest civil liberties and advocacy organization, today announced its appearance as counsel on behalf of a Jewish man who was denied a religious Kosher diet while being housed at the Macomb County Jail in 2017. In November 2017, Plaintiff Brandon Resch was transferred from Oakland County Jail, where he was receiving a Kosher diet, to

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Noose Discovered at Johns Hopkins University Building in Baltimore

(BALTIMORE, MD, 7/6/20) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for a hate crime investigation into an incident in which a noose was reported over the July 4th holiday weekend at the construction site of a Johns Hopkins University research facility in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood. The discovery was made and reported by representatives of general contractor Plano-Coudon, which has been hired by the university to renovate laboratories in its Whiting

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Georgia Decries Judge’s Release of Suspected Murderer of Georgia Muslim Man in Augusta, Demands Justice for Ahmad Popal

(AUGUSTA, GA, 7/06/2020) – Today, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) will co-host a news conference with CSRA Street Justice, National Action Network, and community advocates and members in Augusta, Ga., to condemn Judge Daniel Craig’s release of Terrence Cumber, despite the District Attorney’s Office’s recommendation that bond be denied. Cumber was charged with the murder of Ahmad Popal and possession of a firearm during a felony. What: News Conference Condemning Judge Daniel

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota to Call for Firing of Starbucks/Target Staff Involved in Islamophobic ‘ISIS’ incident Involving Muslim Customer

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 5,2020) — On Monday, July 6, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a news conference condemning an Islamophobic incident targeting a Muslim woman at the St. Paul-Midway Starbucks/Target location and calling for the termination of the employees involved. WHAT: Press Conference with Muslim Customer and CAIR-MN representative WHEN: Monday July 6, 11:30 a.m. WHERE: CAIR-MN Office, 2511 East Franklin, Minneapolis MN 55406 CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director

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