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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Condemns Racist ‘Throws’ at Mississippi, Louisiana Parades

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist items thrown to children in the crowd at parades in Mississippi and Louisiana.  Two racist throws were reported: a black character magnet holding watermelon at a Gretna, La., parade and a black doll with a bead noose in Bay St. Louis, Miss. The black character magnet was caught by a two-year-old accompanied by his father. A

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls for Resignation of Islamophobic Indiana GOP Official Who Replaced Resigned Islamophobic Official

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/20) – 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-appointed Indiana Republican official who has posted Islamophobic material online. In January, CAIR welcomed the resignation of Kokomo Common Council Member Greg Jones after Islamophobic posts to his Facebook page in 2015 were found calling Muslims “goat humpers” and referring to Islam as “a Theocratic Moon Cult.” SEE: Jones Resigns

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Ohio Files Federal Lawsuit to Reunite Family

(COLUMBUS, OHIO – 2/17/2020) — The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) announced today the filing of a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, on behalf of a U.S. citizen whose wife is stranded in Pakistan. The couple has been married for more than three years but have been forced to live apart while waiting for the U.S. Embassy in

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Co-Sponsors Comprehensive Study of American Mosques

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/17/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), announced today that it is co-sponsoring the “2020 U.S. Mosque Survey,” a comprehensive study of mosques in America. Every decade, beginning in 2000, CAIR has joined other American Muslim organizations to gather information on mosque numbers, activities, programs, and organizational structure so that Muslim leaders and researchers can develop strategies to strengthen their institutions. The survey is also designed to generate an accurate picture of mosques

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Sacramento, Attorneys, Hamid Hayat Welcome Government’s Dismissal of All Charges

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 2/14/20) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), Hamid Hayat and Hayat’s legal counsel today welcomed the exoneration of Hayat, a Lodi resident convicted in 2006 and wrongfully imprisoned for more than 13 years on terrorism-related charges. Hayat had faced a potential retrial by the government and today the federal government filed a motion to dismiss. READ: Unopposed Motion to Dismiss In a statement, CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-NY & HNY Ferry Reach Settlement on Behalf of Three Muslim Families

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 02/14/2020) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and HNY Ferry, LLC (HNY Ferry) today announced that they have reached a settlement to resolve NYC Commission on Human Rights charges filed on behalf of three Muslim families.   In their charges, the Muslim families alleged discriminatory treatment while attempting to board the ferry. HNY Ferry conducted a thorough outside investigation into the allegations.  HNY Ferry denied allegations of unlawful discrimination

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