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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Offers $5K Reward for Info on Murder of Pregnant Maryland Muslim Woman on Eid Holiday

(BALTIMORE, Md., 8/3/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) responsible for the murder of a 30-year-old pregnant Muslim woman in Columbia, Maryland on Friday evening.  SEE: Pregnant woman dies, baby girl in critical condition after shooting into Columbia home, Howard County police say (Baltimore Sun) https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/columbia/cng-ho-cf-columbia-shooting-20200801-lkikqwst7zg3zmjro5amtmgitq-story.html Pregnant woman dead

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Trump’s Disrespect for Congressional Vetting After Appointment of Anti-Muslim Bigot Anthony Tata to Pentagon Post

(WASHINGTON, DC, 8/3/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump’s disrespect for the congressional vetting process following the appointment of anti-Muslim bigot and conspiracy theorist Anthony J. Tata to the position of the “official performing the duties of the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy” after his nomination to a similar position experienced a fatal setback in the Senate. SEE: Trump skirts Senate to install nominee

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Murder of Pregnant Maryland Muslim, Urges Community Members to Provide Info to Police

(BALTIMORE, MD, 8/1/20) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the shooting of a pregnant Muslim woman last evening in Columbia, Md., and is urging anyone with information about the incident to promptly notify local law enforcement.  The victim, who has been identified as 30-year-old Rabiah Ahmad, was reportedly taken to University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center, where she later died. She was 28 weeks pregnant. he infant is in critical condition.  SEE:

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-SFBA Condemns Arson at Way Christian Church in Berkeley After Black Lives Matter Banner Put Up

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 7/30/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today condemned suspected arson and property damage at Way Christian Church in Berkeley. Local news reports there was property damage and a trash can set on fire at 1 a.m. on the back of the church soon after Pastor Michael McBride put up a Black Lives Matter banner. The Berkeley Police Department has opened an arson investigation.

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR On Air: Know Your Rights as a Protester in Interactions with Unmarked Agents

(WASHINGTON, DC., 7/30/20) – 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 “Know Your Rights as a Protester in Interactions with Unmarked Agents” For today’s show, we are giving an overview of KYR as a protester due to the recent

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Kentucky Condemns Raising of Confederate Flag at Middle School

(LEXINGTON, KY, 7/30/20) — The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) today condemned the raising of a Confederate flag at a middle school in that state.  Officials denounced as a “cowardice act” the discovery Wednesday of a Confederate flag with far-right symbols on the flagpole at Bryan Station Middle School.  SEE: ‘Cowardice.’ District investigates after Confederate flag raised over Lexington middle school  https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article244583327.html Confederate Flag spotted flying outside Bryan Station Middle School  https://www.lex18.com/news/confederate-flag-spotted-flying-at-bryan-station-middle-school

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