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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Houston Welcomes Arrest in Racist ‘You Mexicans’ Incident Targeting Ecuadoran Couple

(HOUSTON, TX, 5/27/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the arrest of a woman targeting a Latino couple in Houston.  Arturo Cordovez and his wife, Dr. Lia Franco, who are natives of Ecuador, were visiting Houston from New Orleans were reportedly confronted by a woman walking toward them with a hammer. The couple asked the woman what she wanted, and the

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Ayan Ajeen

Today: CAIR’s ‘Daily Dose’ COVID-19 Conversation to Discuss George Floyd ‘’I Can’t Breathe’ Killing

(WASHINGTON, DC., 5/27/20) – Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host another live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” 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 “’I Can’t Breathe’: An Unarmed Black Man Killed By Minneapolis Police” with guests:  CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein  CAIR-Minnesota Deputy Director Mohamed Ibrahim Today’s program will discuss justice for George Floyd

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Cleveland Commends Jail Chaplaincy Program For Facilitating Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations for Incarcerated Muslims

(CLEVELAND, OH – 5/27/2020) – The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OH) today commended the chaplaincy program at the Cuyahoga County Jail for their efforts to support fasting Muslims as they celebrate the Feast of Fast Breaking (Eid Al-Fitr) at the end of Ramadan. More than 100 Muslims in the facility participated in the month-long fast of Ramadan during the restrictions of COVID-pandemic. Due to social distancing measures, incarcerated Muslims were not able to congregate for Eid prayers, but were provided

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY Condemns Racist Incident and 911 Call in Central Park

(NEW YORK, NY, 5/27/2020) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the racist incident against Christian Cooper, an African American man, in Central Park. A viral video shows that a white woman is seen with her off-leash dog at Central Park in an area requiring dogs to be leashed. Cooper allegedly asked the woman to leash her dog, to which

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota Calls for Arrest of Police Officers Involved in Choking Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/26/2020) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today called for the immediate arrest of the two Police officers involved in choking and killing George Floyd.  CAIR-Minnesota cited a video showing a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on an African-American man’s neck and ignoring the man’s clear statement that he could not breathe. The man later died. FBI officials say they are investigating the incident. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY Joins 50+ Immigrant, Faith and Community Groups in Urging Lawmakers to Reject Bill Targeting Communities Reliant on Live Poultry Shops

(NEW YORK, NY, 5/25/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today joined more than 50 immigrant, religious and community organizations in urging the New York Senate and Assembly Agriculture Committees to reject A10399/S08291, bills that seek to shutdown live poultry shops.  On May 4, 2020, Assembly member Rosenthal and Senator Sepulveda introduced A10399/S08291. If the bill passes and becomes law, it will shut down all live poultry shops in

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