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Ismail Allison

CAIR Joins Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) in Condemning Omission of India from List of Countries of Particular Concern  

(WASHINGTON, D.C, 11/18/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) in condemning the omission of India from the U.S. Department of State’s list of “countries of particular concern” despite the increasing levels of hate crimes against religious minorities.   SEE: Religious Freedom Designations   https://www.state.gov/religious-freedom-designations/ “It is deeply concerning to see the State Department’s omission of India despite clear evidence of

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Issues Maryland UMBC Campus Safety Advisory, Plans Self-Defense Training After Alleged Assault on Muslim Student  

(BALTIMORE, MD, 11/18/2021) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today issued a campus safety advisory encouraging Muslim students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to stay vigilant and practice safety precautions after campus officials alerted it of an alleged physical assault targeting a Muslim student who wears hijab, or Islamic head scarf.   According to a notice issued by UMBC administration,

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Ismail Allison

CAIR-Oklahoma Urges Governor Stitt to Follow Pardon & Parole Board’s Recommendation to Grant Clemency to Julius Jones 

UPDATE: Oklahoma Governor Kevin Sitt granted clemency to Julius Jones Thursday after recommendations by the state’s Pardon and Parole Board. (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 11/18/2021) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today called on Governor Stitt to grant clemency to Julius Jones, who is scheduled to be executed today at 4 p.m.  SEE: Julius Jones is scheduled to be executed today and Oklahoma’s governor has still not decided if he will commute the

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Ismail Allison

CAIR, CAIR-NY Welcome Exoneration of 2 Men Wrongly Convicted in Malcolm X Assassination, Calls for Full Probe of Law Enforcement Complicity  

Civil rights group calls for D.A. to complete and reveal results of investigation into NYPD officer’s deathbed confession of law enforcement involvement  (WASHINGTON D.C., 11/18/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and its New York chapter (CAIR-New York) today welcomed news that two men wrongly convicted of assassinating Malcolm X are expected to be exonerated Thursday.   CAIR and CAIR-NY also called on the Department of Justice

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Ismail Allison

CAIR, 19 Wisconsin Groups Call for Meeting with Milwaukee City Attorney Over Islamophobic Attorney    

Attorney Jennifer DeMaster allegedly worked with anti-Muslim hate groups that sought to restrict the rights of American Muslims  (WASHINGTON, D.C, 11/18/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and 19 Wisconsin-based advocacy and interfaith groups today announced a call for a meeting with Milwaukee City Attorney Tearman Spencer over his continued support for Jennifer DeMaster, a staff attorney who reportedly has a history of working with

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Ismail Allison

CAIR-SV/CC Welcomes Hate Crime Probe into Racist Graffiti Targeting Assistant Principal

(SACRAMENTO – 11/17/2021) – The Sacramento Valley/Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV/CC) today welcomed a hate crime investigation into racist graffiti targeting Elysse Versher, assistant principal at West Campus High School in Sacramento. SEE: Racist graffiti targeting Sacramento assistant principal investigated as hate crime https://edsource.org/updates/racist-graffiti-targeting-sacramento-assistant-principal-investigated-as-hate-crime  After enforcing school dress code requiring masks, Ms. Versher has been targeted with online comments about her using the N-word. On November 8th, she discovered a

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