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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Texas Stands in Solidarity with Diocese of El Paso, Christian Community After Church Vandalism

(DALLAS, TEXAS, 9/16/20) – The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the Diocese of El Paso and that state’s Christian community after a church was vandalized and a religious statue damaged. El Paso’s Police Department has a suspect in custody.  SEE: St. Patrick’s Cathedral vandalized, statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus destroyed  https://wgxa.tv/news/nation-world/st-patricks-cathedral-vandalized-statue-of-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus-destroyed-09-16-2020-113805830 “As American Muslims, we are

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Welcomes SMART Police Reform Bill in Maryland County, Calls on Baltimore County Council to Pass Measure

(BALTIMORE, MD, 9/16/2020) – The Maryland office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed its support for a comprehensive police reform bill in that state designed to ban police chokeholds, limit use of force by officers, increase transparency, and prioritize annual de-escalation training.  SEE: Baltimore County’s SMART Policing Act would ban chokeholds, neck restraints  https://www.wbaltv.com/article/baltimore-county-smart-policing-act-police-reform/33952837# Introduced by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. and

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR, CAIR-Minnesota to Announce Lawsuit on Behalf of Jacob Letourneau-Elsharkawy’s Estate Against Chisago Lakes School District

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/15/20) – On Wednesday September 16, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) and the CAIR National Legal Defense Fund (CAIR LDF) will hold a press conference in Minneapolis, Minn., to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of Jacob Letourneau-Elsharkawy’s estate to seek justice for Jacob’s family and to fight for positive changes in how Chisago Lakes School District and other schools in Minnesota address bullying.  SEE: Family Alleges Bullying

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Sacramento Valley Condemns Racist Verbal Attack on Mother, Children at Topgolf

(ROSEVILLE, CA, 9/15/2020) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today condemned a reported racist verbal attack on a family at Topgolf in Roseville.  READ: Mother speaks out after her sons were taunted with racist language at Topgolf  READ: Roseville police release on incident  On Sept. 5, a mother and her three children were reportedly subjected to racist taunting from other customers as they were leaving Topgolf, according to Roseville police.  The mother,

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Ibrahim Hooper

ACTION ALERT: CAIR Joins Calls for Netflix to Remove Exploitative and Islamophobic ‘Cuties’ From Platform, Launches Petition Drive

Muslim civil rights group launches petition drive for Muslim Americans and others to call for the film’s removal  Says sexualizing children is unacceptable, and stereotypical portrayal of Muslims contributes to bigotry  (WASHINGTON, DC – 9/15/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Netflix to remove the French film Cuties from its platform due to the movie’s disturbing sexualization of children as well as its offensive and

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR to Co-Sponsor Palestinian Rights Rally Outside White House UAE-Israel Treaty Signing

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/14/20) – On Tuesday, September 15, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join a coalition of more than 50 organizations co-sponsoring a protest rally outside the White House in opposition to the US-brokered normalization treaty between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel. [NOTE: Participants should wear face masks and practice social distancing.] Rally organizers are calling for no normalization between the two nations until Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory ends, its planned annexation of

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