Press Releases

Press Releases
Ismail Allison

CAIR-Chicago Welcomes Resignation of Police Union Leader who Made Anti-Muslim Comments

(CHICAGO, IL, 11/17/2021) – The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today welcomed the resignation of a police union leader who made violent anti-Muslim statements. John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, Chicago’s largest police union, yesterday resigned from the Chicago Police Department. Cantanzara said he would rather leave the department than go through with a disciplinary hearing he called a “farce.” The hearing, which started Monday, was

Read More »
Press Releases
Ismail Allison

CAIR-Kentucky Calls on School District to Take Action After Racist Threats Targeting Black Students

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/17/2021) – The Kentucky Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) today called on Rowan County Schools to take action to combat racism following racist threats targeting Black students. On Monday, Black students in Rowan County were targeted by a series of racist threats circulated through Snapchat. Rowan County Schools Superintendent John Maxey said that while the district is taking the threats seriously, the sheriff’s office “had no reason to feel anybody

Read More »
Press Releases
Ismail Allison

CAIR-Chicago Calls for Hate Crime Probe into Pekin, Illinois Racist Vandalism 

(CHICAGO, IL, 11/16/2021) – The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called for a hate crime probe into racist vandalism targeting a woman in Pekin, Illinois. On Saturday, Pekin police were called after a woman discovered the words “white power,” a racial slur, and swastikas spray painted on her car and three of the car’s tires deflated. The woman said she suspects the perpetrator targeted her because she has two biracial

Read More »
Press Releases
Ismail Allison

CAIR, JFA, IAMC Call on Theaters Nationwide to Drop Indian Film Backed by Modi Government for ‘Disgusting and Dangerous’ Anti-Muslim Propaganda 

Muslim civil rights groups concerned that anti-Muslim tropes in Indian box office hit, which is playing in select American theaters, will incite violence (WASHINGTON, D.C, 11/16/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Justice for All (JFA), and the Indian-American Muslim Council (IAMC) today called on movie theaters nationwide to drop the newly-released Indian film Sooryavanshi for spreading “disgusting and dangerous” anti-Muslim propaganda inspired by the fascist Hindutva movement.   The film stokes the Indian

Read More »
Press Releases
Ismail Allison

CAIR-Pittsburgh Condemns Racist Incident at High School Football Game, Urges League to Take Action

(PITTSBURGH, PA, 11/16/2021) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh) today condemned a racist incident at a high school football game and urged the league to take action to challenge racism. The West Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is investigating reports of racist comments made by players during a football game between the Steel Valley and South Side Area school districts. According to the reports, Steel Valley players were called the n-word

Read More »
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

TRENDING