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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota to Partner with Zakat Foundation for Rural Food Distribution

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/2/20) — Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) will partner with the Zakat Foundation of America to distribute food boxes for some 1000 families in rural Minnesota. SEE: https://www.zakat.org/ CAIR-Minnesota and the Zakat Foundation will distribute fresh vegetables to communities in St. Cloud, Willmar, Faribault, and Rochester. Additionally, CAIR-Minnesota will provide educational reminders about the 2020 Census, the importance of voting and voter registration and about COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-MA Welcomes Arrest in Revere Islamophobic Vandalism Case

Nazi swastikas spray-painted on Muslim woman’s car; “white power” on street (BOSTON, MA, 7/1/20) – The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA) today welcomed the arrest of a Revere man for the June 11 spray-painting of a Muslim woman’s car, which was covered on all four sides with huge Nazi swastikas.  In addition, “white power” was spray painted on the street.  CAIR-MA represents the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous. SEE:  Investigation

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Georgia Calls for Transformation of Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial into a More Unifying Symbol for All Americans

(ATLANTA, GA – 7/1/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today joined the multitude of Georgian voices calling on state and local officials to transform the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park. This comes in the midst of a nationwide movement to remove other such memorials and monuments glorifying slavery and white supremacy. https://decaturish.com/2020/06/photos-demonstrators-in-stone-mountain-demand-removal-of-confederate-monuments/ The Confederate Memorial Carving depicts the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis,

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Ibrahim Hooper

Action Alert: Join CAIR in Telling Congress, ‘Criticism of Israel’s Planned Annexation is Not Enough. You Must Take Action to Stop It.’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/1/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge their members of Congress to take action against the Israeli government’s illegal plan to unilaterally annex more parts of the occupied West Bank and further entrench segregationist rule over Palestinians.  In a letter, CAIR called on Congress to cut or condition the $4 billion in U.S. taxpayer-funded giveaway to the

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Ayan Ajeen

DC: National, Local Groups to Hold Press Conference, Friday Prayer Demonstration Against Israel’s Annexation of Palestinian West Bank

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/1/2020) – A coalition of local and national groups are holding a demonstration and press conference at 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Dr. N.W. in Washington, D.C. National and local Arab, Muslim, Palestinian, Jewish, and Black Lives Matter-affiliated groups will gather at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., to protest Israel’s plan to annex parts of the Palestinian West Bank in contravention of international law. Representatives

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Joins NAACP Call for Resignation of NC Official Over Black Lives Matter Comments, Condemns Racist Flyers in Virginia, Racist Graffiti in Idaho

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/1/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the NAACP in calling for the resignation of Brunswick County Commissioner Mike Forte for offensive comments reportedly posted on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement and America since the murder of George Floyd. SEE: NC county commissioner says he’s not racist following controversial Facebook post CAIR today also condemned the distribution of racist

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