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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR: 25 State, National #Fightfor5 Faith and Civil Rights Groups Demand Policing Reforms from Fairfax County Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, County Government

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 25 other Virginia, state and national civil rights and faith organizations in a joint letter demanding accountability, equal justice, and the reimagination of public services from the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) and the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO).     READ THE LETTER:  https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/FightforFIVE.pdf Supporting the #Fightfor5 campaign, groups are advocating for five policy goals that promote social justice

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Rep. Joins 39th Annual MLK Commemoration Panel Hosted by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

On Monday, January 11, 2021, CAIR’s Director in Maryland Zainab Chaudry joined leaders from the Protestant, Jewish and Catholic faith communities for a discussion entitled  “When Faith & Race Unite: The Role of the Faith Community in Bridging the Racial Divide.” The virtual event, attended by 165+ faculty and staff, was hosted by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine based in Baltimore. 

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Probe of Maryland Police Officer’s Involvement in Deadly Insurrection on Capitol Hill

Muslim civil rights group urges law enforcement agencies statewide to conduct similar inquiries (BALTIMORE, MD, 1/12/21) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the investigation into an Anne Arundel County police officer’s involvement in the violent storming of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., last week that left at least five people dead, including a United States Capitol Police officer. 

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Ibrahim Hooper

COMMUNITY SAFETY ALERT: CAIR Urges Muslim Community to Avoid State Capitol Buildings, Surrounding Areas Due to Threat of Far-Right, White Supremacist Violence in Lead-Up to Inauguration Day

(WASHINGTON, D.C, 1/12/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today advised community members nationwide to stay vigilant in state capital cities from now until the end of the presidential inauguration due to threat of far-right, white supremacist violence and armed protests at all 50 state capitals leading up to and on Inauguration Day.  A report obtained by Yahoo News warns that “some followers indicated willingness to

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY, Islamic Leadership Council of New York, Other Muslim Groups Call on NYCDOE to ‎‎Remove Teacher Who Allegedly Called Muslim Student a ‘Terrorist’

Groups Call on NYCDOE to Investigate Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts for Condoning Islamophobia and Racism  (NEW YORK, N.Y. 1/12/2021) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the Islamic Leadership Council of New York, American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG), and the Muslim Community Forum today called on the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to remove a teacher from the

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Oregon Calls for the Resignation of Clackamas County Commissioner Over Bigoted Comments

(PORTLAND, OREGON, 1/11/21) – The Oregon Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon), today called for Clackamas County Commissioner Mark Shull to resign over a history of racist and xenophobic comments. Shull has a documented history of making racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic comments on their personal social media page on Facebook. That page was the same personal page they used to help promote their candidacy for Clackamas County Commissioner this last year. SEE: Mark Shull under

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