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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Supports Lawmakers’ Push for South Carolina Hate Crime Law

(WASHINGTON D.C., 1/14/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed support for the “Clementa Pinckney Hate Crime Law,” named for the state senator killed along with eight others by a neo-Nazi, white supremacist shooter at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. The shooter, Dylann Roof, was charged with a federal hate crime, but there is no similar charge in South Carolina. Several state lawmakers are

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Ismail Allison

BREAKING: Muslim Community Announces Funeral Prayer Services for 15 Victims of Bronx Fire

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 01/13/2022) – Today, the Islamic Cultural Center of the Bronx announced the Funeral (Janazah) Prayer Services for 15 victims of the Bronx Fire will take place on Sunday at 10am. What: Janazah Prayer Services for 15 victims of the Bronx Fire When: January 16, 2022, Sunday at 10 a.m. Where: Islamic Cultural Center of the Bronx, 371 East 166 Street, Bronx, NY 10456 Contacts: Dr. Bola Omotosho – 718-644-0108; Sheik Musa Drammeh – 718-822-5555; Bakary Camara- 917-568-5763 New Yorkers of all faiths

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Ismail Allison

CAIR-Ohio Welcomes Ohio Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Unconstitutional Legislative Maps

(COLUMBUS, OHIO 1/13/2022) — The Ohio Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) welcomes yesterday’s ruling in the Ohio Supreme Court striking down gerrymandered state House and Senate district maps, ruling 4-3 that the maps are unconstitutional. The ruling affirms the maps do not meet the anti-gerrymandering rules passed by voters in 2015 and requires maps to be redrawn to meet constitutional provisions.   The maps diluted the political power of Ohio Muslims and other minority communities with gerrymandered district lines across Ohio, including splitting and packing communities in and

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Ismail Allison

CAIR Welcomes Virginia Attorney General’s Overturning of Racist Legal Opinions  

(WASHINGTON D.C., 1/13/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s overturning of 58 historical racist legal opinions.  The legal opinions overturned by Attorney General Herring were issued between 1904 and 1967 and upheld state laws enforcing segregation in schools, banning interracial marriage, and disenfranchising Black voters through poll taxes and literacy tests.  SEE: Va. attorney general overturns 58 historic legal

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Ismail Allison

CAIR to Join Tunisian-Americans, Human Rights Groups Calling for Biden Administration to Support Democracy on 11th Anniversary of Country’s Revolution

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/13/2022) – On Friday, January 14, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) plans to join the Tunisian United Network (TUN) and leaders from other human rights and pro-democracy organizations in a press conference on the 11th anniversary of Tunisia’s democratic revolution to call on the Biden Administration to do more to save democracy in that country. “Supporting or enabling unjust dictatorships in the Middle East has been a disastrous pillar of American foreign policy for

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Ismail Allison

CAIR-Pittsburgh Condemns Attack on Asian Man, Seeks Community Assistance 

(PITTSBURGH, PA, 1/13/2022) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an allegedly bias-motivated attack on a homeless Asian man in downtown Pittsburgh. On Wednesday afternoon, a homeless man was reportedly brutally assaulted in downtown Pittsburgh at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Seventh Street. The victim is an Asian-American and believes the attack was a hate crime.  In the video, a group of three people are seen attacking

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