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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR, 5ivepillars Launch Collaborative T-Shirt Initiative Celebrating Islam’s Commitment to Racial Equality

All profits from sales of shirts will be donated to racial justice groups MANA and MuslimARC  (WASHINGTON, DC – 9/14/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and 5ivepillars, an Islamic clothing and lifestyle brand headquartered in California, today announced the launch of a collaborative T-shirt initiative celebrating Islam’s commitment to racial justice.  The front of the shirt features organizational branding over the left chest, while

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi Vandalism in Tennessee, Racist Hate Crime in Wisconsin

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/14/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned both vandalism defacing the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, Tenn., with Nazi swastikas and a hate crime in which a woman allegedly left a racist card on at least two vehicles in Manitowoc, Wisc.    The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the Tennessee vandalism to see if a hate crime can be filed.   UPDATE: Walnut Street Bridge, portions of

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR: Schools Must Address 9/11 Accurately and Without Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Almost twenty years have passed since Al-Qaeda attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. Although most Americans can vividly remember watching the horror of 9/11 unfold on live television, an entire generation of American children has grown up without any firsthand memories of the attack. Most of today’s college students were too young to know or notice what happened on 9/11, while all

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Ibrahim Hooper

COMMUNITY ADVISORY: CAIR Encourages Public Schools Marking 9/11 Anniversary to Do So With ‘Accurate and Appropriate Lesson Plans Free from Bigotry’

CAIR Also Encourages Muslim Parents, Students to Report Any Islamophobic Curriculum or Anti-Muslim Bullying (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/10/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today encouraged public schools which mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to do so with lesson plans that are accurate, free from bigotry, and created by appropriate sources. CAIR also encouraged Muslim parents and students nationwide to monitor and report any use of anti-Muslim

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA Encourages Educators to Discuss the Anniversary of 9/11 Without Marginalizing Already Vulnerable Muslim Students

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 9/10/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced it sent a letter to school districts and universities throughout the Greater Los Angeles area to encourage educators to promote diversity, inclusivity and mutual understanding when discussing the anniversary of September 11, 2001 (“9/11”).  In the letter dated Sept. 4, CAIR-LA Civil Rights Managing Attorney Amr Shabaik wrote:  “The tragic events of 9/11 exposed and widened society’s

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Ayan Ajeen

COMMUNITY ADVISORY: CAIR Urges Completion of Census Forms Before Possible September 30 Deadline

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/10/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is encouraging American Muslims and all others within the U.S. to complete the U.S. Census by Wednesday, September 30. (NOTE: Filling out the form only takes a few minutes.)   With the Trump administration taking the unprecedented action of moving the census deadline up by a month from the end of October to September – and a federal judge

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