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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From South Dakota Police Logo

(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 call by George Floyd’s uncle and others that the police department of Gettysburg, S.D., remove an image of the Confederate flag from its logo. Selwyn Jones, one of the few Black residents of Gettysburg, says he will attend a city council meeting next week that will take up removing the Confederate flag

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota Condemns Racist Depiction of Duluth Mayor, City Council Members

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/1/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemned the racist image depicting Duluth Mayor and City Council members circulated on social media.  CAIR-MN condemned the use of Native American stereotypes and called for “appropriate” action to be taken.  The racist depiction targets Duluth Mayor Emily Larson as well as several other City Council members. The post followed the Mayor’s proposal to remove the word “chief” from a couple

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Ibrahim Hooper

Statement on Behalf of Shahin Indorewala Regarding Resolution of Discrimination Complaint against Fast Trak

Shahin Indorewala and Fast Trak Management, Inc. have voluntarily reached a mutually-beneficial resolution to the discrimination complaint Ms. Indorewala filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Fast Trak is committed to provide a work environment free of discrimination, and in which people of all races, genders, religions, national origins, ethnicities, ages and disabilities are welcome. Ms. Indorewala and Fast Trak wish each other success in their future endeavors.

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Welcomes Call from House Democrats to Fire Anti-Muslim USAID Official Mark Lloyd

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/30/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a letter by House Democrats Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) calling for the removal of newly-appointed Religious Freedom Advisor Mark Kevin Lloyd because of his long history of espousing anti-Muslim hate. In the letter to USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa, the Democratic lawmakers called Lloyd’s appointment “antithetical to the USAID mission

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Condemns Possible Hate Vandalism of Churches in D.C., Virginia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/30/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the possibly bias-motivated vandalism of churches in Washington, D.C., and Virginia. A painting on the doors of Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C., which displayed an image and quote of Martin Luther King Jr., was removed.  SEE: “racism fueled this act of vandalism.” Someone also defaced a racial justice sign at Clarendon United

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad to Join Anti-Hate Zoom Summit

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/30/20) – On Wednesday, July 1, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad will speak during the online Anti-Hate Zoom Summit hosted by the Muslim Community Association and London Muslim Centre.  The summit is titled, “The Triple Pandemic of Racism, Islamophobia and COVID-19,” and will be streamed Wednesday, July 1, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (BST/UK), 11:30 a.m. ET. It will include an array of speakers to discuss the triple global pandemics the world faces, racism, Islamophobia, and COVID-19. Zoom Registration: https://bit.ly/2BzEmyW More information: https://www.eastlondonmosque.org.uk/Event/anti-hate-zoom-summit-jul-2020 WHAT: The Triple

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