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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-SFBA to Host Citizenship Drive Before USCIS Fees Increase Dramatically

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 9/9/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) is hosting virtual citizenship clinics this month in anticipation of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) immigration and naturalization fees increase.  On October 2, the USCIS will increase fees for citizenship applications from $725 to $1,200 and eliminate fee waivers. This means that even if you have low income, you will still have to pay the full $1,200 in order to apply. 

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Ibrahim Hooper

BREAKING NEWS: CAIR-PA Calls for Probe of Possible Hate Crime After Video Shows Assault on Muslim Man Told ‘Go Back to Your Country’

(PHILADELPHIA/PITTSBURGH, PA – 9/9/2020) – The Pennsylvania chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-PA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an assault – captured on video – on a Muslim man in that state by an alleged attacker who is shown shouting “Go back to your country” during the incident.  The victim was walking along the street near his apartment

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Joins Call for Suspension of Facebook India Head, Ankhi Das, for Allowing Islamophobic Activity

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/9/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined dozens of civil and human rights organizations in demanding that Facebook be held accountable for its willful and deliberate neglect to address anti-Muslim hate speech on its platform in India.   That letter, signed by leading international civil society actors from the technology and rights sectors, called for Facebook India’s director, Ankhi Das, to be placed

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls for Charges of Crimes Against Humanity After Myanmar (Burma) Soldiers Confess to Rohingya Muslim Genocide

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/9/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the United States and the international community to take concrete steps against Myanmar (Burma) following video confessions from two soldiers of that nation’s military who say they took part in a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority.   CAIR called for those responsible for the genocide to be charged with crimes against humanity.  ACTION ALERT: Urge

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Supports Refusal to Reinstate New Hampshire Officer Fired Over Racist Text Messages

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/9/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today supported the refusal to reinstate a police officer in Manchester, N.H., after complaints were made against him and racist text messages were uncovered.   After receiving a complaint against Officer Aaron Brown in January 2018, The Manchester Police Department conducted an investigation that uncovered text messages claiming Officer Brown had intentionally damaged property while executing search warrants as well as

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-DFW Expresses Deep Concerns Over Islamophobic and Anti-Semitic Social Media Posts by Dallas Physician

(DALLAS, TEXAS, 9/8/2020) – The Texas Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Dallas Fort-Worth (CAIR-DFW) today expressed deep concerns over a slew of Islamophobic and Anti-Semitic social media posts by Dallas area physician, Michael Robles.  SEE: Online Screen Shots of Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Posts by Dr. Robles & Links  https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CAIR-DFW_Expresses_Deep_Concerns_Over_Islamophobic_and_Anti-Semitic_Social_Media_Posts_by_Dallas_Physician_.zip Dr. Robles is a physician who works at American Pathology Partners (AP2) and Alliance Diagnostics. He posts regularly on Jihad Watch, a hate website

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