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CAIR Welcomes Expansion of Hate Crime Bill by Maryland State Legislature

(BALTIMORE, MD, 3/20/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the Maryland General Assembly passing a bill that would expand the definition of what constitutes a hate crime.  That bill would make it illegal to depict or display a noose, Nazi swastika or other hate symbols without consent, on public or private property, with the express intent to intimidate an individual or group.  It

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Joins 25 Organizations in Urging Trump to Ease Iran Sanctions for 120 Days to Combat Coronavirus

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/20/20) – In response to the increasingly dire situation in Iran resulting  from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today joined 25 other national organizations – including NIAC Action, Truman National Security Project, MoveOn, Win Without War, and Ploughshares Fund – in calling on President Trump, Sec. Mnuchin, and Sec. Pompeo to loosen the administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran for 120 days in order to aid the Iranian people’s fight against the virus. [NOTE:

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CAIR Endorses Muslims Unite for Coronavirus Relief LaunchGood Campaign

CAIR is proud to announce that it is a Community Partner on the Muslims Unite for Coronavirus Relief campaign on LaunchGood. CAIR is encouraging concerned community members to visit that campaign page at LaunchGood.com/Corona.So far, the campaign has raised more than $260,000 in six days to provide financial hardship grants to low-Income families across America who stand to lose the most from the COVID-19 outbreak. Though this is a Muslim-led campaign, we welcome friends of all faiths to join

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CAIR Condemns Colorado ‘Thanks China’ Sign Featuring Possible Neo-Nazi Reference

(DENVER, CO, 3/20/20) – The Colorado chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Colorado), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a ‘Thanks China’ sign outside of a Louisville, Colo., liquor store featuring a possible Neo-Nazi reference. The sign outside Union Jack Liquor showed the words “Thanks China” and a number, which the owner of the store claims is the price for beer. In white supremacist groups, the number

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CAIR-LA: 19 Interfaith, Civil Rights Groups Urge UCLA to Protect Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 3/20/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today joined a coalition of 19 interfaith and civil rights in calling on UCLA to protect free speech and academic freedom in response to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) decision to open investigations into two complaints made against the university.  The OCR’s investigations are in line with a larger effort to silence any

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COMMUNITY ALERT: CAIR Continues to Work for You During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/19/20) – CAIR remains committed to working for you, your civil rights, for the American Muslim community, and for all Americans during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  “And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives, and the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere; who, when afflicted with calamity, say: ‘We belong to God and to Him we shall return.’” (The Holy Quran

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