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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Renews Call for Suspension of President’s Twitter Account After He Retweets ‘White Power’ Video

(WASHINGTON, DC – 6/28/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today renewed its call for the suspension of President Trump’s Twitter account after he retweeted a video in which one of his supporters shouts “white power.” Trump tweeted, “Thank you to the great people of The Villages” this morning to supporters in Florida, one of whom shouted “white power” while passing in a golf cart.

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-SFBA Calls for San Jose Police Chief to Terminate Officers Involved in Islamophobic and Racist Facebook Postings, Urges City Leaders to Take Swift Action

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 6/27/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today condemned the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) officers exposed for mocking and threatening violence against Muslims and Black Lives Matter protesters on Facebook and is calling on SJPD Chief Eddie Garcia to expedite his investigation and terminate any current officers involved.   On a private Facebook group named 10-7ODSJ, a retired SJPD police officer posted a link about a Los Angeles police officer pulling off a woman’s hijab. Mark Pimentel, an active SJPD officer who was recently documented policing protests while refusing to wear a mask, reportedly commented

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Action Alert: (Live Stream) Watch CAIR Welcome Yemeni-Americans Returning Home to Dulles (IAD) Airport, Following COVID-19 Lockdown in Yemen – #BringThemHome

Want to join us? CAIR is looking for four volunteers to hold welcome signs. Contact: info@cair.com   (WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/20) – On Sunday, June 28, at 6:50 p.m. the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will live stream its welcoming of Yemeni Americans arriving at the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). More than 1,000 American citizens and LPRs (Legal Permanent Residents) have been stranded in Yemen after traveling to that country for

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes the Passage of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the US House, Raises Black Lives Matter Banner in Support

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the US House of Representatives. While no one congressional reform package can ever fully address the systemic problem of police killings, violence, and profiling targeting Black Americans and other minority communities, CAIR views the Justice in Policing Act as a good first step.

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-LA Condemns Whittier City Council Member for Racist, Islamophobic Tweets, Calls for Her to Resign

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 6/26/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned Whittier City Council Member Jessica Martinez and is calling on her to resign for her repeated racist and Islamophobic tweets targeting Muslims, Asians and indigenous people. Martinez was elected to the Whittier City Council in March 2020. According to her biography on the City of Whittier website, she is also a public-school teacher. Martinez has

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Charges in Case of Woman Burned with Lighter Fluid in Wisconsin

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for hate crime charges in the case of a biracial woman who said she was burned with lighter fluid in downtown Madison. The 18-year-old victim told police her driver’s side window was down and she heard someone yell out a racial slur. She said she saw four white men, one of whom used

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