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Ayan Ajeen

CT Mosque Leaders Announce Suspension of Friday Prayers Urge Muslims to Pray from Home Instead of Congregating in Large Numbers

March 12, 2020 — CAIR Connecticut and mosque leaders are urging Connecticut Muslims to pray at home this Friday instead of congregating at mosques. In response to the growing COVID 19 pandemic several mosques in Connecticut have cancelled indefinitely Friday prayer services and other activities including Sunday school programs for children, family nights, and  other religious lectures and classes.  “As responsible citizens we want to encourage community members to do their part in helping to stop

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Action Alert: Urge U.S. House Leadership to Reschedule NO BAN ACT Vote

Act that would repeal President Trump’s Muslim Ban was removed from today’s House calendar for a floor vote CAIR Seeks Speaker Pelosi Majority Leader Hoyer to recommit to rescheduling a vote on the NO BAN Act (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/12/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to recommit to rescheduling a vote to secure

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Civil Rights Groups Condemn Georgia Legislators’ Effort to Protect Unconstitutional ‘Israel Boycott’ Law at the Behest of Israeli Consulate in Atlanta

(ATLANTA, GA – 3/12/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), CAIR Legal Defense Fund, and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund today condemned a last-minute attempt by two state legislators, Rep. Deborah Silcox and Rep. Michael Wilensky, to salvage Georgia’s anti-free speech Israel boycott at the behest of the Israeli consulate in Atlanta. The groups are also asking Georgia state residents to contact their state representatives and senators requesting that they vote

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CAIR-NY Condemns Anti-Asian Hate Crime Amid Coronavirus Outbreak; Calls for Hate Crime Probe

(NEW YORK, NY, 3/12/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a coronavirus-related hate crime assault of an Asian-American man in Harlem. CAIR-NY called on the NYPD to investigate the assault as a hate crime.  The assault reportedly occurred on Tuesday evening in East Harlem.  The 59-year-old Asian American victim was passing a group of teens when one teen kicked him in

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CAIR-NY Condemns Coronavirus-Related Hate Crime Targeting Asian Woman; Calls for Hate Crime Probe

(NEW YORK, NY, 3/11/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a coronavirus-related hate crime assault of an Asian woman in Manhattan. CAIR-NY called on the NYPD to investigate the assault as a hate crime.  The assault occurred on Tuesday morning with the assailant yelling “Where is your corona mask, you Asian b—h.” The assailant the punched the victim in the face. 

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CAIR Maryland Rep Recognized for Social Justice Work

On Tuesday, Zainab Chaudry, CAIR’s representative in Maryland, was recognized as part of a Women’s History Month celebration hosted by the Office of Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Caucus of African American Leaders for her social justice work in Maryland.

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