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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-Minnesota, Morris Law Group to Join 10 Community Members Filing EEOC, MDHR Complaints Against Former Employer

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/2/20) – On Thursday September 3, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join Morris Law Group, P.A. at a news conference for 10 community members who have filed complaints with EEOC and MDHR against their former employer against their former employer for employment discrimination. The charges filed this week allege that the group of employees were all terminated on the same date and subsequently replaced with white workers. The charges

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Racist Letter Sent to Residents in Wisconsin in Response to Yard Signs

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemns a racist letter that was sent to residents of Wauwatosa, Wis. after a yard sign was misinterpreted to have a racial message.    The yard sign reads, “For Sale Unless Politicians Keep Tosa Safe (Paid for by Tosa Taxpayers fed up with Mayor and City Council).” The letter, addressed to ‘White Wauwatosa Resident’ referencing the yard sign said, “We

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Thanks NBC for Meeting, Pledge to Avoid Islamophobia After Joy Reid’s ‘Inaccurate, Offensive’ Remarks

CAIR Tweeted: Thank you @NBC for meeting to discuss our concerns about @JoyAnnReid’s inaccurate, offensive remarks. We appreciate your pledge to avoid Islamophobia in all forms. As we discussed, Ms. Reid must clearly apologize tonight. Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in mainstream society. CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, Esq., 917-669-4006, anasher@cair.com

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Ibrahim Hooper

After Appeal Court Ruling, CAIR Repeats Call for Due Process Rights for Gitmo Detainees

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today repeated its call for due process rights for those detained at the Guantanamo Bay.  On Friday, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled against a Guantanamo Bay detainee who claimed his indefinite detention is a violation of due process. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Due

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-LA Condemns Islamophobic Question on Pro-Trump Facebook Group, Questions Membership of Policymakers

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 9/2/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned a Facebook group that asks potential members an Islamophobic question about their opinion of Islam and questioned why several policymakers are members.  The group is called California For Trump and describes itself as an “Awesome Patriotic Community.” To gain membership, applicants must answer three questions, including a defamatory question about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.  The group has more

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