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CAIR Condemns Stickers with Nazi Symbols on University Campus in Iowa

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/4/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned stickers with Nazi symbols found on Iowa State University’s campus.  The stickers, which were reported on multiple locations on campus, were removed in accordance with university’s policy over the weekend.  SEE: Nazi imagery removed from Iowa State University’s campus https://www.amestrib.com/news/20200203/nazi-imagery-removed-from-iowa-state-university8217s-campus “We condemn this offensive display of bigotry, white supremacy and anti-Semitism,†said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan

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CAIR-LA Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Anti-Muslim, Pro-Trump Agitators Who Disrupted Candidates’ Forum

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 2/4/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for a hate crime investigation of a group of anti-Muslim, pro-Trump agitators who disrupted an educational forum for the 25th Congressional District candidates on Feb. 1 in Palmdale, Calif. Some seven to 10 people disrupted the forum, co-sponsored by CAIR-LA and the American Islamic Institute of Antelope Valley. As one of the forum participants denounced

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CAIR Calls for Probe of Possible Bias Motive for South Carolina Mosque Vandalism

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/4/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for vandalism targeting a Charleston, S.C., mosque. Police are looking for three people who allegedly vandalized the Islamic Center of Charleston on two different occasions. A surveillance camera caught one individual painting a black symbol on the outside wall of the center on January 19. Officers are

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CAIR-DFW Applauds Chicken Express for Holding Cultural Competency Training Following Hijab Incident

CAIR-DFW Applauds Chicken Express for Holding Cultural Competency Training Following Hijab Incident (DALLAS, TEXAS, 2/4/20) – The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations  (CAIR-DFW), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded the Chicken Express franchise on Blue Mound Road in Saginaw, Texas, for utilizing CAIR-DFW to hold a cultural competency training after an incident involving a Muslim employee’s hijab (Islamic head scarf). Earlier in the month,

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CAIR-CA: Faith-Based Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Immigrants

(SANTA CLARA, CA – 2/3/2020) – The California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today announced its filing of an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in United States v. Sineneng-Smith.  Alongside more than a dozen other religious organizations, including Church World Service and New Sanctuary Coalition, CAIR-CA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law which criminalizes some kinds of aid to undocumented people. The law does so by making it a

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CAIR Launches Instagram ‘Phenomenally Muslim,’ ISLAMOPHOBIN Giveaway

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/3/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced an Instagram giveaway of “Phenomenally Muslim†t-shirts and ISLAMOPHOBIN gum to five randomly-selected recipients who follow CAIR’s Instagram account. The giveaway will start Monday, Feb. 3, and last until Friday, Feb. 7.  Participants will be asked to: Follow CAIR’s Instagram account Like the giveaway post Tag three people in the comments section Share the post on their Instagram story On Friday, Feb. 7, five

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