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CAIR Joins 50+ Groups in Urging Congress to Protect Americans’ Online Search Privacy

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/18/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined more than 50 companies and civil rights organizations in demanding that Congress protect Americans’ online search and browsing history from warrantless government surveillance.

The coalition letter states in part: “[T]he FBI should not be allowed to use the PATRIOT Act to surveil Americans’ online activity without a warrant. Internet search and browsing history is extremely revealing in nature and the Fourth Amendment requires a warrant to obtain this information.”

Signatories to the letter to Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy, Chairman McGovern, Ranking Member Cole, Chairman Nadler, and Ranking Member Jordan included CAIR, the ACLU and the NAACP.


CAIR recently launched an online information portal offering vital information on the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American Muslims and the entire society.


The Washington-based civil rights organization is also hosting a live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. (ET) on Facebook. Recordings of those conversations will be available on the CAIR Newsroom portal.


CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert S. McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen,

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