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#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2011, CAIR Opens New Department to Challenge Islamophobia, Submits First Muslim Amicus Brief to Supreme Court

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/22/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the latest “CAIR Snapshots” video highlighting a quarter century of “defending, educating and empowering the American Muslim community.”

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.]

Today’s snapshot features how in 2011, CAIR (along with the University of California at Berkeley) opened a new department to monitor and combat Islamophobia. The department published “Same Hate, New Target,” a report on growing Islamophobia in America.

Also in 2011, CAIR filed the first-ever American Muslim organization U.S. Supreme Court amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in United States v. Jones supporting the requirement that law enforcement obtain a warrant before placing a GPS tracking device on any individual’s car.

#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2011, CAIR Opens New Department to Challenge Islamophobia, Submits First Muslim Amicus Brief to Supreme Court

BACKGROUNDER – CAIR Releases Report on Islamophobia

READ: Same Hate, New Target

READ: CAIR United States v. Jones SCOTUS Brief

The #CAIRSnapshots campaign is just one of many activities and initiatives leading up to CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on November 9.

Online registration is open for the gala with special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda Sarsour, State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.

Past events have been sold out and no tickets are sold at the door — so register TODAY to reserve your place.

REGISTRATION: Individual tickets cost $85 (Student $65). Childcare is $35 per child. Childcare registration is required for children under 13 years old. No children under 13 are allowed inside the banquet hall.


Disclaimer: All funds solicited in connection with this event are for CAIR, and not for Ilhan Omar or Ilhan Omar for Congress.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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