- She worked at a youth facility in Delaware. One of her supervisors called her a “terrorist,” demanded she stop wearing a hijab, and fired her when she refused.
- She worked at a supply store in Maryland. She asked for permission to pray and wear loose-fitting clothing. Her manager denied both requests, saying, “I know your people pray, but that can’t happen here.”
- She worked as a manager at an airport restaurant. Her fellow managers mocked her hijab and abaya: “When are you going to take that off? If there was a terrorist attack here, I bet you’d take it off. Where’s your night gown today?”
All of these women are American Muslims. All of them were targeted for practicing their faith. And they all called CAIR for help.
With your support, CAIR currently represents more than 100 Muslims in lawsuits across the country. We also receive as many as 150 new civil rights complaints every month. And over the past two years, we have won more than $1,000,000 in settlements for 175 community members whose rights were violated.
Because you support us year after year, Ramadan after Ramadan, CAIR is there to help Muslims impacted by bigotry and discrimination. Alhamdulillah.
And remember that when you donate to CAIR, you are helping us defend every American Muslim’s right to pray, wear religious clothing, safely attend a masjid, and otherwise practice Islam in America.
Dr. Muzzimul Siddiqi, the chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America and one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the United States and around the world, has said of CAIR, “As (an) organization (dedicated) to defend the rights of Muslims and to promote better understanding of Islam, it is eligible to receive part of the Zakat funds for its programs and services.”
Thank you for your support. Ramadan Mubarak!