#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1996, CAIR Conducts First Muslim Voter Survey, National Registration Drives

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/13/19) – 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.” #CAIRSnapshots

Today’s snapshot features how in 1996, CAIR conducted its first survey of Muslim voters and kicked off the first nationally-organized Muslim voter registration drives.

#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1996, CAIR Conducts First Muslim Voter Survey, National Registration Drives
https://youtu.be/Y1u5gyvupsk

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.

SEE: CAIR’S 25th Annual Gala

https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 


CAIR Welcomes Hate Crime Charges for Racist Incident in Wisconsin

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/13/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed hate crime charges brought against two men who allegedly used racial slurs and threats targeting African-Americans. 

On the Fourth of July, a group of young African-American women were reportedly targeted in their vehicle, harassed with racial slurs and told to “go back to Milwaukee.” When the father of one of the women intervened, he was allegedly assaulted and threatened with hanging. One of the alleged attackers reportedly stated, “Get a rope, we’re going to hang this [expletive] from a tree.” 

SEE: Two Sheboygan Men Charged with Hate Crimes in Connection with Fourth of July Fight

https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2019/08/12/sheboygan-men-charged-hate-crimes-after-july-4-fight/1990554001/

Hate Crime Charges Levied in July 4th Incident in Sheboygan

https://whbl.com/news/articles/2019/aug/13/hate-crime-charges-levied-in-july-4th-incident-in-sheboygan/927095/

This appears to be yet another manifestation of growing racism and white supremacy in our nation,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We welcome the hate crime charges brought against these two suspects and urge community leaders and public officials to speak out against the bigotry promoted at the highest levels of our society that can lead to such incidents.” 

Hooper added that CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR, ACLU Condemn Distribution of Racist, Anti-Semitic Messages in West Virginia Community

https://www.cair.com/cair_aclu_condemn_distribution_of_racist_anti_semitic_messages_in_west_virginia_community

CAIR Condemns Racist Vandalism of San Diego African-American Family's Home 

https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_racist_vandalism_of_san_diego_african_american_family_s_home

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.  

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


CAIR Condemns New Trump Rule Seeking to Limit Legal Immigration

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/13/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a Trump administration change to immigration rules that would give the government wide reaching ability to deny green cards for those who have participated in public aid programs.

Current immigration law classifies immigrants who are dependent on the government for more than half their income as “public charges” and prevents them from obtaining green cards and visas. The new rule would expand the definition of public charge to include anyone receiving food stamps, Medicaid and housing subsidies or who is deemed “likely at any time” to do so. 

SEE: Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/politics/legal-immigration-public-charge/index.html

The change, first announced in September and finalized today, affects more than 380,000 people. It will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday and will go into effect 60 days later.

“This is a policy that will keep immigrant communities marginalized and will inevitably create a socioeconomic hierarchy in our immigration system. It could quite literally kill people by making them too afraid to seek life-saving medical care,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.

McCaw also urged Congressmembers to cosponsor the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019 (H.R. 3222) which would nullify the new policy.

Learn more about the rule and its effects here:

Public Charge: A New Threat to Immigrant Families
https://www.clasp.org/sites/default/files/publications/2018/04/2018_publiccharge.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions: Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule
https://www.nilc.org/issues/economic-support/pubcharge/proposed-changes-to-public-charge-rule-faq/

CAIR joined more than 1,100 other organizations in an open statement strongly opposing the rule change when it was proposed last year. The Washington-based civil rights organization also submitted a petition with more than 500 signatures to the Federal Register calling on the Trump administration to withdraw the rule.

SEE: Action Alert: Join CAIR’s Petition Urging USCIS to Withdraw Trump’s Proposal to Restrict New Green Cards for Those Using Public Aid
https://www.cair.com/action_alert_join_cair_s_petition_urging_uscis_to_withdraw_trump_s_proposal_to_restrict_new_green_cards_for_those_using_public_aid

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com


CAIR-Florida Welcomes Arrest of Florida White Supremacist Suspect Who Threatened to Shoot Up Another Walmart

(ORLANDO, FL, 8/13/19) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the arrest of Richard Clayton, a Winter Park resident, who allegedly posted threats to shoot up a Walmart on his Facebook account on August 4th, a day after a white supremacist murdered 22 people in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

On Saturday, August 10th, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (@FDLEPIO) posted a tweet highlighting Clayton’s flagged Facebook post, “FDLE arrests Richard Clayton for written threats after an investigation by FDLE, FBI’s JTTF,  and Winter Park PD. Clayton wrote on Facebook, “3 more days of probation left then I get my AR-15 back. Don’t go to Walmart next week.”

The Huffington Post reported that, “Clayton is currently being held at the Orange County Jail on $15,000 bond, according to ABC News. His case is the latest in a series of cases where police have tracked down domestic terror threats.”

SEE:

  1. Police arrest white supremacist for threatening Walmart attack
  2. Florida Man Arrested for Threatening To Shoot Up Walmart After El Paso Massacre

“These criminal allegations must to be forcefully prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Amr Ruiz. “White supremacists are endangering our state and nation with their terroristic acts. The inflammatory and racist rhetoric originated by President Trump and duplicated by active hate groups across America are clearly having severe repercussions.”

He added: “For years, community members in Florida have been suffering from an unprecedented uptick in hate crimes, including two mosques falling victim to arsonists in less than six months and multiple others houses of worship threatened. This arrest should be followed with hate crime charges leading to a harsher sentence.”

Ruiz also said that, in 2017, CAIR documented 144 anti-Mosque incidents including harassment, intimidation, and hate crimes and that it is still in the process of documenting all anti-Mosque incidents in 2018.
SEE:   www.islamophobia.org

CAIR-Florida is the State’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-Florida es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz, 954.272.0490 Ext 130, wruiz@cair.com


CAIR-NY Files Federal, State Religious Discrimination Complaints Against NYS Dept. of Corrections on Behalf of Muslim Chaplain

Supervisor: ‘I find it hard to respect a woman who covers her hair.’

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 8/13/2019) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today filed federal and state employment discrimination complaints against the New York State Department of Corrections on behalf of a former Muslim chaplain employee for alleged harassment, hostile workplace and retaliation.  

The former employee, a Muslim American woman who wears a hijab, religious head cover, alleges that a supervisor engaged in years of harassment in an attempt to terminate her. The supervisor told colleagues that she “find[s] it hard to respect a woman who covers her hair.” 

At the beginning of the discriminatory treatment, the supervisor informed colleagues that she wanted to pursue termination to get rid of the American Muslim chaplain.  When the Muslim chaplain reported the discrimination to the superintendent, the superintendent failed to investigate and took no corrective action.

Other discriminatory and retaliatory conduct included: denial of Friday congregational prayer; punitive schedule changes; destruction of Islamic scriptural decals; false misconduct allegations; and undermining of authority with inmates. Before her resignation, the Muslim chaplain’s supervisor refused to give her access to prayer rugs that were ordered for the facility. The supervisor informed her that “I am not giving them to you.”  

Because of the workplace hostility, the Muslim chaplain started counseling to cope with the hostility and was placed on anti-depressants by her doctor. As a result, the Muslim chaplain was forced to resign her position. 

SEE Discrimination Complaint: Muslim Chaplain v. DOCCS

CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed stated:

"Our client stood up for herself numerous times but the people whose job it was to investigate and protect her from this hostility failed her. The Department of Corrections has a lot of explaining to do for its refusal to take any corrective steps. The Department of Corrections condoned this behavior and caused severe emotional and psychological pain and suffering. We hope the Department will come to its senses, pass down discipline, and make this right.”  

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president. 

In a published report, CAIR noted a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents and a 15 percent increase in hate crimes against American Muslims since Trump took office. 

New Yorkers may also contact CAIR-NY for assistance by filing an incident report online at www.cair-ny.org/incident-report or by calling 646-665-7599.  

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.

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 CONTACT: CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed, ahmedmohamed@cair.com, 646-481-2103; CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, anasher@cair.com, 917-669-4006


Groups Will Rally for Kashmir at the California Capitol on Tuesday

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/12/19) – On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Kashmir Action Committee, Pakistan American Association of Sacramento (PAAS), American Muslim Voice (AMV), Pakistan American Sports and Cultural Organization (PASCO), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) will rally to “Stand with Kashmir.”
Last week, India revoked Kashmir’s special autonomous status and blocked modes of communication, heightening tensions in the area. Kashmir is a Muslim-majority region.
WHAT: “Stand with Kashmir” Rally
WHEN: 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
WHERE: State Capitol South Wing, 10th and N streets, Sacramento, CA 95814
CONTACT: Rashid Ahmad, 916-825-0027
Rally organizer Javaid Akhtar, with the Kashmir Action Committee, said in a statement:
“With the entire Kashmir Valley under brutal military lockdown and curfew, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Communication with the outside world is cut off. It is a volcano about to erupt. The world needs to pay attention NOW.”
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.
 
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CAIR Renews Call to Remove Confederate Symbols Nationwide on 2nd Anniversary of Charlottesville White Supremacist Terror Attack

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/12/19) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today renewed its call for local governments throughout the nation to remove all Confederate symbols from public spaces.

That renewed call to action comes on the second anniversary of the deadly 2017 terrorist attack targeting anti-racist protests in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the murder of Heather Heyer and amid growing white supremacist terrorism and racist, Islamophobic and anti-immigrant violence and rhetoric nationwide. Monuments to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson remain standing in that city.

SEE: Charlottesville’s Confederate Statues Still Stand — And Still Symbolize a Racist Past

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/08/10/charlottesvilles-confederate-statues-still-stand-still-symbolize-racist-past/

Charlottesville Marks 2 Years Since Deadly Rally

https://www.nbc12.com/2019/08/12/charlottesville-marks-years-since-deadly-rally/

Why Heather Heyer's Name Isn't on FBI Hate Crime List

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/08/11/hate-crime-data-federal-reports-heather-heyer-khalid-jabara-sidner-pkg-vpx.cnn

CAIR is urging the removal of all government monuments and symbols that celebrate the Confederacy. USE: #RemoveConfederateMemorials

TAKE ACTION - CONTACT STATE OFFICIALS

https://www.votervoice.net/CAIR/campaigns/67853/respond

“Confederate symbols glorifying white supremacy and treason are a stain on our nation’s past and present that must be removed if we are to move forward as a just society in which people of all faiths and backgrounds have equal rights and dignity,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Symbols honoring those who sought to destroy the nation in order to preserve slavery and white supremacy were put in place as acts of intimidation and must be removed.” 

Awad noted that following the 2017 Charlottesville attack, CAIR offered a template resolution to be introduced by public bodies such as state legislatures, city councils and school districts calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols.

CAIR Says Removal of Confederate Memorials Nationwide a ‘Fitting Response’ to Terror Attack on Va. Anti-Racist Rally

https://www.cair.com/cair_says_removal_of_confederate_memorials_nationwide_a_fitting_response_to_terror_attack_on_va_anti_racist_rally

CAIR Backs Call to Remove Confederate General’s Statue in D.C.

https://www.cair.com/cair_backs_call_to_remove_confederate_general_s_statue_in_d_c

The Washington-based civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president and his promotion of racist, Islamophobic, white supremacist, anti-immigrant, and xenophobic rhetoric and policies.

CAIR-NY; Tariq Law Firm File #BankingWhileMuslim Federal Lawsuit Against Citibank

https://www.cair.com/cair_ny_tariq_law_firm_file_bankingwhilemuslim_federal_lawsuit_against_citibank
Video: CAIR-SFBA Director Responds to Air Canada Staff Forcing Removal of American Girl's Hijab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4BYfAAlC9Y

CAIR: New Mexico Hotel Confused with Anti-Muslim Business (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/TerzfOKUr1s

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. 

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 


CAIR-NY; Tariq Law Firm File #BankingWhileMuslim Federal Lawsuit Against Citibank

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 8/12/2019) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and the Tariq Law Firm today announced the filing of a federal discrimination lawsuit against Citibank for closing, without justification, credit and bank accounts of a Muslim customer.

According to the lawsuit, Citibank closed Mohammed Ahmed’s, an American-Muslim of Bangladeshi descent, bank accounts around March 4, 2019, without providing any reasons for the closure. The following week, Citibank closed Ahmed’s credit card accounts.  When Ahmed requested an explanation for the closures, Citibank refused to provide one.

SEE #BankingWhileMuslim Lawsuit: Koysor v. Citibank

The lawsuit was filed on August 1, 2019 and is part of the #BankingWhileMuslim campaign to end discriminatory policies by banks and other financial institutions.  Ahmed is suing for violations of federal, state, and city anti-discrimination laws.

The lawsuit comes after years of discriminatory banking practices targeting Muslims.

SEEAre Muslim-owned bank accounts being singled out by big banks?

Last month, CAIR-NY filed a discrimination complaint against Citibank for refusing to open a savings account once Citibank learned of the beneficiary’s Arabic name. 

SEE Discrimination Complaint Against Citibank For Denial of Services

SEE ALSO:

NY Daily News: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-muslim-lawsuit-citibank-20190723-bdsrchkbkjf5vfm3wol3qdwfcq-story.html

The Hill: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/454374-muslim-group-alleges-religious-discrimination-by-citibank

Subhan Tariq of The Tariq Law Firm stated:

“Unfortunately, this is part of a growing trend we are seeing in the last number of years. We call on the Department of Justice to do a thorough inquiry of the underlying circumstances that have led to numerous Muslims being de-banked by the largest banking and financial institutions in our country.”

Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Litigation Director stated:

“Closing bank accounts on the basis of nationality or religion is illegal. Citibank must do the right thing and stop its discriminatory practice of singling out American Muslims. ‘Banking while Muslim’ is not crime. If Citibank and other financial institutions continue to discriminate, we will be there to hold them accountable.”

Mohamed noted that CAIR-NY has documented a pattern of banking discrimination targeting Muslims and individuals of Arab ancestry. 

ALERT: CAIR-NY is in the process of collecting data for its #BankingWhileMuslim campaign. If you have faced discrimination at a bank or had a bank or credit account closed without justification or explanation, please tell us your story by taking our banking while Muslim survey at www.cair-ny.org/bankingwhilemuslim or by going to social media (Facebook; Twitter; Instagram) and sharing your story using the #BankingWhileMuslim.  

New Yorkers may also contact CAIR-NY for assistance by filing an incident report online at www.cair-ny.org/incident-report or by calling 646-665-7599.  

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

The Tariq Law Firm is a consumer rights law firm committed to protecting average consumers from unfair and unethical treatment. 

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed, ahmedmohamed@cair.com, 646-481-2103; Subhan Tariq, 718-674-1245, subhan@tariqlaw.com

 


Video: Eid Mubarak and Thanks From CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad


CAIR, CAIR-NY Welcome Eventbrite’s Deplatforming of Anti-Muslim Bigot Pamela Geller

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/9/19) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and its New York chapter (CAIR-NY) today welcomed Eventbrite’s deplatforming of anti-Muslim bigot Pamela Geller.

On Wednesday Eventbrite sent a notice to the New York Young Republican Club canceling its online ticketing service for the August 15 “New York Young Republican Club August Speaker Series with Pamela Geller” because it “determined that Pamela Geller engages in or promotes conduct that violates our Community Guidelines and therefore in not permitted on the Eventbrite platform as an organizer or featured speaker.”

The New York Young Republican Club was also warned by Eventbrite that “if we become aware of any future event featuring Pamela Geller we will remove it, and listing such an event could result in your account being closed.” 

The Republican club’s event featuring Islamophobe Pamela Geller is still scheduled to take place, however it is now prevented from utilizing the online ticketing service.  

On August 2, CAIR and CAIR-NY called on the New York Young Republican Club to disinvite Pamela Geller, an anti-Islam speaker who claims that “Hitler and the Nazis were inspired by Islam” and that Islam “mandates” lies and deception.

SEE: CAIR, CAIR-NY Call on New York Young Republican Club to Disinvite Anti-Islam Speaker Pamela Geller

https://www.cair.com/cair_cair_ny_call_on_new_york_young_republican_club_to_disinvite_anti_islam_speaker_pamela_geller

Geller is a notorious Islamophobe who seeks to mainstream the false idea that terrorist acts carried out by Muslims spring not from perversions of Islam but from the religion itself. She is the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Muslim organization known for its demeaning print media advertising that has likened Muslims to savages.

SEE: CAIR Backgrounder on the American Freedom Defense Initiative
http://www.islamophobia.org/islamophobic-organizations/39-american-freedom-defense-initiative.html

Previous Islamophobic Statements by Geller:

  • “The fact is that the quran [sic] is war propaganda, and you are the target.” On her blog, 2013.
  • Geller attacked the Pope, saying “At a time when Christianity worldwide is under siege by Islamic jihadists, the leader of the Catholic Church claims that the quran [sic] teaches non-violence. As Christians across the Muslim world live in abject terror and fear kidnapping, rape and slaughter to the bloodcurdling cries of ‘Allahu akbar,’ the pope gives papal sanction to the savage.” On her blog, 2013.
  • Geller ranted against a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders in Denver who had launched a “Love Thy Neighbor” ad campaign. She called them “craven quisling crew,” “knaves,” “nudniks” and “clowns.” On her blog, 2012.
  • After news emerged that U.S. Marines had urinated on corpses in Afghanistan, Geller stated, “I love these Marines. Perhaps this is the infidel interpretation of the Islamic ritual of washing and preparing the body for burial.” On her blog, 2012.
  • “Asking for prayer space in public schools for Muslim children is imposing Islam. If the child is religious, send them to madrassa.” In a New York Times interview, 2010.
  • Sharia law is “the most radical and intolerant system of governance on the face of the earth.” In her book, Stop Islamization of America, 2011.
  • "Islam is not a race. This is an ideology. This is an extreme ideology, the most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth." In an interview on Fox Business' "Follow the Money," 2011.
  • "Hitler was inspired by Islam.” In an interview on the Alyona Show, 2010.
  • Geller promoted a conspiracy theory alleging, Muslim groups "control information and how it is processed at senior levels of the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon, and the various branches of the military.” Her blog, 2010.
  • “I don’t think that many westernized Muslims know when they pray five times a day that they’re cursing Christians and Jews five times a day. I don’t think they know that. . .I do not believe in the idea of a moderate Islam.” In a New York Times interview, 2010.
  • "Now do I see everything through the prism of Israel? No, I don't, but I do think it's a very good guide. It's a very good guide because, like I said, in the war between the civilized man and the savage, you side with the civilized man. . . . If you don't lay down and die for Islamic supremacism, then you're a racist anti-Muslim Islamophobic bigot. That's what we're really talking about." In a New York Times interview, 2010.
  • “Pious Muslims are jihadis.” On her blog, 2008.

The Washington-based civil rights organization has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

CAIR has repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic, white supremacist and racist Trump administration policies.

Muslim community members are asked to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-NY at (646) 665-7599, or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-ny.org/incident-report/

CAIR-NY is New York’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-NY es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, 917-669-4006, anasher@cair.com; CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed, 646-481-2103, ahmedmohamed@cair.com