CAIR Calls for Removal of Racist, Confederate-Supporting, Anti-Immigrant South Carolina Judge

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/30/19) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, today called for the removal of a South Carolina judge who has a history of racist, Confederate-supporting and anti-immigrant statements.

Magistrate Mike Pitts, a retired police officer who does not have a law license, was confirmed by the state Senate in June of this year. In May, he posted a photo of Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) with the caption: “Cory Booker alway [sic] looks like he just hit crack real hard.”

In a 2017 Facebook post, Pitts complained about people “from the Middle East” in Walmart and wrote, “after being subject to this incident I now support shutting down all immigration until we stop the demise of our culture.”

Pitts opposed the removal of a Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds after the 2015 mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.

SEE: He defended the Confederate flag and insulted immigrants. Now he’s an SC judge.
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/he-defended-the-confederate-flag-and-insulted-immigrants-now-he/article_fccd2722-1144-11ea-bf17-dbfc08c2afcb.html

“A person with such racist and xenophobic views should not be placed in a position that will inevitably impact the lives of citizens in a diverse community,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Relevant authorities should remove Magistrate Pitts from his post in order to maintain the objectivity and impartiality of the South Carolina judicial system.”

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


CAIR ISLAM-OPED - Ibrahim Hooper: Share the Blessings of Thanksgiving

Ibrahim Hooper: Share the Blessings of Thanksgiving 

ISLAM-OPED is a syndication service of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. Please consider the following commentary for publication.

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Share the Blessings of Thanksgiving

By: Ibrahim Hooper

[Ibrahim Hooper is national communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He may be contacted at ihooper@cair.com.]

As we join family and friends in celebrating Thanksgiving, let us remember those less fortunate or alone on what for many can be a not-so-happy holiday.

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be invited to an idealized Norman Rockwell-style Thanksgiving celebration.

That person might be a student stranded far from home on campus, a senior who never has visitors in a nursing home or just someone whose life circumstances leave them alone this Thursday.

So, invite that student, visit the nursing home or even volunteer to hand out Thanksgiving meals at a homeless shelter. Do something to move beyond your traditional Thanksgiving activities and guest list. 

One Islamic tradition (hadith) stresses the spiritual reward for feeding those in need. In that tradition, God is quoted as saying: “(O humankind). . .Did you not know that had you fed (those in need), you would surely have found (the reward for doing so) with Me?” (Hadith Qudsi)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "He who has enough food for two, let him invite a third, and he who has food for four, let him invite a fifth or a sixth." He also said: "Anyone whose food exceeds his needs, let him share it with those who do not have food."

In the Quran, God states: "What will explain to you the path that is steep? It is the freeing of a (slave) from bondage, or the giving of food in a day of famine to an orphan relative or to a needy (stranger) in distress, and to be of those who believe, enjoin patience (in adversity) and encourage deeds of kindness and compassion." (The Holy Quran, 90:12-17)

The Quran also states: “(The truly virtuous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God.” (76:8)

As Muslims, we believe that in helping others, we help ourselves in this life and the next.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, God will fulfill his needs. Whoever eases his brother's difficulty, God will ease his difficulty in this life and on the Day of Resurrection." (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Let us all do our best to help everyone feel the blessings of being surrounded and supported by those they love this Thanksgiving.

 

 


CAIR Welcomes Tennessee Prison System's Decision Over Ejection of Muslim Visitor for Refusing to Remove Hijab

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/25/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the Tennessee Department of Correction's decision to take corrective action to address civil rights violations committed by a correctional officer against a Muslim American visitor who was ejected from the facility after refusing to remove her hijab (Islamic head scarf) in the presence of a male officer.

Earlier this month, CAIR’s Georgia chapter (CAIR-Georgia) learned that a Muslim grandmother who was visiting the Northeast Correctional Complex had been ejected from the facility by an Officer Tressler, who insisted she remove her hijab and pass it through a metal detector. The woman had never been forced to do so during her prior visits to the facility.

The Muslim woman offered to remove her hijab privately in the presence of a female officer who was also there, but Tressler refused to approve her request. He then ejected her from the building and refused to provide his name. Another officer provided Tressler's last name.

After CAIR-Georgia and CAIR National called on the jail to uphold the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom, legal counsel for the Department agreed to permit female visitors who cover their hair for religious reasons to remove their scarves outside the presence of male officers.

READ: CAIR Letter to Tennessee Department of Correction

“We thank the Tennessee Department of Correction for addressing the concerns we raised about mistreatment of a Muslim American woman who visited the jail,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. “The First Amendment does not end at the walls of a prison. Even there, every American has the right to freely and safely practice his or her faith."

The Washington-based civil rights organization offers an educational toolkit, called "A Correctional Institution’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices," to help correctional officers and administrators gain a better understanding of Islam and Muslims.

SEE: A Correctional Institution’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices
http://tinyurl.com/CAIRCorrectionalGuide

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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CONTACT: CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Mitchell, emitchell@cair.com, 404-285-9530; CAIR National Staff Attorney Ankur Sakaria, asakaria@cair.com, 202-516-4722; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 

 


CAIR Action Alert: Ask Speaker Pelosi to Hold to Vote China Sanctions Following Disclosure of Secret Files on Mass Detention of Uyghur Muslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/25/19) -- In response to The New York Times publishing more than 400 pages of leaked Chinese government documents detailing the mass detention of Uighurs, Kazakhs and others Muslims in concentration camps in the Xinjiang region, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging all Americans to call U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to ask that she immediately hold a vote on the bipartisan Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act (S. 178/H.R. 649), which would among other things sanction China for human rights abuses.

CALL SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI NOW at (202)-225-0100, and tell her:

“I’m calling on House Speaker Pelosi to immediately hold a vote on the House floor on the Uyghur (ˈwē-ˌgu̇r) Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, critical legislation that will take action against the internment of more than a million Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese government in concentration camps. Recent reporting by The New York Times on more than 400 pages of leaked Chinese government files has shown without a doubt that government of China is using the ‘organs of dictatorship’ to show ‘absolutely no mercy’ in their round-up and mass-detention of more than a million Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.”

Background:

On October 30, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a mark-up-session and approved the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, with unanimous consent. The bill was reported out of the committee. The bill has already been adopted by the U.S. Senate. The bill was introduced earlier this year in response to reports of gross human rights violations by Chinese officials against the country’s Uyghur population, including the mass internment of over one million persons, pervasive high-tech surveillance across the Xinjiang province, and the systemic denial of the freedoms of expression, religion, and movement.

The bill would:

  • Call for the imposition of sanctions on China under the International Religious Freedom Act
  • Urge the application of sanctions against specific Chinese government officials under the Global Magnitsky Act
  • Ask the Secretary of Commerce to consider prohibiting the sale of U.S.-made goods to Chinese state agents in the Xinjiang province
  • Call on U.S. companies operating in Xinjiang to publicly assert that their commercial activities are not contributing to human rights violations
  • Call on the Secretary of State to consider creating a special position, the Special Coordinator for Xinjiang, to coordinate the U.S. response to these human rights violations
  • Call on the Secretary of State to submit a report detailing the number of persons detained in re-education camps, the conditions in those camps, and the surveillance methods used by authorities in the region

Dubbed the “Xinjiang Papers” by the New York Times, more than 400 pages of leaked Chinese government document reveal classified Chinese government directives and private speeches by leaders of that country on the mass detention of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region. Included in the leaked files are quotes by China President Xi Jinping to government officials instructing them to use the “organs of dictatorship” to show “absolutely no mercy” to Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang region as part of China’s “struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism.” The Chinese Communist Party boss for the region Chen Quanguo is also shown instructing officials to “round up everyone who should be rounded up.”

The New York Times reports that the Chinese government will detain Uighur Muslims for common Islamic practices such as “wearing long beards, giving up smoking or drinking, studying Arabic and praying outside mosques.” Leaked documents reveal Chinese government officials are being instructed to tell college students returning home to Xinjiang who find their parents or family members missing that “their behavior could either shorten or extend the detention of their relatives” – a veiled threat.

Uyghur Muslim concentration camp detainees report being forced to listen to lectures, learn Mandarin, sing songs praising the Chinese Communist Party, and are coerced into abandoning their faith. Some inmates are forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, both forbidden activities in Islam. Some are tortured. Muslim women detainees have reported being sexually assaulted, raped, forcefully sterilized, and made to have abortions in Chinese detention facilities.

Last month, CAIR condemned the NBA for silencing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey over his support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and for the league’s continued operation of a training academy in Xinjiang.

SEE: CAIR, CAIR-Houston Condemn NBA for Bowing to Chinese Pressure after Houston Rockets Manager Backs Democracy in Hong Kong
https://www.cair.com/cair_cair_houston_condemn_nba_for_bowing_to_chinese_pressure_after_houston_rockets_manager_backs_democracy_in_hong_kong

CAIR also welcomed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other minority groups in China’s Xinjiang region.

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Sanctions on Chinese Officials Involved in Detention of Uyghur Muslims
https://www.cair.com/cair_welcomes_sanctions_on_chinese_officials_involved_in_detention_of_uyghur_muslims

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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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 Welcomes Maryland Governor’s Decision to Grant Parole to Three Marylanders Sentenced to Life as Juveniles as ‘Positive Development’

Civil Rights Organization Urges Governor to Grant Parole, Re-Entry Support for Hundreds Others Eligible for Consideration 

(BALTIMORE, MD., 11/24/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed news that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has granted parole to three Marylanders sentenced to life in prison for offenses committed as juveniles, and strongly encouraged the administration to also consider the cases of hundreds others who are eligible. 

SEE: Larry Hogan grants parole to juvenile lifers, the first time a Maryland governor has done so in decades

https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-cns-juvenile-parole-20191123-t73rqixjz5ehnp72btsmtcadbu-story.html

The move is the first in nearly 25 years by a Maryland Governor. It comes after a national movement to reassess cruel and harsh sentencing for offensives committed by prisoners as juveniles, as well as a 2016 lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of life-without-parole sentences for youths charged as adults. 

SEE:  Judge hears arguments in federal lawsuit on juvenile life sentences

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-juvenile-life-hearing-20170103-story.html

“Governor Hogan has the exclusive authority to determine the fate of hundreds of Marylanders who’ve been wronged by the criminal justice system and written off by society,” said CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry. “Many of them have worked hard to correct the mistakes they made in their youth, and to turn their lives around. We urge him to build on this positive development, and to continue to constructively impact more lives by granting parole to all those who are eligible in our state.” 

The civil rights organization is also urging Governor Hogan to ensure that appropriate and comprehensive re-entry services are provided to help new parolees transition into a successful, productive life. 

“The Caucus of African American Leaders commends Governor Hogan for giving hope to these young offenders,” said Caucus President Carl Snowden. “Where there is hope, justice is not far behind.”

“This is a step in the right direction towards Maryland joining the twenty other states and the District of Columbia that do not have any prisoners serving life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles,” said 1199SEIU Political Director Ricarra Jones. “We urge Maryland leaders to close the door on sentences that don’t offer rehabilitation and second chances for juveniles.” 

According to the Juvenile Law Center, the United States is the only country in the world that permits youth to be sentenced to life without parole, punishment that is condemned by international law. This cruel and inhumane treatment defies “research confirming that youth are different than adults and must be treated differently by our justice system.”

Since 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued several decisions against excessively harsh adult sentences for youth. It banned the juvenile death penalty in Roper v. Simmons; banned ‘life without parole’ sentences for youth convicted of non-homicide crimes in Graham v. Florida ; and prohibited mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of homicide in Miller v. Alabama.

After deliberating past scientific research, the Court concluded that children and teens who engage in criminal misconduct are less culpable for their behavior than adults because of their “developmental immaturity, impetuousness, and susceptibility to negative peer influences.” It posited that they have a greater capacity to improve their life

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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CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry,zchaudry@cair.com410-971-6062

 


CAIR Offers $5K Reward for Information in Shooting of Maryland Muslim

(BALTIMORE, MD, 11/25/19) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) responsible for the shooting of a Somali Muslim man in Prince George’s County last week.

The victim, Mursal Abukar Ali, was reportedly driving an Uber Wednesday evening and had arrived to the pick-up location near an area metro station when he was shot. Further details surrounding the incident are unclear, and no suspects are in custody. Ali’s family was notified of his condition on Thursday, when he was transported to R Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He sustained life-threatening injuries, and is currently in critical condition. 

“An innocent man is fighting for his life while his family is left to process this trauma while they grapple with too many unanswered questions,” said CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry. “We urge anyone with information about this crime to come forward and contact the Prince George’s County Police Department at (301) 772-4492 and the Prince George's County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).”

The civil rights organization is in touch with the victim’s family, and has also reached out to law enforcement authorities handling the investigation.

"The Dar-us-Salaam and Al-Huda School community is heart broken for Brother Mursal and his family, and we are offering our prayers and support,” said Dar Us Salaam Mosque Board Member Minhaj Hasan. “We ask the community to help the police find the criminals who did this so they can face justice, and so others can be safe from their evil."

“Prince George’s County Muslim Council (PGCMC) asks Allah to give Brother Mursal Abukar Ali a full and speedy recovery,” said PGCMC President Jameel Johnson. “We will communicate to the Prince George’s County Police and the State’s Attorney our expectation and support for their finding, arresting and indicting the individual(s) responsible for the shooting of our brother.”

A gofundme campaign has raised over $40K so far towards medical expenses and support for the family, including Ali’s wife and nine children.

SEE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-br-mursal-and-his-family

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com410-971-6062


CAIR-LA Decries Racist Graffiti Found at Temecula Valley High School

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 11/23/2019) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned racist graffiti targeting a student at Temecula Valley High School (TVHS).

WATCH: Racist Graffiti Targets Student in Temecula School 

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Racist-Graffiti-Targets-Student-in-Temecula-School_Los-Angeles-565372661.html

According to NBC4 News, a racist message directed at a student was found on gym doors on Nov. 20. The message called the student the “n-word,” and was surrounded other profanity and graphic symbols.

The student said the message was a response to the hash tag #TVHSNeedsChange she created after a schoolmate spray-painted the Confederate flag in a parking space in the school parking lot earlier this year.

In a statement, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said:

“White supremacy, xenophobia and intolerance have no place in America, especially not in institutions of learning. We stand in solidarity with targeted minorities and against the actions of bigots who violate our nation’s long-standing principles of tolerance and inclusion.

“The continuing trend of normalizing hate has emboldened bigots in their speech as well as their actions, as evidenced by the murder of 22 people in El Paso, Texas, the massacre of 50 people in New Zealand and the shooting at a synagogue in Poway earlier this year. We will continue to stand against hatred and intolerance. Hate will not prevail.”

According to Valley News, TVHS Principal Allen Williams said “TVHS will not tolerate a culture of hate in any form” during morning announcements on Nov. 21. Messages decrying the racist language were written over the original message before the doors were eventually cleaned.

READ: Racist messages found written on doors at Temecula Valley High School https://www.myvalleynews.com/racist-messages-found-written-on-doors-at-temecula-valley-high-school/

According to the news report, a teenage boy responsible for the graffiti was cited for misdemeanor vandalism. Ayloush called for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to investigate the matter as a hate crime.

“This is more than a juvenile prank. This was a targeted message, motivated by hatred,” Ayloush said. “We ask that this crime be investigated and prosecuted as such.”

Ayloush urged community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-LA’s Civil Rights Department at 714-776-1177 or by filing a report at: https://bit.ly/2L9Ezsw.

CAIR-LA is Southern California’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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Manager Eugene W. Fields, 714-851-4851 or efields@cair.com


CAIR-NJ, Coalition Partners to Host Muslim Day of Advocacy at the New Jersey State Capitol

Muslims from across New Jersey to discuss freedom of speech, adoption, bullying with lawmakers

 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 11/22/19) – On November 25, Muslims from around New Jersey will take part in our second annual "Muslim Day of Advocacy" at the State House in Trenton. Some 100 Muslims from across the state have already signed up to take part in the lobbying event. 

Muslim Day of Advocacy delegates will focus their lobbying efforts on legislation pertaining to freedom of speech, child adoption, anti-bullying, and discrimination-based on immigration status. 

SPONSORS: The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) is co-sponsoring Muslim Day of Advocacy with New Jersey Muslim Voice for Progress (NJMVP) and a coalition of Muslim organizations from around the state. 

Throughout the day, New Jersey Muslims will meet with individual legislators. 

WHAT: Muslim Day of Advocacy at the New Jersey State Capitol

WHEN: Monday, November 25, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. (Media are urged to arrive before 12 P.M.)

WHERE: New Jersey Statehouse Annex 145 W State Street, Trenton, NJ, Committee Room 11

CONTACT: CAIR-New Jersey Deputy Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, (862) 264-9414, smaksut@cair.com

Earlier this month, CAIR reported that 31 American Muslims won electoral victories nationwide in the Nov. 5 election.

UPDATE: CAIR, Jetpac, MPower Change: 31 American Muslim Candidates Win in Nov. 5 Elections for Total of 39 Muslims Elected in 2019

https://www.cair.com/update_cair_jetpac_mpower_change_31_american_muslim_candidates_win_in_nov_5_elections_for_total_of_39_muslims_elected_in_2019

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 Publishes Multi-Language ‘Know Your Rights’ Materials Online in Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Farsi, Bengali, Bosnian

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/22/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today published its “Know Your Rights” materials online in English, Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Farsi, Bengali, and Bosnian. 

CAIR’s online booklets offer civil rights advice for students, travelers and employees, as well as for those who encounter law enforcement authorities or are targeted by hate crimes.

“Those targeted by discrimination or bigotry often communicate most easily in a language other than English and therefore need access to advice about civil rights in their mother tongue,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

Hooper added that the multi-language civil rights materials may be printed out for distribution at local events.

SEE: Download “Know Your Rights” Guides in Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Farsi, Somali, Urdu, and English

https://www.cair.com/KnowYourRights

CAIR “Know Your Rights” (KYR) Guides in English

KYR As a Student: www.tinyurl.com/CAIREnglishKYRasaStudent

KYR As an Employee: www.tinyurl.com/CAIREnglishKYRasanEmployee

KYR With Law Enforcementwww.tinyurl.com/CAIREnglishKYRLawEnforcement

KYR While Traveling: www.tinyurl.com/CAIREnglishKYRWhileTraveling

KYR Responding to Hate Crimes: www.tinyurl.com/CAIREnglishKYRHateCrimes

CAIR “Know Your Rights” (KYR) Guides in Arabic:

KYR As a Student: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRArabicKYRasaStudent

KYR As an Employee: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRArabicKYRasanEmployee

KYR With Law Enforcementwww.tinyurl.com/CAIRArabicKYRLawEnforcement

KYR While Traveling: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRArabicKYRWhileTraveling

KYR Responding to Hate Crimes: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRArabicKYRHateCrimes

CAIR “Know Your Rights” (KYR) Guides in Bengali:

KYR As a Student: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBengaliKYRasaStudent

KYR As an Employee: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBengaliKYRasanEmployee

KYR With Law Enforcementwww.tinyurl.com/CAIRBengaliKYRLawEnforcement

KYR While Traveling: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBengaliKYRWhileTraveling

KYR Responding to Hate Crimes: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBengaliKYRHateCrimes

CAIR “Know Your Rights” (KYR) Guides in Bosnian:

KYR As a Student: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBosnianKYRasaStudent

KYR As an Employee: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBosnianKYRasanEmployee

KYR With Law Enforcementwww.tinyurl.com/CAIRBosnianKYRLawEnforcement

KYR While Traveling: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBosnianKYRWhileTraveling

KYR Responding to Hate Crimes: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRBosnianKYRHateCrimes

CAIR “Know Your Rights” (KYR) Guides in Farsi:

KYR As a Student: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRFarsiKYRasaStudent

KYR As an Employee: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRFarsiKYRasanEmployee

KYR With Law Enforcementwww.tinyurl.com/CAIRFarsiKYRLawEnforcement

KYR While Traveling: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRFarsiKYRWhileTraveling

KYR Responding to Hate Crimes: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRFarsiKYRHateCrimes

CAIR “Know Your Rights” (KYR) Guides in Somali:

KYR As a Student: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRSomaliKYRasaStudent

KYR As an Employee: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRSomaliKYRasanEmployee

KYR With Law Enforcementwww.tinyurl.com/CAIRSomaliKYRLawEnforcement

KYR While Traveling: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRSomaliKYRWhileTraveling

KYR Responding to Hate Crimes: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRSomaliKYRHateCrimes

CAIR “Know Your Rights” (KYR) Guides in Urdu:

KYR As a Student: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRUrduKYRasaStudent

KYR As an Employee: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRUrduKYRasanEmployee

KYR With Law Enforcementwww.tinyurl.com/CAIRUrduKYRLawEnforcement

KYR While Traveling: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRUrduKYRWhileTraveling

KYR Responding to Hate Crimes: www.tinyurl.com/CAIRUrduKYRHateCrimes

The Washington-based organization also offers “Know Your Rights” workshops in which attorneys discuss protecting civil and religious rights.

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-CT Welcomes Ticketing of Suspect Involved in Anti-Muslim Hate Incident

(HARTFORD, CT, 11/20/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations Connecticut (CAIR-CT) today welcomed police action against a 49-year-old woman who allegedly used racial slurs and threats targeting a Muslim woman wearing Islamic head scarf (hijab).

Police say the woman was issued a ticket for creating a public disturbance during the incident inside a Macy’s store just on Monday.

Video: CAIR-CT Responds to Hate Incident Targeting Muslim Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6ZOklp1P4s

Police Cite Woman After Confrontation with Muslim Woman Wearing Hijab at Conn. Mall

https://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-news-manchester-cited-for-alleged-bigotry-20191120-z5kvubmnrzhxrm2oexhgpco5lm-story.html  

“We welcome the citation of the woman for disturbing the peace and urge consideration of further charges based on the alleged bias motive for this individual’s bigoted actions,” said CAIR CT Executive Director Tark Richard Aouadi.

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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