Hear the Political Commentary of Dean Obeidallah at CAIR’s 25th Anniversary Gala Nov. 9 in D.C.

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/23ZV--DG0W0

Political Commentator Dean Obeidallah knows how to get a crowd laughing through his political critiques. Now you have the chance to hear from him directly at CAIR's 25th anniversary gala also featuring State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), activist and community leader Linda Sarsour and special guest Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to be held Saturday, November 9, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

Time is running out to purchase your tickets. In past years, the annual banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out.

With the theme “Defending, Educating, and Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims,” the gala will celebrate CAIR’s 25 years of service to the community.

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

GO TO: https://twitter.com/CAIRNational/status/1188867022752550912

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, may be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing events@cair.comA table of 10 costs $1500. 

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

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

 


#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2015, CAIR Welcomed Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of a Muslim Woman Who Sued Abercrombie & Fitch Over Hijab, Coordinated First Muslim Advocacy Day in D.C.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/31/19) – 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 2015, CAIR welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of a Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch over the right to wear hijab in the workplace, and coordinated the first Muslim Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. 

SEE: #CAIRSnapshots: 2015, Ruling in Favor of Hijab Case, CAIR Coordinated 1st Muslim Advocacy Day

https://youtu.be/KXxr2EslEvA

BREAKING: CAIR Welcomes 'Historic' Supreme Court Ruling in Abercrombie & Fitch Hijab Case 

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/breaking-cair-welcomes-historic-supreme-court-ruling-in-abercrombie--fitch-hijab-case-300091749.html 

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. 

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet 

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. 

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

 


CAIR Releases White Paper Outlining Best Practices to Stop Anti-Muslim Bullying and Bias in Public Schools

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/31/19)– The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with The Religious Freedom Center and America Indivisible, today released a white paper outlining the best practices to stop anti-Muslim bullying and bias in public schools.

At a closed-door symposium with leading national experts and practitioners dealing with the problem of anti-Muslim bullying, CAIR and its partners identified shortcomings in the current state of practice and research and agreed on best practices that can help communities, families and teachers overcome the challenge of Islamophobia in public schools.

Participants called for greater integration of Islamophobia awareness in schools, review and enhancement of curriculum, teacher and staff training, and more resources for research. The white paper, "Bias and Bullying in Public Schools," which summarizes the conclusions of the symposium, provides stakeholders with much needed information, tools, and resources for those invested in making schools a safe and hate-free environment for children of all backgrounds. 

CAIR’s white paper marked the final day of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month with the release of anti-bullying best practices for Muslim parents and students.

SEE: CAIR White Paper

http://www.islamophobia.org/research/bullying-and-bias-in-schools.html

“CAIR’s guide, ’Bias and Bullying,’ details some of the most current ideas surrounding the challenges that stem from anti-Muslim bigotry and ignorance that our students, families, and schools face,” said National Research and Advocacy Manager Zainab Arain.“We hope that this report will help strengthen the national conversation and make our communities safer for children of all backgrounds and religions."

This paper summarizes the key themes and findings that emerged in the symposium and identifies proposed actions to help advance the national conversation. Resulting recommendations include:  

  • Empower Youth — Student involvement in anti- bullying measures is critical. They must be included in decision-making and problem-solving spaces and be a central part of conversations around student experiences and consequences for harmful behavior.
  • Learn to Listen — Teachers should be equipped to facilitate student conversations on identity development through training in social and emotional learning.
  • Bring the Experts —Incorporate current scholarship in the classroom. Schools should invite academically certified content specialists to conduct workshops, develop curriculum in conjunction with teachers, and offer age- appropriate resources for classroom use.

CAIR offers anti-bullying and bystander intervention workshops, as well as a free guide to explain relevant Muslim religious practices to educators. 

SEE: Guides to Muslim Religious Practices

https://tinyurl.com/CAIREducatorsGuide

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 Research and Advocacy Manager Zainab Arain, 202-742-6410, zarain@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 


Why We're Excited to Hear Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell Speak at CAIR's 25th Anniversary Gala


VIDEO LINK:https://youtu.be/tkh7iqd6JVA

State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA) has brought crowds to tears with her heartfelt speeches. Now you have the chance to hear from her directly at CAIR's 25th anniversary gala also featuring political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda Sarsour and special guest Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to be held Saturday, November 9, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

Time is running out to purchase your tickets. In past years, the annual banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out.

With the theme “Defending, Educating, and Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims,” the gala will celebrate CAIR’s 25 years of service to the community.

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.] GO TO: https://twitter.com/CAIRNational/status/1188867022752550912

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, may be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing events@cair.comA table of 10 costs $1500. 

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

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-LA to host activist Marc Lamont Hill and Pa. State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell at its 23rd Annual Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 2

(LOS ANGELES, CA - 10/29/2019) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) is hosting its 23rd Annual Banquet at the Hilton Anaheim on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m.

Themed "Courage Under Fire,” this year's banquet will feature keynote speaker Marc Lamont Hill, a prominent educator, writer and civil rights activist, Pennsylvania State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell, religious director Mohammed Faqih and comedian-writer Amer Zahr.

Hill is a civil rights activist, an award-winning journalist, the host of BET News and a professor at Temple University. Johnson-Harrell was elected to serve as state representative for the 190th Legislative District, Philadelphia Count in March 2019. She is the first Muslim woman to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Faqih served as the imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County for 13 years and is currently the imam at the Memphis Islamic Center. Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, writer, academic and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Every year, the CAIR-LA banquet attracts more than 2,000 members, including interfaith leaders, elected officials and community activists from across Southern California, making it the largest American Muslim banquet on the West Coast.

WHAT: CAIR-LA 23rd Annual Banquet

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Anaheim, 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA, 92802

CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator, Forrest Lee: 714-851-4851 or flee@cair.com

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS:

  • If you wish to cover the banquet, an RSVP is mandatory due to limited space. Journalists should carry media credentials during the program and make appropriate plans for coverage inside the hall since lights will be dimmed for most of the evening.
  • If you wish to do a profile piece on CAIR-LA's 23rd Annual Banquet, we are arranging interviews until Thursday, Oct. 31.

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. 


CAIR Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support Bill Taking Action Against Internment of Uyghur Muslims ahead of Critical Wednesday Markup

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/29/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans who support human rights and religious freedom to contact their elected Representative in the House and urge them to support critical legislation taking action against the internment of more than a million Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese government that will undergo a markup tomorrow.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION

The Uyghur Human Rights and Policy Act of 2019 was passed by the Senate in September and now must pass the House of Representatives before being sent to the President to be signed into law. On Wednesday, lawmakers from the House Foreign Affairs Committee will meet to debate, amend and modify the bill, which may determine its fate.

SEE: Uyghur Human Rights and Policy Act of 2019
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/649

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.

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.

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

Earlier this 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 province.

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

 


ACTION ALERT: Texas Anti-BDS Law Plaintiff Bahia Amawi to Receive CAIR ‘American Muslim of the Year’ Award

There are only a few days left to reserve your tickets for CAIR's 25th anniversary gala to be held Saturday, November 9, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. 

At the gala, Bahia Amawi will receive CAIR’s 2019 “American Muslim of the Year” award.

Earlier this year, CAIR welcomed a landmark victory in our First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of Amawi, a Texas speech language pathologist who lost her job because she refused to sign a “No Boycott of Israel” clause. 

BREAKING: CAIR Wins Landmark First Amendment Victory Striking Down Texas Anti-BDS Law

https://www.cair.com/breaking_cair_wins_landmark_first_amendment_victory_striking_down_texas_anti_bds_law

An Open Letter from Bahia Amawi On Texas House Bill 793

https://cairaustin.org/an-open-letter-from-bahia-amawi-on-texas-house-bill-793/

CAIR’s award honors an American Muslim who demonstrated "exemplary service to the country and the community" at the local or national level over the last year by "inspiring and empowering." Previous awardees include Aneelah Afzali, Linda Sarsour, Khizr Khan, Ahmed Mohamed, Rep. Keith Ellison, and M.J. Khan.

Time is running out to purchase your tickets. In past years, the annual banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out.

Register online for the gala with special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda SarsourState Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

With the theme “Defending, Educating, and Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims,” the gala will celebrate CAIR’s 25 years of service to the community.

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


Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, may be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing events@cair.comA table of 10 costs $1500. 

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

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-NY Urges Transparent Investigations for Excessive Force on Brooklyn Subway Trains, Civil Rights Group Calls for NYPD Accountability

(New York, N.Y. 10/28/10) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) called for transparent investigations into NYPD’s apparent excessive force used during two Brooklyn subway trains on Friday and Saturday.  CAIR-NY also called for officers involved in the incidents to be held accountable. 

In one incident that took place at the Jay Street subway stop, a police officer is videotaped striking at least 2 teenagers, one has been identified as a 15-year-old. 

See https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYC-Officials-Call-for-Investigation-Into-Brawl-Between-Cops-Teens-563955681.html

In a separate incident on Friday, video surfaced of a dozen NYPD officers rushing inside a subway car to arrest a young man.  The man is sitting with his arms raised while police point their guns through the subway window before storming the subway car. 

See https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYPD-Crew-Rushes-Into-Subway-Train-563926651.html

The young man was charged with theft of services for fare hopping at a previous stop.

See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/28/nypd-video-guns-pointed-subway-train-unarmed-fare-hopper/

CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher stated:

“CAIR-NY denounces the NYPD’s aggressive response for simple fare hopping.  The NYPD placed the lives of subway passengers at risk with their actions. As civil rights groups continue to document more and more police abuses, the NYPD continues to exercise excessive force with little accountability and transparency. The NYPD must initiate transparent investigations into each incident and hold accountable all officers involved in abusive actions.“ 

Ms. Nasher further called into question Governor Cuomo’s plans to add 500 police officers to patrol inside the subways without bodycams. 

This past summer, CAIR-NY made similar calls for accountability and transparency into NYPD misconduct. 

See: https://www.cair-ny.org/news/2019/8/14/cair-ny-allies-clients-press-conference-announcing-nypd-misconduct-complaints-and-call-for-accountability-and-transparency 

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.

Individuals in New York 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/

Become a Fan of CAIR-NY on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNewYork/

Subscribe to CAIR-NY's E-Mail List
https://www.cair-ny.org/

Follow CAIR-NY on Twitter
https://twitter.com/CAIRNewYork

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https://www.instagram.com/cairnewyork/

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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


CAIR Files Recommendations with Federal Judge for Fixing Unconstitutional Terror Watchlist

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/28/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Friday filed its arguments on how to fix the terror watchlist after a federal judge ruled that list unconstitutional last month.

In September, Judge Anthony Trenga of the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that the government has unconstitutionally failed to provide watchlisted persons with notice and an opportunity for individuals to challenge their status. The judge granted CAIR’s motion for summary judgment in the case of 23 American Muslims who were unjustly labeled as suspected terrorists by their government, causing extensive harm to their families, careers, and ability to travel. Judge Trenga ordered CAIR to submit arguments about how to fix the constitutional problems with the watchlist.

SEEJudge Trenga’s Opinion
https://tinyurl.com/WatchlistOpinion

SEE: The FBI’s terrorism watch list violates the Constitution, federal judge says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/09/05/fbi-terror-watch-list-unconstitutional/

Lawyers for CAIR focused their recommendations on two areas: the standard for adding an individual to the watchlist and the due process rights of individuals so listed.

SEE: CAIR’s Recommendations
www.tinyurl.com/CAIRRemedyBrief 

First, CAIR recommended the specific inclusion standards be disclosed to give the public fair notice of what behavior might land them on the watchlist. They also argued that the current inclusion standard of “reasonable suspicion” that a person is a “suspected terrorist” is unconstitutional and should be narrowed to reasonable suspicion of “criminal activity” that is “ongoing or imminent.”

Second, CAIR’s attorneys argued that individuals placed on the watchlist must be given notice of their placement on the list and the evidence and criteria used to do so. These individuals must also have the ability to challenge their listing status before a neutral arbiter.

“When an American citizen breaks the law, they have both a clear understanding of the law they have allegedly broken and the opportunity to challenge the charges at a trial with a neutral jury of their peers,” said CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas. “A person on the watchlist has neither of those basic constitutional rights. Imagine studying Arabic abroad and then finding yourself on the watchlist with no way to get off. This is not a hypothetical, it is actually happening to American citizens and it is absolutely unconstitutional and must be changed.”

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 Litigation Director Lena Masri, 202-642-4934 , lmasri@cair.com; CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425gabbas@cair.com; CAIR Trial Attorney Carolyn Homer, 202-516-4724chomer@cair.com


#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2014, CAIR Convinces Virginia Agency to Withdraw Accreditation for Islamophobe John Guandolo, ABC Family Channel to Drop ‘Alice in Arabia’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/28/19) – 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 2014, CAIR convinced Virginia’s Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy to rescind its approval of in-service training credits for state law enforcement scheduled to attend a training by notorious Islamophobe John Guandolo in Culpeper, Va. That same year, CAIR welcomed a decision by ABC Family channel to cancel plans to produce a pilot for a new series called "Alice in Arabia."

#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2014, CAIR Convinces Virginia Agency to Withdraw Accreditation for Islamophobe John Guandolo, ABC Family Channel to Drop ‘Alice in Arabia’

https://youtu.be/Mpxj_Cren8I
BACKGROUNDER: CAIR: Virginia Agency Pulls Accreditation for Anti-Muslim Training

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/cair-virginia-agency-pulls-accreditation-for-anti-muslim-training-2014-02-24

CAIR Welcomes ABC Family's Cancellation of 'Alice in Arabia'

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-welcomes-abc-familys-cancellation-of-alice-in-arabia-251634131.html

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.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

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.

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