CAIR-Houston to React to Arabic Immersion Magnet School Protest

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 8/24/15) – Later today, the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) will hold a media availability to offer the Muslim community’s reaction to a protest today at the opening of Houston Independent School District's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School. WHAT: Media Availability on Houston Independent School District Arabic Immersion Magnet […]

CAIR-WA: Tri-City area Muslims to Meet Elected Officials, Staff in West Richland

(WEST RICHLAND, WA, 8/20/2015) – On Friday, August 21, members of the Muslim community from the Tri-Cities area will attend an “Advocacy 101†training in West Richland and then meet with a staff member from Senator Maria Cantwell’s Central Washington office and with Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Andy Miller at the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities. […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR Rep to Testify on Proposed Maryland County Religious Holidays Policy

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/19/15) – On Thursday, August 20, a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslims civil rights and advocacy, will testify at a Montgomery County Public Schools' Board of Education hearing to vote on a newly-proposed school calendar policy, which includes school closings on religious holidays. In her testimony, […]

CAIR: Calif. Muslims Renew Call to Stop Desecration of Jerusalem Cemetery by LA’s Wiesenthal Center

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 8/10/15) – The Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today renewed its call for the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center to stop its desecration of Mamilla (Ma’manullah) Cemetery in Jerusalem.  According to historians, the site of a Wiesenthal Center “Museum of Tolerance,†which is scheduled to open […]

MEDIA ADVISORY – CAIR: Muslim, Civil Rights Groups in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Boston to Speak Out on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/5/15) – On Thursday, August 6, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join other Muslim and civil rights organizations in holding news conferences in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Boston to express growing community concerns about proposed government-initiated “countering violent extremism†(CVE) programming. These events are being held in the three cities designated […]

CAIR: Man Accused of Threatening San Diego Muslim Civil Rights Group to Appear in Court

(SAN DIEGO, CA, 8/4/15) – On Tuesday, August 4, a man arrested, for threatening the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will appear in court for a readiness conference. John David Weissinger, the 53-year-old suspect, was arrested, and let out on bail on charges of making a criminal threat and possessing, […]

CAIR Partners with Baltimore Groups to Launch #BMORESUCCESSFUL Youth Campaign

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/31/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that it is partnering with Beats, Rhymes, & Relief and other organizations on the #BMORESUCCESSFUL campaign – an interactive day celebrating community and culture as Baltimore City youth prepare for the 2015-16 school year. “Education […]