Request for DOJ to Investigate “Muslim-Free Zone” Bans by Businesses Nationwide

September 1, 2015The Honorable Loretta LynchAttorney GeneralDepartment of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530 RE: Request for DOJ to Investigate “Muslim-Free Zone” Bans by Public Accommodations Dear Attorney General Lynch: We the undersigned civil liberties, human rights, immigrant rights, faith, and cultural organizations call on the Department of Justice to investigate whether so-called “Muslim-Free Zones” […]

CAIR Questions Feds’ Silence After Oklahoma Business Joins ‘Muslim-Free’ Movement

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/13/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that an Oklahoma survival equipment store has joined the growing number of businesses nationwide that have declared themselves “Muslim-free.†CAIR also questioned why, despite repeated requests for action, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) […]

Muslim Youth Learn Leadership Skills During CAIR-CA Program at State Capitol

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/4/15) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) recently held its 11th annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) at the State Capitol in Sacramento.   The annual conference brought together more than 40 Muslim high school students from across the state to participate in workshops on community organizing, leadership development and […]

CAIR Asks DOJ to Address Spread of ‘Muslim-Free Zone’ Business Declarations

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/31/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address the growing number of businesses nationwide that have been declared a “Muslim-free zone.†CAIR said the latest such declarations came from businesses in New York […]

CAIR Asks Feds to Probe Vandalism, Threat Targeting Mosques in Virginia and Tennessee

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/25/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for federal hate crime investigations and stepped-up police protection for a Virginia mosque targeted by vandalism and harassment with hate rhetoric, and for an online arson threat to a Tennessee mosque. Officials at Masjid […]