CAIR Welcomes Arrests in Hate Crime Targeting ‘Middle Eastern’ Victim in Virginia

(WASHINGTON, DC, 5/17/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the arrest of two suspects who allegedly assaulted a man of “Middle Eastern national origin” in Northern Virginia. Police say officers responded to the reported assault May 14 in Manassas, Va. The alleged victim, a […]

CAIR to Argue Against Trump Administration’s First Claim of State Secrets Privilege in Watchlist Case

(WASHINGTON D.C., 5/17/2018) – On Friday, May 18, the CAIR Legal Defense Fund of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will argue against the Trump administration’s first assertion of the state secrets privilege in a watchlist case. Government attorneys are asserting that privilege in CAIR’s broad challenge to the unconstitutional government watchlist that has ensnared countless innocent Muslims. […]

CAIR-Missouri Calls for Resignation of School Board Member Over Anti-Muslim Email

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 5/17/2018) – The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called for the resignation of O’Fallon School District 90 School Board Member Steve Springer over Islamophobic comments made about Muslim children. Two emails show Springer questioning policy […]

CAIR’s Nihad Awad: Can you surpass the Islamophobes this Ramadan?

As-salaamu alaykum (peace be to you) and Ramadan Mubarak (blessed Ramadan). I wanted to give you a quick update on some crucial developments impacting the civil rights of you and your family, and to ask for your help in this blessed month. The Islamophobia industry spends an average of $53 million each year to smear […]

CAIR-Florida Welcomes Arrest of Florida Man Charged for Mosque Bomb Threat

(MIAMI, FL, 5/16/18) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the State’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomes the arrest of Dustin Allen Hughes, a Florida man charged federally for making a bomb threat to a South Florida mosque. Hughes has been charged with willfully calling in a […]

CAIR-Oregon Calls on Congressional Delegation to Speak Out Against Israel’s Massacre of Palestinians

(PORTLAND, OR, 5/15/2018) – The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) today called on Oregon’s congressional delegation to condemn Israel’s massacre of Palestinian civilians. In a statement, CAIR-Oregon Board Chair Zakir Khan said: “How many Palestinian civilians need to die before our elected officials speak out? 100? 1000? When will our politicians recognize […]