CAIR Condemns Israeli Massacre of Palestinian Civilians Protesting Embassy Move to Jerusalem

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/14/2018) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the Israeli massacre of dozens of Palestinian civilians protesting both the move of the United States embassy to Jerusalem and the anniversary of the ethnic cleansing from their homes in Palestine. In a statement, CAIR […]

CAIR Condemns Bombing of Texas Church

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 5/11/18) — The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today condemned the package-bombing of Beaumont Episcopal Church. A package left on the steps of the church exploded between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, breaking several windows and without injuring anyone.  “We are very blessed that no one was injured,” the rector, the Rev. […]

CAIR-Georgia Thanks Fulton County for Upgrading Charges Against Sonya King’s Attacker

(ATLANTA, GA, 5/11/2018) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today thanked law enforcement authorities for upgrading the misdemeanor battery charge against Rick Painter to felony charges of false imprisonment and aggravated assault. SEE: Updated Court Docket, State of Georgia vs. Rick Painter Painter was arrested on May 5th and charged with battery after he allegedly […]

CAIR: Record Number of Congressional Meetings on National Muslim Advocacy Day – #MuslimHillDay

Urge Support for H. Res. 869 — Recognizing American Muslims’ History and Contributions to Our Nation (WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/10/2018) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported today that some 400 delegates from 28 states met on Monday and Tuesday with more than 250 elected officials and congressional staffers during the record-breaking fourth annual “National Muslim Advocacy Day” on […]

CAIR-SFBA Demands that SFPD End Atmosphere of Islamophobia, Workplace Harassment

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 5/10/18) — The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, this week demanded that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) take substantial steps to change the prevailing culture of Islamophobia and blatant racism within the police force. In a letter to the […]

CAIR-NJ Attorney Jay Rehman Recognized by New Jersey Governor with Leadership Award

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 5/10/18) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the recognition of Staff Attorney Jay Rehman by Governor Phil Murphy. In a ceremony held on May 8 at Drumthwacket, the governor’s official residence in Princeton, the governor presented Rehman with the 2018 Asian American Pacific Islander […]

CAIR-Georgia: Family to Host Interfaith Memorial for Shukri Ali Said

(ATLANTA, GA, 5/9/2018) — On Saturday, May 12, the family of Shukri Ali Said plans to host an interfaith memorial for her at Ocee Park in Johns Creek. Said, an American citizen of Somalia heritage who suffered from mental illness was shot and killed by law enforcement in Johns Creek on April 28th. Video: CAIR-Georgia Director Says Mental […]

CAIR Offers Condolences on Death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

(BALTIMORE, MD, 5/10/2018) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences to the family and loved ones of Baltimore County Executive and Maryland gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz, who died suddenly early this morning at the age of 60. SEE: Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate dies suddenly “County […]

CAIR-Minnesota Co-Hosting Challenging Islamophobia Conference

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN., 5/9/18) — On Thursday, May 10, 2018, CAIR-Minnesota will co-sponsor the nation’s first Challenging Islamophobia conference at the Hubert H. Humphrey Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. This conference will take a deep dive into the history of Islamophobia and its effects upon society. Break-out sessions will address how Islamophobia affects […]