Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
CAIR Report Shows 2017 on Track to Becoming One of Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes
Yesterday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization released an update on anti-Muslim incidents in the second quarter (April-June) of 2017. CAIR’s quarterly report indicates that the number of hate crimes in the first half...
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Monday, May 01, 2017
CAIR Urges Trump Administration Not to Appoint Wisc. Sheriff Who Supported 'Patrols' in Muslim Neighborhoods to DHS Post
The Council on American-Islamic relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged the Trump administration not to appoint Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. to a post with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Sources say Clarke...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Racist, Islamophobic Letter with 'Foreign Substance' on Quran Page Sent to CAIR's DC Headquarters
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today that its Washington, D.C., headquarters has received a racist, Islamophobic letter sent from Michigan portraying former President Obama as a monkey and containing a page...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
CAIR Offers Condolences on Death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam
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 Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the nation’s first female Muslim judge and the first African-American woman to serve on New York...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probes of Anti-Muslim Incidents in Wisconsin, Texas
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslims civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for hate crime investigations of apparently bias-motivated incidents targeting Muslims in Wisconsin and Texas. CAIR said the incidents are part of “almost daily”...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
CAIR-Florida Welcomes Orlando Mayor's 'Muslim Women's Day' Proclamation
The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the City of Orlando Mayor's Proclamation of March 27th as "Muslim Women's Day." In the proclamation, Mayor Buddy Dyer recognized that, "Muslim...
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
CAIR Calls on White House to Cancel Meeting with Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on White House officials to cancel a reported meeting with anti-Muslim hate group leader Brigitte Gabriel . Late yesterday, Gabriel tweeted: "In D.C, preparing for my...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
CAIR Welcomes Arrest in Arson Attack on Texas Mosque
The Texas office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas) today welcomed an arrest of a man suspected of setting fire to the Islamic Center of Victoria in Victoria, Texas, in January. CAIR-Texas said the suspect, Marq Vincent Perez, 25, has "an apparent hatred of Muslims" and is...
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Friday, February 24, 2017
CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Fire Targeting Florida Mosque
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set a fire overnight at a mosque in that state. PRESS CONFERENCE: WHAT: CAIR-Florida, Daarus Salaam Mosque...
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Thursday, February 09, 2017
CAIR-MI Asks Anyone with Info on U of M Anti-Muslim Incident to Contact Police
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today asked anyone with information about a recent hate incident targeting Muslim students on the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor campus to contact law enforcement authorities. Earlier this week, students discovered that...
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