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.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, February 13, 2015
CAIR Welcomes FBI Probe of Chapel Hill Murders
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the FBI's decision to open an investigation into the "execution-style" killings of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., earlier this week. Late today, the FBI...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
CAIR Seeks Motive in Shooting Deaths of 3 North Carolina Muslims
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to address speculation about a possible bias motive for the killing of three young Muslims who were shot in the head yesterday in Chapel...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
CAIR Endorses MuslimARC 'Call for Justice' Open Letter Challenging Racism
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that it has endorsed the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative's (MuslimARC) "Call for Justice" open letter to address and challenge racism within Muslim communities ...
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Friday, February 06, 2015
CAIR Welcomes President Obama's Prayer Breakfast Remarks on Islam, Urges Visit to U.S. Mosque
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed President Obama's remarks yesterday at the National Prayer Breakfast in which he stated that terrorists who "professed to stand up for Islam. . .in fact are betraying...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
CAIR Asks FBI to Withdraw from Texas Event Sponsored by Hate Group, Featuring Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the FBI to withdraw its representative from a February event in Texas sponsored by the anti-Muslim hate group ACT! for America andfeaturing notorious anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist John Guandolo , who claims the CIA director is a...
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Monday, January 19, 2015
CAIR Questions Presidential Hopeful Jindal's Repetition of Discredited Muslim 'No-Go Zone' Claim
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today questioned why Louisiana Governor and presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal would repeat the now-discredited and universally mocked claim that Muslims in Europe have set up so-...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
CAIR Files Brief Challenging Texas Ban on Inmate-Led Religious Gatherings
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that it has filed an amicus ("friend of the court") brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which is considering whether the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's (TDCJ) policy requiring direct...
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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
U.S. Muslims Condemn Paris Terror Attack, Defend Free Speech
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a shooting attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and repeated its defense of freedom of speech. Twelve people were killed today in the...
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
CAIR to Join Call for Probe of 'Excessive' Police Action Targeting Santa Clara Muslim
On Tuesday, December 23, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), along with Daniel Mayfield of Carpenter & Mayfield, will hold a press conference to call for an independent investigation into allegations of excessive actions used by police...
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
CAIR Seeks 'Accountability' Following Release of Senate Torture Report
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said a long-awaited report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's use of torture in the years following the 9/11 terror attacks should prompt "accountability,"...
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