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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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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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
CAIR Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Synagogue
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem that left four worshipers dead, including three Rabbis with American citizenship. In a statement, CAIR said: “We condemn this...
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Friday, October 31, 2014
CAIR-MN to Join Protest of Racist Team Name at 'Redsk*ns'-Vikings Game
On Sunday, November 2, representatives of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join a community-wide protest of the racist team name of the Washington football team. The protest is organized by the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media...
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Monday, August 25, 2014
National Director of Muslim Civil Rights Group Attends Michael Brown Funeral
Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is attending today's funeral for Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Mo...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Broad Coalition Urges 'Full Public Accounting' for Government Surveillance of U.S. Muslim Leaders
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today joined with a broad-based coalition of 45 organizations , led by the ACLU , in http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001hBuo_SncUL4WXOLSy9huM3CP0538dRJGIzlUWlBDK...
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Thursday, February 02, 2012
CAIR Calls for Hearings on NYPD Targeting of Shia Mosques
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today called for hearings in that state's legislature to investigate new revelations that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) initiated a program of spying on Shia mosques without warrants and without any evidence of wrongdoing by worshipers.
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