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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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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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
CAIR Reminds Gingrich that All Faiths are Equal in America
A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization tonight called on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and other GOP representatives to reaffirm their support of an American republic that treats citizens of all faiths as equals. Gingrich today told a South Carolina town hall that he would only support a Muslim for the presidency if that person would "commit in public to give up Sharia."
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