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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Thursday, September 01, 2016
CAIR: Civil liberties and Human Services Groups Raise Concerns About DHS Countering Violent Extremism Grants
A coalition of civil liberties and human services organizations today announced that it has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson outlining concerns about DHS's Fiscal Year 2016 Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program. SEE: Coalition Letter Regarding...
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Friday, August 19, 2016
CAIR: Muslim, Sikh Groups to Launch 'Twitterstorm' Urging FIBA to Drop Hijab Ban
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join with MPower Change and the The Sikh Coalition to launch a "Twitterstorm" urging the Switzerland-based International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to permanently lift the ban on athletes wearing religious attire when it issues a final...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
CAIR-GA: Muslim Advocacy Group Announces Outreach Initiative to Georgia's Political Activists, Including Conservatives
The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today announced the launch of an outreach initiative designed to reduce Islamophobia by educating political activists, particularly conservatives, about mainstream Muslim beliefs and practices. "During the 2000 presidential...
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Monday, August 15, 2016
CAIR: Funeral Prayers Today for Slain NY Imam and Associate
Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a community news conference prior to funeral prayers for a New York imam (religious leader) and his associate shot and killed on Saturday. [ MEDIA NOTE:...
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
CAIR Urges Reformed Baltimore Policing Practices After DOJ Probe Reveals Extensive Civil Rights Violations
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for comprehensive reforms by the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) after the U.S. Department of Justice released a report revealing unconstitutional policing practices...
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
CAIR Calls on FIBA to Permanently Lift Basketball Hijab Ban
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Switzerland-based International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to permanently lift the ban on Muslim women athletes wearing Islamic head scarves (hijab) when it...
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
CAIR-Florida Launches Statewide Voter Engagement Campaign: www.Muslims.Vote
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today launched a statewide #CAIR2Vote Muslim voter engagement campaign - at www.Muslims.Vote - that seeks to promote civic engagement, voter...
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Monday, August 01, 2016
CAIR Demands Apology from Donald Trump for Disparagement of Muslim Gold Star Family
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today demanded that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apologize for disparaging the parents of a Muslim who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. [ NOTE : CAIR...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
CAIR: Muslims to Urge Dems to Focus on Civil Rights, Refugees, Policing Reforms at Philadelphia Convention
On Monday, July 25 , the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference with local Muslim and interfaith leaders near the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to urge convention attendees to focus on...
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Friday, July 15, 2016
CAIR Condemns Terror Attack in France, Newt Gingrich’s Call to ‘Test’ and Deport American Muslims
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the terror attack in France that killed at least 80 people, and also condemned a suggestion by Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who responded to the attack by...
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