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, October 13, 2016
CAIR Muslim Voter Survey Indicates 86 Percent Turnout, Support for Hillary Clinton
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a nationwide survey of Muslim voters on the upcoming presidential election indicating a likely high turnout of Muslims at the polls on November 8 –...
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
CAIR Urges Repudiation of Racist, Anti-Muslim Messages Left at Vermont Democratic Party Office
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Vermont's political and religious leaders to repudiate racist and anti-Muslim messages left at a Democratic Party office in that state. An envelope containing images...
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Monday, October 10, 2016
CAIR Calls for Probe of North Carolina School Bus Assault on 7-Year-Old Muslim
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called for an investigation of an alleged assault on a 7-year-old Muslim student in North Carolina as he was riding home on a school bus. The victim, an American citizen of...
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
CAIR-SFBA Files DOT Complaint Against Southwest Airlines for Religious and Racial Profiling
The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today filed a complaint with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings against Southwest Airlines for racial and religious profiling of a Muslim passenger. In its...
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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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