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, 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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Friday, June 24, 2016
CAIR-NY Calls for Stepped-up Security at Mosques After Hate Incident
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today called for stepped-up security for mosques in that state after another hate incident targeting Muslims in or near Islamic institutions. CAIR-NY says a man faces hate crime charges after he allegedly threatened an imam...
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Monday, June 20, 2016
New CAIR, UC Berkeley Report Reveals Funding, Negative Impact of Islamophobic Groups in America
According to a report released today by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley , 33 Islamophobic groups had access to at least $205 million in total revenue between 2008-2013. The report, titled "Confronting Fear," also presents a four-...
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Monday, June 13, 2016
POSTPONED: Release of CAIR Islamophobia Report Delayed Due to Orlando Massacre
The Tuesday release of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) report “Confronting Fear” will be delayed until further notice due to Sunday’s horrific massacre in Orlando. CAIR had scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to release the report. That news conference has been canceled...
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Friday, June 10, 2016
CAIR Seeks Stepped-Up Protection for NC Mosque After Hate Incident
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to step up patrols in the area of a North Carolina mosque following an incident in which a man was arrested after he reportedly attempted...
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Friday, May 20, 2016
CAIR, AMAC Call for State, Federal Hate Crime Probes of Attack on Tenn. Muslim Woman
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and the Tennessee–based American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged attack yesterday on a Muslim...
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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
CAIR-OK Welcomes Hate Crime Probes of Attack on Gas Station Clerk Called ‘Terrorist’
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today welcomed state and federal hate crime investigations of the stabbing of a Savanna, Okla., gas station clerk who was reportedly called a “terrorist” by the alleged attacker. Larry Johnson allegedly went into the gas...
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