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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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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
CAIR Action Alert: CAIR Releases Toolkit to Help Muslims Introduce Anti-Islamophobia Resolutions in State Legislatures
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to help counter the continued introduction of unconstitutional and discriminatory “anti-Sharia,” “anti-foreign law,” and “anti-Islamic Indoctrination” bills in state legislatures...
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Monday, April 25, 2016
CAIR-NJ Welcomes Resignation of Board of Education Member Who Posted Racist, Anti-Muslim Messages
The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the resignation of Elmwood Park Board of Education member Gladys Gryskiewicz after she reportedly posted a series of racist and Islamophobic messages on her personal Facebook account. CAIR-NJ: Elmwood Park...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
CAIR-LA Assists Jewish Student Penalized for Missing Exam on Religious Holiday
The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today welcomed the decision of a graduate pharmacy school in Los Angeles to allow students to observe their religious holiday without being penalized. CAIR-LA’s legal department recently assisted a Jewish...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
CAIR Slams Cruz’s Comments on ‘Muslim Neighborhoods,’ Trump’s Naming of Islamophobic Adviser
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s call for law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods” and the naming of notorious Islamophobe Walid Phares as one...
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