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, 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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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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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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Monday, February 29, 2016
CAIR Monitoring Probe Into Shooting Deaths of 3 Indiana Muslims
CAIR is monitoring the investigation into the shooting deaths of two Muslim men and a Muslim teenager killed Wednesday inside a Fort Wayne, Ind., home. The bodies of 23-year-old Mohamed Taha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Kamel Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Adam Tairab - all of African heritage - were...
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Monday, February 01, 2016
CAIR Releases Results of Muslim Voter Survey Ahead of Primary Elections
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a six-state survey indicating that 73 percent of registered Muslim voters say they will go to the polls in upcoming primary elections and that 67...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
CAIR Reports Apparent Threat to Florida Mosques
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the FBI and state law enforcement authorities to investigate the desecration and attempted vandalism of a Nebraska mosque as a possible hate crime. Officials with...
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Monday, January 11, 2016
CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Kentucky Mosque Vandalism
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism targeting a Kentucky mosque as a possible hate crime. On Friday, when worshipers left...
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Monday, January 04, 2016
CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism, Bacon Left at Florida Mosque
The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) today called for a local, state and federal hate crime investigation of the vandalism and attempted desecration of a mosque in that state, the latest such incident in a recent spike in attacks on Muslim houses of worship...
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