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, September 01, 2015
82 Groups Ask DOJ to Address Illegality of ‘Muslim-Free Zone’ Businesses
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that a coalition of 82 civil liberties, human rights, immigrant rights, faith, and cultural organizations (see list of signatories below) sent a letter to Attorney...
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Friday, August 28, 2015
CAIR-Cleveland Joins Other Civil Rights Groups in Release of Open Letter on Community Police Commission
The Cleveland branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair and Just Cleveland , and the Cleveland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild today released an open letter outlining issues that must be resolved to better ensure that...
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Monday, August 24, 2015
CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Vandalism Targeting Nebraska Mosque
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 Nebraska mosque as a possible hate crime. CAIR also called for stepped-up police...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
CAIR Urges Repudiation of 'Reckless' Anti-Muslim Proposals by Rand Paul, Wesley Clarke, Franklin Graham
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged national political and religious leaders to repudiate the "reckless" immigration and internment camp proposals made recently by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), former NATO...
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Monday, July 06, 2015
CAIR Seeks Federal Investigation of Maryland Teacher's Anti-Muslim Statements
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it has asked the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to investigate an incident at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Md., in which a teacher...
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Monday, June 22, 2015
CAIR Asks Chinese President to End Denial of Religious Freedom for Uyghur Muslims
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged the People's Republic of China to end all state-sanctioned denial of religious freedoms targeting Muslims in that nation's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region . Ramadan...
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Thursday, May 07, 2015
CAIR Welcomes Ruling that NSA Phone Surveillance Program is Illegal
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a ruling by a federal appeals court that the National Security Agency's (NSA) 'dragnet' collection of Americans' phone records is illegal under the USA Patriot Act's...
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Monday, May 04, 2015
CAIR Condemns Attack on Anti-Islam Event in Texas
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an attack Sunday on an anti-Islam event in Texas. In a statement, CAIR said: "We condemn yesterday's attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, without...
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Friday, April 17, 2015
CAIR: Arizona Muslim, Interfaith Leaders Condemn Harassment of Mosque Worshipers
The Islamic Community Center of Tempe , the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) and a coalition of Arizona interfaith leaders today condemned a series of Islamophobic protests targeting worshipers at the mosque. [ MEDIA ADVISORY: The Islamic Community Center of...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
CAIR-NY Calls on Brooklyn College to Protect Muslim, Arab Students After Appearance by Hate Group Leader
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today called on Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, N.Y., to take measures to ensure the safety of Muslim and Arab-American students after a scheduled April 22 appearance by anti-Muslim hate group leader Pamela Geller . [ ACTION...
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