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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Monday, April 13, 2015
CAIR-OK Seeks Federal Hate Crime Probe of Pork Left at Edmond Mosque
he Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an incident of vandalism targeting a mosque in that state as a possible hate crime. CAIR's national office also called for a similar hate crime...
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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Arab, Muslim and Asian Groups Sue Kerry, Carter Over U.S. Citizens Trapped in Yemen
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seeking...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015
CAIR-Iowa Welcomes Failure of Anti-Islam Bill
The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Iowa) today welcomed the failure of an anti-Muslim bill ( HF 135 ) in that state's legislature. CAIR-Iowa says the bill was one of many so-called “foreign law” bills introduced in state legislatures nationwide in a campaign to...
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Friday, April 03, 2015
CAIR: Reject Efforts to Protect Bias Under Guise Of Religious Liberty
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed its opposition to state-level legislative efforts that appear aimed at protecting bias under the guise of religious liberty. In a statement, CAIR said: "CAIR believes the recent wave of state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA)...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
CAIR Calls for FBI Hate Crime Probe of 'Get Out' Vandalism Targeting Sudanese Refugees in Alaska
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 Sudanese refugees in Anchorage, Ala., as a hate crime. According to media reports,...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CAIR Asks Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz to Drop Appearance at Event Featuring Hate Group Leader
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Sen. Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate, to cancel his scheduled appearance at a conference in New Hampshire later this week because the event is hosted by a group with ties to white supremacists and other speakers include the leader...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
CAIR Urges South Carolina Assembly to Drop Unconstitutional Anti-Islam Law
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on South Carolinians who value constitutional freedom and civil liberties to contact leaders in that state's general assembly to ask for an immediate stop to the consideration of an unconstitutional, anti-Muslim bill . The bill's...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
CAIR Calls on Maine, New Jersey GOP Chairs to Repudiate Prejudiced Comments by Officials
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Republican Party chairs in Maine and New Jersey to repudiate comments made recently by GOP officials in those states that revealed prejudices, including anti-Muslim prejudice. In New Jersey, Union Beach Mayor Paul Smith shared an...
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Friday, March 06, 2015
LA Times Names CAIR's Nihad Awad One of Nation's 'New Civil Rights Leaders'
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today said the Los Angeles Times has named its National Executive Director Nihad Awad as one of the nation's "new civil rights leaders." CAIR was listed along with a number of other civil rights activists "fighting battles old and new" in the...
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
CAIR Asks Tennessee Legislature to Drop Anti-Muslim 'No-Go Zone' Bill
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it is calling on the Tennessee state legislature to drop consideration of an Islamophobic "no-go zone" bill (SB 1040/HB 1141) that "will inevitably be used to vilify the...
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