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, 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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Monday, March 02, 2015
CAIR-Houston Issues Community Safety Alert After Possible Threat to Mosque
The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today issued a community safety alert to Houston Muslims after an apparent threat was posted recently on social media promoting a lecture at the Masjid Hamza Islamic center in southwest Houston. The threat stated: "Islam...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
CAIR's 1st Oklahoma Muslim Capitol Day Exceeds Capacity Despite Planned Protests
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) said today that registrations for its first annual "Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol" on Friday have exceeded capacity despite planned anti-Muslim protests being organized on social media. CAIR-OK says it appreciates the...
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Friday, February 20, 2015
CAIR Welcomes DHS Report on Violent Domestic Right-Wing Extremism
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will issue a new intelligence assessment on the threat posed by domestic right-wing violent extremists...
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