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2014-03-22 00:21:39

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Los Angeles-Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) tonight welcomed the decision by ABC Family channel to cancel plans to produce a pilot for a new series called "Alice in Arabia." According to Variety: "Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family's 'Alice in Arabia' and requested a...

2014-03-19 16:22:17

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Los Angeles-Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) said today that it has asked ABC Family Channel to meet with Muslim and Arab-American community leaders to discuss concerns about potential stereotyping in the pilot for a new series called "Alice in Arabia." [NOTE: Also today, CAIR's Minnesota chapter condemned a Nazi-themed party held at a Minneapolis restaurant. SEE:...

2014-01-22 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed an updated Pentagon policy on religious accommodation for military personnel. The updated policy, effective today, changes rules governing religious accommodations that include beards, turbans and other religious symbols. Under the new policy, the military will make every effort to accommodate...

2013-11-13 12:24:55

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the growing call by Native American groups and others concerned about derogatory team nicknames and mascots in calling on the Washington "Redskins" to change its name. SEE: Oneida Indian Nation 'Change the Mascot' Campaign http://www.changethemascot.org/press/ CAIR issued that request as President...

2013-09-17 16:21:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 19, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to release its groundbreaking report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012." [NOTE: The previously-scheduled release of the report was delayed due to Monday's fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard near the Muslim civil rights organization's Capitol Hill...

2013-09-16 16:23:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tuesday release of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012," will be delayed until further notice due to the fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard near the civil rights organization's Capitol Hill headquarters. CAIR had scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to release the report. That news conference has been...

2013-08-21 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a commentary by its National Executive Director Nihad Awad, titled "Muslims Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington." CAIR distributed the column below through ISLAM-OPED, a syndication service designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered free-of-charge to one media...

2013-08-15 20:21:32

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), today issued a video appeal in Arabic calling for the release of Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, who has been missing and presumed kidnapped in Syria. Video: CAIR Appeal for Release of Father Paolo Dall'Oglio http://tinyurl.com/mq6rwtq In his video appeal, Awad said: (Translation from the Arabic.) "May God's peace, mercy and blessings be upon...

2013-06-05 16:22:16

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded federal officials who were heckled last night in Tennessee by an anti-Muslim "mob." At an event sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council, a large group of protesters heckled and interrupted speeches by Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and by Kenneth Moore, FBI special...

2013-05-31 12:22:29

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that it has joined with Oregon attorney Thomas H. Nelson in filing a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a Muslim former resident of that state who claims he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the behest of the FBI and State Department. SEE: American Muslim Sues FBI, Saying He was Tortured at Their...