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2013-05-23 12:25:29

'Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety' produced in response to bias attacks WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today it is distributing new safety and security guidelines to mosques and other Islamic institutions nationwide. VIEW: Front Cover of 'Best Practices for Mosque and Community...

2013-05-07 16:27:23

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a brutal attack on an elderly Sikh man in that state. CAIR-SV said 82-year old Plara Singh was beaten with an iron bar after he left a Sikh temple in Fresno, Calif., Sunday morning. He remains hospitalized in serious condition. SEE: Elderly Sikh Man Brutally...

2013-05-06 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged state and federal law enforcement authorities to bring hate crime charges against two suspects who allegedly verbally and physically assaulted a Muslim student in Boston, Mass. CAIR said the alleged victim, a 23-year-old American citizen of Algerian heritage, was assaulted Saturday evening by the two white males...

2013-05-01 12:25:49

When victim asked 'why are you punching me?' alleged attacker replied, 'You're a [expletive] Muslim.' WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it is seeking hate crime charges for an alleged assault on a Muslim U.S. Army reservist and Iraq veteran reportedly attacked by a passenger who compared him to those who carried out the Boston Marathon...

2013-04-16 16:23:36

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Fox News to sever ties with a contributor who tweeted "Let's kill them [Muslims] all" in response to yesterday's deadly Boston Marathon bombings. CONTACT FOX: (As always, be POLITE and respectful.)http://tinyurl.com/CONTACTFoxNews CAIR, which issued a call for prayers and blood donations for the victims,...

2013-04-15 20:22:06

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, this evening condemned the bomb attacks earlier today on the Boston Marathon that left at least two people dead and many more injured. CAIR urged all Americans to pray for the victims and their families and asked the Boston-area Muslim community to donate blood for those who were wounded. In a statement, CAIR National...

2013-04-05 12:24:14

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said the decision by The Associated Press (AP) to revise its Stylebook reference to the term "Islamist" is a "step in the right direction." Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential Stylebook. That entry read: "Islamist -- Supporter of...

2013-03-07 20:20:11

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) efforts to obtain clarification as to whether the Obama administration believes armed drones could legally be used to attack Americans on U.S. soil. CAIR also acknowledged Attorney General Eric Holder's written response today to Paul's questioning on drone killings, in which Holder...

2013-02-19 16:25:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today deplored the violent depiction of Jesus in a recent NBC "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) skit. According to NBC's description of the skit: "In Quentin Tarantino's new historical revenge thriller, 'DJesus Uncrossed,' Jesus emerges from his tomb and has the Romans on his radar." SEE VIDEO: New Tarantino...

2013-01-31 00:20:54

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (This release was originally drafted and distributed on Jan. 30) -- The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas) said tonight that law enforcement authorities will offer stepped up protection for Muslims taking part in tomorrow's "Texas Muslim Capitol Day" at the state Capitol in Austin following apparent threats made on a notorious anti-Islam hate blog. SEE: Resolution Marking Texas Muslim Capitol...