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2012-09-10 14:23:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the second in a series of Islamophobe profiles documenting the individuals and organizations involved in spreading anti-Muslim bias in the United States. This profile examines Pamela Geller, the "caustic mouthpiece" of the Islamophobia movement. She was cited today in an exclusive report by Reuters news agency exposing the American anti-Islam groups that support the extremist...

2012-09-04 10:24:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today said that this year's Democratic National Convention (DNC) will host a record number of American Muslim delegates representing some 20 states. Photo: Muslim Delegates at the 2012 DNChttp://tinyurl.com/8u96oft CAIR said recent estimates place the number of Muslim delegates at more than 100, up from 43 Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the 2008 Democratic convention, and 25 at the...

2012-08-22 10:23:58

Muslim civil rights group announces partnership with American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee to empower voters WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released a Muslim voter registration toolkit and state-specific voting guides as part of its ongoing campaign to empower Muslims and increase their political capacity and presence in the 2012 elections. CAIR also announced the formation of a national partnership with...

2012-08-22 06:22:21

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and its ongoing political coverage "Democalypse 2012," is literally heating up as the entire staff heads to Tampa next week to broadcast a week of shows during the Republican National Convention titled, "RNC 2012: The Road to Jeb Bush 2016" airing nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Tuesday, August 28 through Friday, August 31. "RNC 2012: The Road to Jeb Bush 2016" coverage of the 2012 RNC is taping at the Straz Center...

2012-08-13 10:24:16

Head of Muslim civil rights group concludes tour of communities targeted by hate WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has concluded a multi-state tour of communities targeted by hate with a visit to the Sikh temple in Wisconsin at which six worshipers were gunned down by a white supremacist. SEE: Photo of Nihad Awad at Sikh Temple in Wisconsinhttp://tinyurl.com/9mv2d9j...

2012-08-13 02:24:34

Muslim civil rights group calls for FBI hate crime probe OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a paintball attack on an Oklahoma mosque as a hate crime. CAIR-OK said vandals fired numerous paintballs at the doors of the Grand Mosque of Oklahoma City early Sunday and then fled the scene. The attack, which the mosque's...

2012-08-10 06:21:37

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA) chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) urging it to investigate an incident targeting Muslims as a federal hate crime. CAIR-LA said three pig legs were left at the planned mosque site of Al-Nur Islamic Center in Ontario, Calif. Worshipers told CAIR-LA that the pig legs were thrown on the site's driveways just before...

2012-08-09 06:25:42

Muslim rights group questions why candidate willing to hold private meeting with anti-Muslim extremist WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to clarify his decision to meet privately with a key figure in the Islamophobia movement, retired Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin. SEE: Romney Met with Anti-Muslim Activist, Backers of Bachmann Witch...

2012-08-08 06:22:24

Muslim civil rights group to hold news conference at site of Islamic Society of Joplin WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Joplin, Mo., church will host an interfaith "iftar," or Ramadan fast-breaking meal, tonight for the congregation of the Islamic Society of Joplin, which was destroyed by a suspicious fire on Monday. Also today, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference at the site of the burned mosque to call...

2012-08-07 10:25:02

Video captures vandal smashing sign outside Rhode Island mosque WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today issued a community safety advisory for American mosques following another incident targeting an Islamic house of worship, this time in Rhode Island. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Muslims in North Smithfield, R.I., have asked for extra police protection after the sign for Masjid...