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2012-05-10 10:20:31

Training suggested destroying Mecca and Medina using 'Hiroshima' tactics WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to dismiss the instructor who taught fellow officers that only a "total war" on Islam would protect America, that they should use "Hiroshima" tactics, target civilian populations, and abandon the Geneva Conventions. The Washington-based Council on...

2012-05-10 06:23:37

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-IA) said today that a proposal to include anti-Islam language in that state's constitution has died in the legislature. CAIR-IA said Iowa's legislature ended its 2012 session last night, forcing the death of HJR14 -- a proposed amendment to Iowa's constitution that would have banned courts from considering "Sharia," or Islamic principles. SEE: House Joint...

2012-05-08 10:24:37

NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aziz Ansari returns to COMEDY CENTRAL in the world television premiere of "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious," airing Sunday, May 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In the special, filmed at The Warner Theatre in Washington DC, Ansari regales the audience with stories about his frustrations with women, the difference between a rock tour and a stand-up tour, and why he'd almost always rather hang out with his friend Brian. He takes viewers on a hilarious journey...

2012-05-02 06:24:31

MIAMI, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) and the South Florida Muslim community met Monday with U.S. Attorney Wilfredo A. Ferrer, Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman Heming and an FBI official to discuss issues of mutual concern, including civil rights and school bullying. The meeting was part of an ongoing outreach effort by the Department of Justice to strengthen relations with the American Muslim...

2012-04-26 14:21:05

Al-Haaj Ghazi Y. Khankan was a pioneer in American Muslim civic engagement WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The board and staff of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered sincere condolences to the family of Al-Haaj Ghazi Y. Khankan, a respected New York Muslim community leader and activist who died today on Long Island. [NOTE: Family and friends will gather at 6 p.m. today at the Islamic Center of Long Island, 835 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury,...

2012-04-25 10:20:13

Muslim civil rights group asks DoD to retrain officers with accurate materials WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today commended the Department of Defense (DoD) for dropping an Islamophobic training course attended by senior officers and for instituting a complete review of training relating to Islam and Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) also called on the DoD to retrain those...

2012-04-24 10:23:25

Hate mail author uses racial slurs, has 'no problem killing Muslims' WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on state law enforcement authorities and the FBI to investigate threatening letters sent to a number of North Carolina mosques as possible hate crimes. CAIR said the Islamic Center of Charlotte, N.C., and other mosques in that state received hate letters filled with racial slurs and stating the author has...

2012-04-23 10:23:13

Muslim civil rights group thanks officials following meeting with community leaders ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) today thanked county and law enforcement officials for agreeing to provide religious accommodation for Muslim women who wear an Islamic headscarf, or "hijab," and are held in the St. Louis County Jail in Clayton, Mo. CAIR-St. Louis made that request for accommodation...

2012-04-12 06:24:35

Zuhdi Jasser lacks commitment to religious rights, claims 'operationally, Islam is not peaceful' WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad national coalition of 64 organizations and individuals today sent a letter to Senators Inouye, McConnell and Durbin expressing "deep concern" at the recent appointment of Zuhdi Jasser to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). SEE: Muslims Call New Religious Freedom Appointee a 'Puppet' for Islam...

2012-04-04 06:24:50

Iowa Statehouse locked down after letter with white powder opened in House chamber WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-IA) today called on the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate a letter with "very threatening" language and containing a mysterious powder that was sent to a Muslim representative in the Iowa House yesterday. The letter, sent to Rep. Ako...