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2012-03-29 14:21:30

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today thanked a prominent New York law firm for its decision to cancel an event featuring Robert Spencer, the leader of one of the nation's most extreme anti-Islam hate groups. Earlier today, CAIR expressed concerns about the April 18 event at the law offices of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Kramer Levin) in New York City. The event, sponsored by the right-wing Middle East Forum...

2012-03-29 10:23:52

Civil rights organization asks firm to balance event by inviting Muslim speaker NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed concern that a prominent New York law firm is scheduled to host Robert Spencer, the leader of one of the nation's most extreme anti-Islam hate groups. On April 18, Spencer will give a talk titled "Did Muhammad Exist?" at the law offices of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Kramer Levin)...

2012-03-28 06:24:12

Revelations of intelligence gathering by FBI at 'outreach' events prompts policy suggestions WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered mosques and other Muslim institutions a model "Law Enforcement Engagement Policy." The policy comes in the wake of revelations by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that FBI agents have gathered intelligence on constitutionally-protected activities at mosques during...

2012-03-27 02:25:12

Representative of the government of Iraq will take part in service SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 27, the San Diego Muslim community will hold a memorial service for Shaima Alawadi, the 32-year-old Muslim woman who was beaten to death last week in her El Cajon home. A representative of the government of Iraq will take part in today's service. Video: Police Probe Beating Death of Calif. Muslim Woman...

2012-03-22 06:23:27

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today joined the nationwide call for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager allegedly shot by a neighborhood watch captain on February 26. Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said in a statement: "CAIR and the American Muslim community join with all those who...

2012-03-09 12:13:00

Muslim civil rights group asks White House to address 'blatant' religious profiling WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today again called on the Obama administration to address new revelations that the New York Police Department (NYPD) kept secret files on businesses solely because they were owned by Muslims. CAIR urged the president to speak out against the NYPD's blatant use of religious profiling. According to...

2012-03-08 16:18:00

Meetings part of group's 6th annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Days WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, representatives from more than 20 chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) met with elected officials and staff at 113 congressional offices for the Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization's 6th annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Days. CAIR chapter representatives met Monday and Tuesday with officials at 66 Democratic, one...

2012-03-07 11:44:00

Scheduled speaker claims President Obama is Muslim, Muslims worship devil OKLAHOMA CITY, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today called on a church in that state to drop its anti-Islam agenda, citing the Islamophobic views of a church speaker who claims that President Barack Obama is an undercover Saudi Arabian "Muslim plant" in the White House. The keynote speaker of tonight's event at Fairview...

2012-03-07 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT500 kids ages 8-12 from the Boys & Girls Club (Venice Chapter in LA), will have the rare experience of being coached through basketball drills led by former professional athletes who are being inducted into the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor on March 10, 2012. WHOThese professional athletes are among some of the Pac-12 basketball greats who will be on-hand to demonstrate the basics of shooting, dribbling and passing, and share their...

2012-03-05 16:09:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) announced today that a lawmaker in that state's legislature will drop a proposed "anti-Sharia" bill written using a template provided by an anti-Islam extremist. That announcement came following a news conference CAIR-MN held earlier today with interfaith leaders to challenge the threat to religious freedom posed by the bill. [CAIR Staff Attorney Gadeir...