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2014-03-31 12:21:54

Incident part of nationwide trend of Muslim religious leaders being forcibly removed from flights SEATTLE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 1, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA), along with a group of pastors, rabbis, imams, and labor leaders, will hold a news conference to ask Delta Air Lines and the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate the apparently bias-motivated removal earlier this month of...

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 20:20:06

Ruling allows CAIR lawsuit on behalf of Muslim traveler to go forward WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded a ruling by a federal judge in Virginia that said placement on the government's no-fly list "transforms a person into a second class citizen, or worse." That 32-page opinion, filed today, allows CAIR's lawsuit against the...

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...

2013-10-25 12:23:31

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism of a Delaware mosque as a possible hate crime. [NOTE: CAIR-Philadelphia will hold a noon news conference at the mosque on Monday, October 28. WHERE: Islamic Society of Delaware, 28 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia, 215-592-0509,...

2013-10-01 12:21:29

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of American Muslims will soon travel to take part in religious observances associated with the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, taking place in mid-October. SEE: Hajj Information http://www.hajinformation.com/main/f.htm Because of past concerns about "flying while Muslim" airport profiling incidents, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today urged American Muslims taking part in this year's pilgrimage to Mecca...

2013-09-19 12:26:06

Muslim civil rights group identifies 37 organizations dedicated to promoting anti-Islam prejudice WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today released a report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," which reveals that anti-Islam groups received more than $119 million in funding between 2008 and 2011. The new report by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic...

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...