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2014-09-16 16:25:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded a decision by the Switzerland-based International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to drop its ban on Islamic headscarves, or hijabs, worn by athletes. CAIR, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, had requested that policy change and had been working with two American Muslim basketball players who were being impacted by the hijab ban. [NOTE:...

2014-07-07 16:26:05

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today expressed concern about new revelations of the overbroad surveillance authority granted to the National Security Agency (NSA) and other intelligence agencies. CAIR noted that, based on the experience of American Muslim communities in the last decade, such surveillance can significantly undermine legitimate...

2014-06-24 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a ruling by a federal judge in Oregon that those placed on the government's so-called "no-fly list" are being denied their constitutional right to due process. U.S. District Judge Anna Brown, ruling in a lawsuit filed by 13 American Muslims who were prevented from flying through U.S. airspace, ordered...

2014-06-18 16:24:29

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded a decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the trademark registration of the Washington "Redskins" football team because the use of the ethnic slur is "disparaging to Native Americans." SEE: U.S. Patent Office Cancels Redskins Trademark Registration, Says Name is...

2014-06-11 12:26:35

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the launch of a campaign promoting interfaith unity to counter anti-Islam ads placed on Washington, D.C., area buses by a hate group led by Pamela Geller. Video: CAIR D.C. Bus Ad Promoting Interfaith Unity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS6rtDqG1eI Muslim and Anti-Muslim Bus Ads Battle Heads to Round 3...

2014-06-10 12:27:39

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of a campaign with an inclusive message to counter anti-Islam ads placed on area buses by a hate group led by Pamela Geller. Christian and Jewish interfaith leaders will participate in the...

2014-05-22 16:21:14

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marked the upcoming Memorial Day holiday with the release of a video featuring American Muslim veterans expressing pride in serving their nation through military service and sacrifice. In the 44-second video, three CAIR representatives describe their service in the Army and Navy: "My name is Dawud Walid. I'm...

2014-05-15 16:25:46

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it will offer a free copy of Islam's holy text, the Quran, to anyone who wishes to verify the inaccuracy of a new anti-Muslim bus advertisement in Washington, D.C. [NOTE: Also today, CAIR reiterated its rejection of state intervention in personal religious matters after a Sudanese court reportedly...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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