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2013-09-16 16:23:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tuesday release of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012," will be delayed until further notice due to the fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard near the civil rights organization's Capitol Hill headquarters. CAIR had scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to release the report. That news conference has been...

2013-09-13 16:23:28

New report will detail groups focused on promoting anti-Islam prejudice and the money available to them WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 17, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a press conference to release a groundbreaking report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012." WHAT: CAIR to Release Report on U.S. Islamophobia Network and Its Impact on the United States WHEN:...

2013-08-21 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a commentary by its National Executive Director Nihad Awad, titled "Muslims Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington." CAIR distributed the column below through ISLAM-OPED, a syndication service designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered free-of-charge to one media...

2013-08-15 20:21:32

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), today issued a video appeal in Arabic calling for the release of Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, who has been missing and presumed kidnapped in Syria. Video: CAIR Appeal for Release of Father Paolo Dall'Oglio http://tinyurl.com/mq6rwtq In his video appeal, Awad said: (Translation from the Arabic.) "May God's peace, mercy and blessings be upon...

2013-08-15 12:26:52

CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called on Illinois law enforcement authorities to drop Sam Kharoba, a notorious anti-Muslim bigot, as a counterterrorism trainer. CAIR-Chicago asserts that Kharoba's training materials on Islam are riddled with inaccuracies, sweeping generalizations and stereotypes, that he is unqualified as a subject matter expert on either Islam or countering...

2013-07-23 12:25:48

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on federal law enforcement authorities to investigate phone threats targeting a mosque in that state. The bomb squad was called to the Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khorasan Charitable Trust Mosque in Englewood, N.J., on Sunday after the facility received a series of threatening calls. The squad searched the mosque for explosives but turned up...

2013-06-05 16:22:16

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded federal officials who were heckled last night in Tennessee by an anti-Muslim "mob." At an event sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council, a large group of protesters heckled and interrupted speeches by Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and by Kenneth Moore, FBI special...

2013-05-31 12:22:29

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that it has joined with Oregon attorney Thomas H. Nelson in filing a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a Muslim former resident of that state who claims he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the behest of the FBI and State Department. SEE: American Muslim Sues FBI, Saying He was Tortured at Their...

2013-05-23 12:25:29

'Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety' produced in response to bias attacks WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today it is distributing new safety and security guidelines to mosques and other Islamic institutions nationwide. VIEW: Front Cover of 'Best Practices for Mosque and Community...

2013-05-07 16:27:23

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a brutal attack on an elderly Sikh man in that state. CAIR-SV said 82-year old Plara Singh was beaten with an iron bar after he left a Sikh temple in Fresno, Calif., Sunday morning. He remains hospitalized in serious condition. SEE: Elderly Sikh Man Brutally...