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2013-01-21 12:22:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a commentary by its National Executive Director Nihad Awad, titled "American Muslims are Indebted to Dr. King," to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 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...

2013-01-18 16:21:39

Annual event designed to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 21, some 400 Washington state Muslims are scheduled to meet with dozens of their elected representatives as part of the annual "Washington State Muslim Lobby Day." [NOTE: Also on January 21, CAIR will hold an Inauguration Day Open House from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Capitol Hill headquarters (453 New Jersey Avenue SE) in Washington, D.C. To RSVP...

2013-01-04 12:22:36

8 tips came in within one hour of CAIR reward offer TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today welcomed the arrest of 25-year-old Daniel P. Quinnell, a suspect in the apparently bias-motivated shooting of a man outside a Walmart in Lutz, Fla., on Wednesday. The alleged victim and a female companion were walking to their car in the Walmart parking lot when a man approached them and asked the man...

2013-01-03 12:23:40

Term 'currently used in an almost exclusively pejorative context' WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a commentary urging media outlets to drop the term "Islamist" because it is "currently used in an almost exclusively pejorative context." CAIR distributed the column below, titled "Media Urged to Drop Term 'Islamist' in New Year," through ISLAM-OPED, a syndication service designed to offer an American...

2013-01-02 12:21:57

Shooter reportedly objected to man being in company of 'white' woman TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on the FBI to investigate a shooting attack in which the alleged perpetrator objected to a man perceived as "Middle Eastern" being in the company of a "white" woman. CAIR-FL said the two people attacked in the incident were harassed with racial slurs as they were leaving a local...

2012-12-28 20:20:24

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A representative of the Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) today joined members from Al Hedaya Islamic Center and other representatives of the interfaith community in Newtown, Conn., to mark the two-week anniversary of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Several dozen people gathered to remember the victims of the senseless shootings and to offer spiritual support to the loved...

2012-12-12 16:20:49

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, December 13, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a news conference in Oklahoma City to call for an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) into alleged FBI harassment of Muslim Air Force veteran Saadiq Long, who recently returned to the United States after being placed on a no-fly list while overseas. Long alleges that since his return to Oklahoma, he and his...

2012-12-04 16:25:25

Coalition to announce full-page ad inviting better GOP-Muslim relations WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 5, a coalition of American Muslim organizations will hold a noon news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to call on the Republican Party to reassess and improve its relationship with U.S. Muslims. WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, Noon WHERE: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 529...

2012-11-30 16:21:13

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today urged President Obama to "stay on the right side of history" by supporting yesterday's United Nations vote granting Palestine the status of a non-member observer state. In a letter to the president, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part: "As a nation, we have historically supported the right of...

2012-11-21 12:22:54

Holiday message stresses need to give thanks each day, give to those in need WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a video message and editorial marking tomorrow's Thanksgiving holiday and stressing the religious obligation to give thanks each day of the year and to share with those in need. CAIR distributed the editorial below, titled "Give Thanks and Give to Those in Need," through ISLAM-OPED, a...