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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...

2014-06-13 08:22:52

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Modesto Marini, founder and owner of Marini's on 57 today celebrated the second anniversary of his iconic bar, restaurant and lounge's Sunset Hours by launching a music album produced by the legendary Jose Padilla, making it the first ever premium dining and entertainment brand to do so in Asia, joining the ranks of other iconic brands such as Cafe Del Mar, Pacha and Hotel Costes....

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...

2014-03-19 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:...

2014-03-12 20:23:50

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten* major national American Muslim organizations held a news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society. [SEE: http://uscmo.org/ ] The new national council's first priority will be to build...

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...


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