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2012-05-16 22:20:37

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The prominent human rights organization American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and its Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) program, along with Former Muslims United (FMU) will be hosting the first-ever "Summer Night for Human Rights" Town Hall dedicated to defending the freedom of conscience. Dedicated to Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death in Iran for leaving Islam, the Summer Night for Human Rights will feature...

2012-05-10 10:20:31

Training suggested destroying Mecca and Medina using 'Hiroshima' tactics WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to dismiss the instructor who taught fellow officers that only a "total war" on Islam would protect America, that they should use "Hiroshima" tactics, target civilian populations, and abandon the Geneva Conventions. The Washington-based Council on...

2012-05-08 10:24:26

CHICAGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism advocacy hits home for Ahmad Islam, one of the city's top business leaders. Islam, co-founder and managing partner of Chicago-based marketing agency, commonground, and Chicago Autism Speaks board member, is the father of nine-year-old Gabriel, who was diagnosed with autism five years ago. Islam is rallying support from colleagues, friends, family and his professional network to participate in the 9th annual Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks event....

2012-04-26 02:24:54

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the opening of its first US Flagship Boutique in New York City - the largest of its kind worldwide. IWC marked this new milestone with the launch of the Big Pilot's Watch Edition Muhammad Ali - limited to 250 pieces and designated as a US exclusive. The glamorous event at Manhattan's new Madison Avenue hotspot attracted high-profile guests, including actor Matthew Fox...

2012-04-24 10:23:25

Hate mail author uses racial slurs, has 'no problem killing Muslims' WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on state law enforcement authorities and the FBI to investigate threatening letters sent to a number of North Carolina mosques as possible hate crimes. CAIR said the Islamic Center of Charlotte, N.C., and other mosques in that state received hate letters filled with racial slurs and stating the author has...

2012-03-29 14:21:30

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today thanked a prominent New York law firm for its decision to cancel an event featuring Robert Spencer, the leader of one of the nation's most extreme anti-Islam hate groups. Earlier today, CAIR expressed concerns about the April 18 event at the law offices of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Kramer Levin) in New York City. The event, sponsored by the right-wing Middle East Forum...

2012-03-29 10:23:52

Civil rights organization asks firm to balance event by inviting Muslim speaker NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed concern that a prominent New York law firm is scheduled to host Robert Spencer, the leader of one of the nation's most extreme anti-Islam hate groups. On April 18, Spencer will give a talk titled "Did Muhammad Exist?" at the law offices of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Kramer Levin)...

2012-03-28 06:24:12

Revelations of intelligence gathering by FBI at 'outreach' events prompts policy suggestions WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered mosques and other Muslim institutions a model "Law Enforcement Engagement Policy." The policy comes in the wake of revelations by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that FBI agents have gathered intelligence on constitutionally-protected activities at mosques during...

2012-03-27 02:25:12

Representative of the government of Iraq will take part in service SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 27, the San Diego Muslim community will hold a memorial service for Shaima Alawadi, the 32-year-old Muslim woman who was beaten to death last week in her El Cajon home. A representative of the government of Iraq will take part in today's service. Video: Police Probe Beating Death of Calif. Muslim Woman...

2012-03-22 06:23:27

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today joined the nationwide call for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager allegedly shot by a neighborhood watch captain on February 26. Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said in a statement: "CAIR and the American Muslim community join with all those who...