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2012-01-19 10:00:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique support program is being launched by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at St. Joseph's Hospital's Barrow Neurological Institute for Hispanic Parkinson's disease patients. Hispanics are the ethnic minority most impacted by Parkinson's in the United States. Beginning this month, the community health volunteer project called the Muhammad Ali Promotores Program will send specially trained volunteers to patients' homes to teach them and...

2012-01-18 11:33:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today called on the FBI to assist local law enforcement authorities who are investigating the cause of a fire at a Muslim family's home in that state. CAIR-Ohio said local investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire on Monday in Hilliard, Ohio. The property had been vandalized with anti-Muslim graffiti at least twice, including an incident...

2012-01-12 12:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned remarks by Pamela Geller, the leader of an anti-Muslim hate group and a frequent speaker at Tea Party events, applauding the alleged desecration of Afghan corpses by U.S. Marines. On her hate blog, Geller wrote in response to CAIR's condemnation of the desecration: "I love these Marines. Perhaps this is the infidel interpretation of the Islamic ritual of washing and preparing...

2012-01-10 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upholding a lower court's decision to block implementation of an Oklahoma state constitutional amendment that would prohibit courts from applying -- or even considering -- "Sharia law" and "international law." CAIR: Court Upholds Stay of Oklahoma Ban on Islamic Law (AP)http://newsok.com/article/3639122 In response...

2012-01-02 07:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned a firebomb attack on a New York mosque that occurred while worshippers were inside and urged Muslim institutions and local police to step up security measures. The firebombs were thrown late last night at the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center in Queens while up to 80 worshippers were in the mosque. There were no reports of injuries. Two nearby homes were apparently targeted by the...

2011-12-29 14:08:00

Blog contained threats of violence like 'I want [Muslim] blood on my hands' WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that an anti-Muslim Internet hate site that contained a number of threats of violence targeting mosques, including the comment "I want [Muslim] blood on my hands," has been taken down by its hosting company. CAIR said visitors to "Bare Naked Islam," hosted by WordPress.com, now see the...

2011-12-28 15:56:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TLC's groundbreaking series "ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM" on Sunday, January 1st at 10pm ET/PT, explores the lasting impact the tragedy of 9/11 has had on the cast and their community, as they also experience a backlash by some of their fellow Americans because of their faith. This revealing installment is arguably the most nuanced and complex view about the terror attacks from the American Muslim perspective ever seen on television. The episode, The Day the...

2011-12-16 11:38:00

Part of victim's ear bitten off by attacker who questioned his name and national origin HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today called on local law enforcement authorities and the FBI to investigate a possible bias motive for an attack on a Texas Muslim in which a portion of the victim's ear was bitten off. CAIR-Houston said the incident occurred on Wednesday in Tomball, Texas, when the...

2011-12-14 14:53:00

Assailant allegedly said 'f*** Osama Bin Laden' during beating WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for federal hate crime charges to be filed against a man who allegedly said "f*** Osama Bin Laden" during an attack on a Wisconsin man of Moroccan heritage. A police report on the Wednesday morning attack in Madison, Wisc., indicates that the 40-year-old victim was taken to a hospital with head injuries...

2011-12-08 15:34:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization said today that advertisers are being pressured by anti-Muslim bigots to drop spots on The Learning Channel's (TLC) new reality series "All-American Muslim." SEE: American Companies Accused of Joining the All-American Anti-Muslim Bandwagon http://tinyurl.com/6lt76ya The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the calls for an advertiser boycott...