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2011-10-26 15:52:00

Department reportedly opened secret files on anyone who changed or adopted Muslim names WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on what the Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization said is the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) "apparently unrestrained and unconstitutional multi-state monitoring and surveillance of law-abiding American...

2011-10-20 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization said today that freedom and justice can now flourish in Libya following the death of that nation's long-time dictator. In a statement, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said: "We welcome this historic opportunity for the Libyan people to establish a political system based on freedom and justice for all of that nation's citizens. We urge...

2011-10-18 11:43:00

Muslim civil rights group asks school, DOD to accommodate religious rights WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is calling on a Tennessee school district and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to change a policy being used to effectively bar a Muslim student in that state from participating in a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) class because she wears an Islamic head scarf, or hijab. The...

2011-10-17 16:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today decried what it called a "slap on the wrist" for a Maryland man who allegedly took part in a bias-motivated assault on a Virginia Muslim limousine driver earlier this year. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) expressed concern that the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County Maryland today agreed not to prosecute...

2011-10-14 18:42:00

Limo driver allegedly called 'jihadist,' assaulted, threatened with death WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has called on the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County Maryland to bring hate crime charges against a Prince Frederick man scheduled to go to trial on Monday, October 17, for allegedly assaulting a Virginia Muslim limousine driver. The Washington-based Council on...

2011-10-13 13:38:00

Muslim civil rights group welcomes action, urges further disciplinary steps WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to take action against an agency official in Montana who forwarded an Islamophobic email to a Muslim attorney. [BREAKING NEWS: In a similar case, a veteran officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Chicago is being...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

Research by Hotels Group across ten popular travel websites finds 7ujuzat.com to have the most available hotels this Eid (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 Planning your Eid Al-Fitr, Hajj, Omrah or just weekend vacation with an overnight hotel stay can be hindered by not finding any available hotel rooms especially over Eid. Many hotel reservation websites offer hotels, packages and special deals for Eid, Hajj and Omrah, but how many actually have available rooms for the most important date on the...

2011-10-06 11:13:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Later today, a representative of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) will testify at a (1 p.m.) city council oversight hearing on the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) anti-terrorism tactics and security initiatives. WHAT: CAIR Rep to Testify on NYPD Surveillance of MuslimsWHEN: Thursday, October 6, 1 p.m.WHERE: New York City HallCONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Manager Cyrus McGoldrick,...

2011-10-05 14:57:00

Muslim civil rights group calls for 'top to bottom' reform of government training on Islam WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today call for "top to bottom" reform of reportedly biased government training on the topic of Islam. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued that call following new revelations of biased training by a government official -- this time an intelligence...

2011-09-27 09:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radical Islam is pursuing the souls of African American men. S.O.S Saving Our Sons: Confronting the Lure of Islam with Truth, Faith and Courage (Imani Books) urges the African American community to wake up and take action now. Consider these facts: Whether in their neighborhoods or prisons, African-American men are 150% more likely to convert to Islam than other Americans. One-third of African American men in prison convert to Islam during...