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2011-09-20 14:06:00

New revelations show FBI analyst recommends targeting Islam as source of terror WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, September 21, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join a coalition of civil rights and Muslim advocacy groups at a press conference outside FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., to express concerns about persistent reports that agents are trained to view mainstream American Muslims with suspicion and to view the faith of Islam...

2011-09-19 13:05:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today urged American Muslims and other people of conscience to call members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about proposed legislation that singles out American Muslims for additional scrutiny over the threat of violent extremism in the United States. The Senate Committee will continue its consideration of the resolution on Wednesday, September 21,...

2011-09-14 14:46:00

Bias incidents near 10th anniversary include alleged hate crimes in NC, NY, CA WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today expressed concern about a spike in reports of anti-Muslim incidents -- including alleged hate crimes in North Carolina, California and New York -- apparently tied to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) cited...

2011-09-13 16:19:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today expressed concern over Michigan State Representative Dave Agema's (R-Grandville) endorsement of speakers who expressed xenophobic and anti-Muslim views at a hearing and rally at the Michigan State Capital Building today in Lansing. Agema, who sponsored Michigan House Bill No. 4026 Occupational Code Bill, promoted views and statistics on immigration...

2011-09-13 14:28:00

'911 Go Home' spray-painted on outside of Sikh-owned store WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the FBI to investigate an arson fire at a Sikh-owned store in North Carolina as a possible hate crime. (NOTE: Sikh men in beards and turbans are often targeted for discrimination by bigots who mistake them for Muslims.) The alleged perpetrators reportedly spray-painted "911 Go Home" on the outside of the burned...

2011-08-31 12:13:00

DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Radical Islam: What You Need to Know," the latest book by author, educator and cultural apologist, Dr. Jim Denison, is now available at Christian bookstores and major bookseller websites across America. As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist acts approaches, Denison invites Christian readers to download a complimentary daily devotional and prayer guide, "Redeeming 9/11: Building God's Kingdom Today." He also invites readers to share via...

2011-08-23 07:30:00

DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The weekend sentencing of two American hikers to eight years in an Iranian prison on espionage charges should give Americans pause as Tehran's regime - spurred by a radical, apocalyptic theology that insists on Israel's destruction - continues to target the West and America approaches the 10th anniversary of 9/11, says cultural apologist Dr. Jim Denison. In his essay, "U.S. Hikers and Iran's Apocalyptic Leaders," published Monday on the Denison Forum...

2011-08-22 12:40:00

DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The weekend sentencing of two American hikers to eight years in an Iranian prison on espionage charges should give Americans pause as Tehran's regime - spurred by a radical, apocalyptic theology that insists on Israel's destruction - continues to target the West and America approaches the 10th anniversary of 9/11, says cultural apologist Dr. Jim Denison. In his essay, "U.S. Hikers and Iran's Apocalyptic Leaders," published Monday on the Denison Forum...

2011-08-12 12:20:03

Survey identifies health behaviors, challenges shared by Muslim community The perceived role of God in illness and recovery is a primary influence upon the health care beliefs and behaviors of American Muslims, a first-of-its-kind study has discovered. Outreach and education efforts by the health care community can help address Muslim concerns and improve health care quality in this rapidly growing population, the report recommends. The traditional Ramadan fasting occurring this month is but...

2011-08-09 06:50:00

DALLAS, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The author of "Radical Islam: What You Need to Know," cultural apologist Dr. Jim Denison, is available to discuss the continued threat of Muslim extremism -- and faith-based insights about and responses to it -- in interviews and guest articles as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches. James C. Denison, Ph.D., founder of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture (DFTC), is building a bridge between faith and contemporary...