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2012-11-30 16:21:13

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today urged President Obama to "stay on the right side of history" by supporting yesterday's United Nations vote granting Palestine the status of a non-member observer state. In a letter to the president, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part: "As a nation, we have historically supported the right of...

2012-11-29 12:48:03

Organizations using fear and anger to spread negative messages about Muslims have moved from the fringes of public discourse into the mainstream media since the Sept. 11 attacks, according to new research by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociologist. Titled, "The Fringe Effect: Civil Society Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since the September 11th Attacks," the study appears in the December issue of the American Sociological Review....

2012-11-28 16:21:36

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed grave concern today about reports of recent attacks on reporters by Israeli military forces and urged militaries everywhere to safeguard the press during armed conflicts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) During their eight-day clash with Hamas earlier this month, Israel Defense Forces reportedly injured numerous reporters and killed in a drone strike three people who some say...

2012-11-27 08:23:03

AMMAN, Jordon, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 edition of 'The Muslim 500: The World's Most Influential 500 Muslims' is now available!!! 'The Muslim 500' introduces a list of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. It ranks the Top 50, and places the remaining 450 into 13 categories: Scholarly, Political, Administration of Religious Affairs, Preachers and Spiritual Guides, Philanthropy/Charity and Development, Social Issues, Business, Science and...

2012-11-21 12:23:33

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, has provided Barzilai Medical Center in Israel with a grant to support its efforts to help the victims of rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "We are strengthened in spirit and in our ability to respond in the current crisis by AJC's generous act of friendship and support," said Dr. Chezy Levy, CEO and Medical Director of the...

2012-11-21 12:22:54

Holiday message stresses need to give thanks each day, give to those in need WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a video message and editorial marking tomorrow's Thanksgiving holiday and stressing the religious obligation to give thanks each day of the year and to share with those in need. CAIR distributed the editorial below, titled "Give Thanks and Give to Those in Need," through ISLAM-OPED, a...

2012-11-21 12:22:40

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed the strong American, British and French condemnations of today's bombing of a bus in central Tel Aviv. At least 23 people were injured in the attack, which the terrorist group Hamas praised. It was the first terror bombing in Tel Aviv since 2006. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "We are reminded once again of the evil nature of Israel's enemies," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Today's bus...

2012-11-16 12:26:07

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Angelenos, Jews and non-Jews alike, who are committed to a safe, secure, and prosperous Israel will join in a solidarity rally while the State of Israel is under attack by a barrage of rockets launched by Hamas into Israel. The rally is scheduled for Sunday November 18 at 1:00PM in front of the Los Angeles Federal Building located at 11000 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles (the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave)....

2012-11-13 08:45:32

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2012-11-07 16:25:23

Muslim civil rights group asks Tulsa bank to review discriminatory 'no hats' policy OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on Tulsa's Valley National Bank to review its "inappropriate and discriminatory" policy that treats customers wearing religious head coverings differently than other patrons. CAIR-OK said a Muslim customer at a Valley National Bank branch in Tulsa reported that she...