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2013-09-19 12:26:06

Muslim civil rights group identifies 37 organizations dedicated to promoting anti-Islam prejudice WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today released a report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," which reveals that anti-Islam groups received more than $119 million in funding between 2008 and 2011. The new report by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic...

2013-09-17 16:21:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 19, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to release its groundbreaking report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012." [NOTE: The previously-scheduled release of the report was delayed due to Monday's fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard near the Muslim civil rights organization's Capitol Hill...

2013-09-16 16:23:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tuesday release of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012," will be delayed until further notice due to the fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard near the civil rights organization's Capitol Hill headquarters. CAIR had scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to release the report. That news conference has been...

2013-09-13 16:23:28

New report will detail groups focused on promoting anti-Islam prejudice and the money available to them WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 17, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a press conference to release a groundbreaking report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012." WHAT: CAIR to Release Report on U.S. Islamophobia Network and Its Impact on the United States WHEN:...

2013-08-21 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a commentary by its National Executive Director Nihad Awad, titled "Muslims Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington." CAIR distributed the column below through ISLAM-OPED, a syndication service designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered free-of-charge to one media...

2013-08-15 12:26:52

CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called on Illinois law enforcement authorities to drop Sam Kharoba, a notorious anti-Muslim bigot, as a counterterrorism trainer. CAIR-Chicago asserts that Kharoba's training materials on Islam are riddled with inaccuracies, sweeping generalizations and stereotypes, that he is unqualified as a subject matter expert on either Islam or countering...

2013-07-11 08:26:49

Islamophobia is still rampant in America, as images of terrorism and hatred are often associated with American Muslims in the media; In its third year, the "Capture the Spirit of Ramadan" International Photography Competition(TM) offers an international platform for talented photographers, regardless of religion, to share enlightening and engaging images depicting Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fast. NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Announcing the third annual "Capture the...

2013-02-28 12:25:20

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's latest condemnation of Israel a vile assault aimed at nothing less than delegitimizing Israel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Erdogan, addressing a UN conference in Vienna, labeled Zionism a "crime against humanity." Shockingly, his remarks have elicited zero criticism to date from the heads of state and other dignitaries participating in the fifth global forum 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....

2012-11-07 12:23:25

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the rejection of Islamophobic candidates by voters nationwide. In Florida, Rep. Allen West (R), who claims Islam is not a religion but is instead a "totalitarian theocratic political ideology" that is a "very vile and very vicious enemy," was defeated by a narrow margin. SEE: Top House Islamophobe Allen West...