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2009-12-28 16:08:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 29, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), along with Nigerian-American Muslim leaders, will hold a news conference in Southfield, Mich., to condemn Al-Qaeda's reported involvement in a failed attack on a plane arriving in Detroit on Christmas Day. SEE: Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Failed Terror Attack http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/12/28/airline.terror.attempt/ WHAT:...

2009-11-29 15:26:00

Muslim civil rights group seeks 'peace and reconciliation, not escalation' in Afghanistan WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today issued an open letter to President Obama asking him to use his anticipated announcement of a troop build-up in Afghanistan to address allegations that U.S. personnel abused Afghan detainees. SEE: 2 Afghans Allege Abuse at U.S. Site (Wash. Post) http://tinyurl.com/afghanabuse The...

2009-11-17 16:35:00

One of McDonnell's top contributors says Muslims should be treated like communists, fascists WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on Virginia's Governor-elect Robert F. McDonnell to publicly repudiate anti-Islam remarks by Pat Robertson, the televangelist and gubernatorial campaign contributor who recently said Islam is "not a religion" and that American Muslims should be treated like members of a...

2009-10-29 16:53:00

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' main character splattered urine on painting of Jesus WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on HBO to apologize for an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in which the main character splattered urine on a painting of Jesus. SEE: Larry David Blasted for 'Curb' Episode Where He Urinates on Jesus Painting http://tinyurl.com/hboepisode In a letter to HBO Chairman and CEO Bill Nelson,...

2009-10-28 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed an editorial, entitled "Islamophobia Machine Targets American Muslims," outlining what the Washington-based Muslim civil rights group says is a campaign by "extremists of all stripes who coordinate and cooperate in a relentless effort to demonize Islam and deprive American Muslims of their civil rights." CAIR distributed the editorial through ISLAM-OPED, a syndication service...

2009-10-20 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today hailed what it called a "victory for justice and civil rights" in the case of the six imams, or Islamic religious leaders, who said their rights were violated in 2006 when they were removed from a US Airways flight in Minnesota and arrested. CAIR, the Washington-based civil rights organization that has championed the imams' rights since they were removed from the plane, said the six...

2009-08-19 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today urged American Muslims to increase the spiritual benefits of the upcoming Ramadan fast by participating in a "United Against Malaria" event on September 5 near Washington, D.C. SEE: United for Change http://www.muslimsunitedforchange.com/ The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with other major American Muslim organizations led by United for...

2009-07-24 20:57:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today hailed what it termed a "major victory" in the case of six imams, or Islamic religious leaders, who say their civil and religious rights were violated in 2006 when they were removed from a US Airways flight in Minnesota. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery today denied several motions to dismiss the case and...

2009-04-23 17:06:00

U.S. Muslims will ask for 'gesture of reconciliation' to improve relations WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is preparing to send a delegation to Iran to seek the release of American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was recently sentenced by an Iranian court to eight years in prison. CAIR's delegation is prepared to leave for Iran as early as Friday, April 24. In an April 17 letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, CAIR Board...

2009-04-09 17:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the government of Iran to release American journalist Roxana Saberi.   The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) delivered a letter calling for Saberi's release to the Iranian Interests Section, located in the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, D.C. Saberi was detained in January and has reportedly been charged with espionage.  ...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.