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2011-06-10 12:02:00

USOC to advocate on behalf of Muslim weightlifter at international meeting WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following intervention by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) says it will present the case of a Muslim weightlifter in Georgia who wishes to compete wearing modest Islamic attire (hijab) to an international body meeting June 26 in Malaysia. Video: International Body to Consider Athlete's Hijab Request...

2011-06-08 12:50:00

Muslim civil rights group asks U.S. Olympic Committee to intervene WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to intervene in the case of a Muslim weightlifter in Georgia who is being banned from tournaments because she wishes to compete wearing modest Islamic attire (hijab). The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking that...

2011-05-23 15:08:00

Renewed request comes following use of ethnic stereotypes in Minn. airport drill WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to conduct an agency-wide investigation of the use of outside trainers who offer hostile, stereotypical and grossly inaccurate information about Muslims and Islam to the nation's security personnel. That request by the...

2011-02-07 11:19:00

New website also launched to gather data on Muslim efforts to prevent extremism, work with law enforcement WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released an online toolkit designed to help leaders and members of the American Muslim community challenge potential anti-Muslim bias in hearings on "radicalization" announced by U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY). To read the entire toolkit, go...

2010-12-30 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that an Internet blog containing posts that advocated burning mosques, making false bomb threats implicating Muslims, desecrating Muslim graves, and that recommended the "proper way to shoot a muslim [sic]" has been deleted by its hosting company. CAIR said visitors to "Bootislam's Blog," hosted by WordPress.com, now see the message: "bootislam.wordpress.com is no longer...

2010-12-29 14:46:00

Site urges mosque arson, grave desecration, false bomb threats, murder WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact WordPress.com to ask that the Internet hosting company drop a blog containing posts that advocate burning mosques, making false bomb threats implicating Muslims, desecrating Muslim graves, and recommending the "proper way to shoot a muslim...

2010-12-28 14:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Department (DoD) not to use anti-Muslim extremists to train counterterrorism officials. That request by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) comes following a Washington Post investigative report on post-9/11 government surveillance, which stated: "Seeking to learn more about Islam and...

2010-10-05 14:29:00

Groundbreaking book a 'powerful educational tool' to challenge Islamophobia WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that University of Chicago Professor Robert Pape, the author of a groundbreaking new book showing that foreign occupation -- not religion -- motivates suicide terror attacks, will speak at CAIR's 16th annual banquet on Saturday, October 9 in Arlington, Va. SEE: CAIR Oct. 9 Banquet and Leadership Skills...

2010-09-03 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on media professionals and commentators to be responsible in reporting on a planned Quran burning by a tiny extremist Christian congregation in Florida. On September 11, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., a church with fewer than 100 members, plans to hold an "International Burn a Koran Day." Church leaders are encouraging others to follow their example in burning...

2010-08-02 15:46:00

Board of Landmarks Preservation Commission urged to reject attempt to block construction of Islamic community center WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on "American Muslims and other people of conscience" to contact New York's Landmarks Preservation Commission to ask that its members defend religious freedom and reject efforts by Islamophobes to block construction of an Islamic community center in...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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