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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...

2010-06-16 12:31:00

Letter to attorney general outlines cases of citizens not allowed to return home WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today released a letter it sent to Attorney General Eric Holder calling for the return to the United States of American Muslim citizens barred from returning home from trips overseas and subjected to FBI pressure tactics that are being called a form of "extraordinary rendition." ["Extraordinary...

2010-06-09 10:57:00

Americans of all faiths asked to join nationwide spiritual effort WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on mosques and other houses of worship across the nation to offer prayers for an end to the Gulf oil spill and the environmental disaster it is causing. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging prayer leaders (imams) in the nation's more than 2,000 mosques to use...

2010-06-07 14:09:00

LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) announced today that Muslim leaders and activists met recently with the leadership of the Los Angeles-based Sinai Temple. In that meeting, held at the synagogue, leaders focused on shared religious and moral values and strengthening bonds of cooperation among members of the Jewish and Muslim communities. The leaders also stressed the need to work...

2010-05-27 15:24:00

Muslim civil rights group files FCC complaint over incitement to violence WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today filed a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) complaint against a radio talk show host in Texas who yesterday advocated bombing a proposed New York City mosque. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Houston radio host Michael Berry (KTRH-AM 740) made that call to...

2010-05-20 12:37:00

Speaker claims Islam 'inspired' Nazis, posts images depicting Islam's prophet as a pig WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the organizers of the inaugural Tennessee Tea Party Convention to be held this weekend in Gatlinburg to drop an anti-Islam speaker who claims that "Hitler and the Nazis were inspired by Islam" and that Islam "mandates" lies and deception. SEE: Tennessee Tea Party Convention Speakers...