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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...

2010-05-14 10:46:00

Muslim civil rights group says bomb attack ignored by officials, national media WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today questioned the silence of public officials and national media about a bomb attack Monday on a Florida mosque. CAIR, which on Wednesday offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator, said media coverage has for the most part been restricted to Florida and that...

2010-05-11 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has acknowledged that an anti-Islam film should not have been used in training offered to security personnel by that military law enforcement agency. Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAIR/42590232694 Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List http://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribe "We welcome NCIS's...

2010-05-11 00:49:00

WASHINGTON May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported today that an incendiary device exploded Monday evening outside a Jacksonville, Fla., mosque. Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAIR/42590232694 Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List http://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribe According to a fire department investigator and officials of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, worshipers heard a loud noise outside the mosque...

2010-04-22 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded the Pentagon's decision to disinvite a scheduled speaker, controversial Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, who has called Islam a "very evil and wicked religion" and this morning said Muslims are "enslaved by Islam." SEE: Graham: Army Disinvites Him to Pentagon Prayer Day http://tinyurl.com/grahandisinvited CAIR had earlier today called for such a move on the part of...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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