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2010-04-19 11:38:00

Muslims initially blamed for bombing by agenda-driven terror 'experts' WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today marked the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City by calling on all Americans to challenge the recent resurgence of the same anti-government extremism that lead to the bombing masterminded by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. [NOTE: CAIR-OK Executive...

2010-04-05 12:13:00

Congresswoman scheduled to speak to anti-Islam hate group whose Fla. representative brags: 'I like desecrating their [Muslims'] holy stuff' WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today urged GOP leaders to insist that Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) withdraw her support for an anti-Islam hate group after one of its Florida representatives was exposed bragging in a YouTube video that he desecrated the Quran, Islam's revealed...

2010-04-02 16:23:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has been named among 100 of the "World's Most Influential Arabs" by the prestigious Middle Eastern magazine "Arabian Business." Awad, who is cited for his "commitment to improving Muslim rights and relations" in the United States, is number 39 on the list. Dalia Mogahed, an advisor to President Barack Obama, is number three. SEE: Power 100 2010 (Arabian...

2010-04-02 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is applauding new intelligence-based airline security measures announced today that will replace the mandatory screening of travelers from 14 countries implemented following the failed Christmas Day bombing in Detroit. 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 When the...

2010-03-23 13:20:00

Training film features Islamophobes, Islam compared to Nazism, 'Hajji' used as pejorative WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said it has asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) to investigate a report of anti-Islam bias in the 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...

2010-02-19 16:42:00

CAIR says 'terrorism' label meaningless if it only applies to Muslims WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 22, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters to express concerns over what the civil rights group says is a double standard on the use of the label "terrorism" as it relates to acts of violence committed by people who are not Muslims. WHAT: CAIR News Conference to Challenge Double...

2010-02-10 15:19:00

Islamic scholars seek changes to scanner software, urge pat-down alternative WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today supported a statement by a prominent group of Muslim scholars that full-body scanners being introduced in airports worldwide violate religious and privacy rights. In a February 9 statement, the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) asked that scanner software be altered to produce only an outline of the body and...

2010-01-07 16:27:00

Muslim civil rights group sends letter to president seeking action on airport 'profiling' WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today sent a letter to President Obama seeking action on concerns that Muslim travelers wearing religious head scarves, or hijab, are now being automatically singled out for additional security measures and may face mistreatment at airports. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic...

2010-01-06 15:06:00

Muslim civil rights group seeks confirmation of 'troubling' new policy WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to clarify whether Islamic head scarves, or hijab, will now automatically trigger additional security measures for Muslim travelers. CAIR made that request after a Muslim woman traveler taking a flight Tuesday from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)...

2010-01-04 14:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said new security measures announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amount to profiling of Muslims. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques before boarding flights, will...


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