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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 there...

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 efforts to...

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 as...

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 military...

2010-04-22 11:56:00

Muslim civil rights group asks military to disinvite Franklin Graham WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today joined in the call for Pentagon officials to disinvite a scheduled speaker who has called Islam a "very evil and wicked religion" and this morning said Muslims are "enslaved by Islam." Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAIR/42590232694 Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List...

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.

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.

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.

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 Subscribe...


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.