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2013-05-01 12:25:49

When victim asked 'why are you punching me?' alleged attacker replied, 'You're a [expletive] Muslim.' WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it is seeking hate crime charges for an alleged assault on a Muslim U.S. Army reservist and Iraq veteran reportedly attacked by a passenger who compared him to those who carried out the Boston Marathon...

2012-03-05 16:09:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) announced today that a lawmaker in that state's legislature will drop a proposed "anti-Sharia" bill written using a template provided by an anti-Islam extremist. That announcement came following a news conference CAIR-MN held earlier today with interfaith leaders to challenge the threat to religious freedom posed by the bill. [CAIR Staff Attorney Gadeir...

2012-02-07 14:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division to investigate acts of "coercion and intimidation" allegedly used by the FBI's Portland Field Office to pressure Muslim citizens into giving up their constitutional rights if they wish to return to the United States from overseas. CAIR: Probe Sought After 2 Barred from Returning to US...

2011-10-18 11:43:00

Muslim civil rights group asks school, DOD to accommodate religious rights WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is calling on a Tennessee school district and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to change a policy being used to effectively bar a Muslim student in that state from participating in a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) class because she wears an Islamic head scarf, or hijab. The...