CAIR

CAIR, CAIR-NY Condemn Buffalo Mass Shooting by White Supremacist, Urge Accountability for Those Who Promote Bigotry

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 12:55am

The manifesto said he was motivated by the "great replacement" conspiracy theory often repeated on right-wing outlets that white people are being replaced by other races.

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  • The manifesto said he was motivated by the "great replacement" conspiracy theory often repeated on right-wing outlets that white people are being replaced by other races.
  • CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nashersaid:
    "We condemn this horrific white supremacist attack on Buffalo's Black community.
  • Those who promote racism, white supremacy, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry must be held accountable for the violence they inspire.
  • Executive Director, CAIR-NY, 917-669-4006, anasher@cair.com ; Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Legal Director, 646-481-2103, ahmedmohamed@cair.com ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

CAIR, Georgetown Law Clinic to Announce Filing of FTC Complaint in Response to 'Deceptive and Unfair Extraction of Personal Data' from Muslim Apps for Use in Warrantless Surveillance

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Monday, April 11, 2022 - 9:50pm

"The FTC is the federal agency with sufficient authority to end these troubling practices by the location data industry."

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  • "The FTC is the federal agency with sufficient authority to end these troubling practices by the location data industry."
  • "These unfair and deceptive trade practices violate the FTC Act and infringe on the constitutionally protected freedoms of millions of Americans," said Quinten Stewart, another student in the clinic.
  • The clinic advocates on behalf of nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking to advance policies that promote the use of technologies to serve underrepresented groups.
  • CAIR's mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

Experts teach Americans how to transcend Israel and its lobby's harmful agenda in March

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 7:26pm

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The "Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home & Abroad" conference will take place at the National Press Club.

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  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The "Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home & Abroad" conference will take place at the National Press Club.
  • Legendary rock musician Roger Waters will reveal the positive impact of artist boycotts on Israel and how to educate fans.
  • Haaretzcolumnist and "dean" of Israeli journalismGideon Levy will explore the nature of democracy and human rights in Israel.
  • Reverend Don Wagner provides insight into the widespread influence of Christian Zionism and growing backlash inside American churches.

Today: CAIR, 80+ U.S. Muslim Groups to Call on DOJ to Probe Anti-Muslim Hate Group's Effort to Infiltrate and Spy on American Muslim Community

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 2:45pm

In December 2021, CAIR-Ohio announced that its director, RominIqbal ,had been terminated for passing information about CAIR's civil rights work to IPT.

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  • In December 2021, CAIR-Ohio announced that its director, RominIqbal ,had been terminated for passing information about CAIR's civil rights work to IPT.
  • CAIR previously released evidence showing that IPT was communicating, collaborating with and providing assistance to Israeli intelligence officials.
  • NOTE: CAIR also today welcomed a report by Amnesty International detailing the Israeli government's decades-long human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.
  • CAIR's mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

CAIR Welcomes Federal Judge's Ruling That Texas Anti-BDS Law Violates Client's Free Speech Rights

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Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 2:18am

Nevertheless, speecheven speech that upsets other segments of the populationis protected by the First Amendment unless it escalates into violence and misconduct."

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  • Nevertheless, speecheven speech that upsets other segments of the populationis protected by the First Amendment unless it escalates into violence and misconduct."
  • "State lawmakers should note this decision," said CAIR National Litigation and Civil Rights Director Lena Masri.
  • Abbas noted that CAIR won a landmark legal victory in 2019 in a lawsuit over a previous version of the current law.
  • Today, CAIR called a proposed bill in Georgia to implement a similar anti-BDS law "a doomed effort" after a court ruled the original version of the law was unconstitutional.

BREAKING: CAIR Condemns Hostage-Taking at Texas Synagogue, Working with Local Community Leaders to Learn More and Provide Assistance

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Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 11:10pm

SEE: Colleyville synagogue held hostage during livestreamed service; police negotiating with man

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  • SEE: Colleyville synagogue held hostage during livestreamed service; police negotiating with man
    In a statement,CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchellsaid:
    "We strongly condemn the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas.
  • This latest antisemitic attack at a house of worship is an unacceptable act of evil.
  • We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community, and we pray that law enforcement authorities are able to swiftly and safely free the hostages.
  • We are in contact with local community leaders to learn more and provide any assistance that we can."

CAIR Issues New Islamophobia Report Exposing More Than $105 Million Funneled to 26 Anti-Muslim Groups by Mainstream Charitable Institutions

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 8:23pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released a new Islamophobia report titled"Islamophobia in the Mainstream," listing 35 charitable institutions and foundations that funneled almost $106 million to 26 anti-Muslim groups between 2017-2019.

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released a new Islamophobia report titled"Islamophobia in the Mainstream," listing 35 charitable institutions and foundations that funneled almost $106 million to 26 anti-Muslim groups between 2017-2019.
  • CAIR also relaunched Islamophobia.org to monitor and combat Islamophobia.
  • The funders include household names such asFidelity and Schwaband faith-based charities such as theJewish Communal Fundand theNational Christian Charitable Foundation.
  • Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP: Council on American-Islamic Relations Drops Suit Against Former Board Member Who Spoke Out On Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

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Monday, January 10, 2022 - 10:36pm

On January 7, 2022, CAIR notified the Court and Ms. Saroya that it was dropping all of its claims against her, dismissing them with prejudice.

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  • On January 7, 2022, CAIR notified the Court and Ms. Saroya that it was dropping all of its claims against her, dismissing them with prejudice.
  • Ms. Saroya, who had founded the Minnesota chapter of CAIR before being asked by CAIR to serve on its national board in 2015, resigned from the organization in May 2018.
  • Ms. Saroya's legal defense team consisted of national law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorneys Jeff Robbins , Alain Baudry , Steven Kerbaugh , Joseph Lipchitz and Kelsey Marron .
  • The case is CAIR Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Council on American-Islamic Relations, & CAIR v. Lori Saroya in the United States District Court District of Minnesota.

CAIR, 40+ Coalition Partners Announce Global Boycott of Hilton Hotels Over Plan to Build Hotel on Site of Demolished Uyghur Mosque in China

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:50pm

On September 8, the coalition delivered a letter to Hilton headquarters in Virginia giving the corporation one week to end the hotel agreement.

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  • On September 8, the coalition delivered a letter to Hilton headquarters in Virginia giving the corporation one week to end the hotel agreement.
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    CONTACT:CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

DC: CAIR, 40+ Coalition Partners to Announce Global Boycott of Hilton Hotels Over Plan to Build Hotel on Site of Demolished Uyghur Mosque in China

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:26pm

At the news conference, representatives of Uyghur groups and some of the 40 other organizations that are co-sponsoring the boycott plan to speak.

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  • At the news conference, representatives of Uyghur groups and some of the 40 other organizations that are co-sponsoring the boycott plan to speak.
  • WHAT: CAIR Press Conference in D.C. to Announce Worldwide Boycott of Hilton Over Plan for Hotel on Site of Bulldozed Mosque in China
    WHERE:OutsideThe Capital Hilton,1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
    CONTACT:CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com
    Also at the news conference, CAIR plans to announce the launch of a new web portal designed to monitor and combat global Islamophobia.
  • On September 8, the coalition delivered a letter to Hilton headquarters in Virginia giving the corporation one week to end the agreement to license the construction of a Hampton Hotel on the site of a bulldozed mosque in the Uyghur region of China or face a global boycott.
  • CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.