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CAIR Supports VA Muslim Leader Smeared by 'Islamophobes' (Popularity: )
The Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered moral support to a Virginia physician who is under attack from "Islamophobes who seek to demonize and marginalize the mainstream Muslim community and its leaders." Dr. Esam Omeish, national leader of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was forced to resign from a Virginia immigration commission yesterday after being subjected to what he called a "smear campaign" by anti-Islam bloggers and Muslim-bashers ...

CAIR: Attack on Penn. Muslim Business Probed as Hate Crime (Popularity: )
A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group reported today that anti-Iranian graffiti was scrawled inside a Philadelphia store ransacked by vandals earlier this week.According to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the vandals also overturned counters, broke glass windows and doors and scattered food and other items around the store, which is owned by Muslim Palestinian-Americans.Local and national law enforcement authorities are reportedly investigating the incident as ...

CAIR: Calif. Muslim Denied Service at Bank over Hijab (Popularity: )
A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to determine whether a California bank violated a Muslim woman's civil rights when it denied her service because she was wearing a religiously-mandated head scarf, or hijab.According to the woman, she was denied service Saturday at a Navy Federal Credit Union in San Diego, Calif., despite telling bank officials that she wears her ...

CAIR: Death Threat Targets Imams Case Attorney, Plaintiffs (Popularity: )
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that a "terror" threat has been received by the New York lawyer for six imams, or Islamic religious leaders, suing US Airways over allegations of religious profiling during an incident last fall in Minnesota. SEE: The Six Imams: Issue of Civil Liberties Lies at Core (InFocus) http://www.infocusnews.net/content/view/14654/135/ The letter sent to attorney Omar T. Mohammedi first outlines the sender's opposition to ...

CAIR: EEOC Says Neb. Muslim Workers Faced 'Unlawful Harassment' (Popularity: )
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today announced that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that Somali Muslim employees at a meatpacking plant in Nebraska faced "unlawful harassment" because of their religion.SEE: Advocates Say Feds Telling Neb. Plant to Do More to Resolve Muslim Prayer IssueLast fall, Muslim workers at the Swift Co. plant in Grand Island, Neb., began facing harassment, and in ...

CAIR: Muslim Congressman Called 'N**ger' by Tea Party Protesters (Popularity: )
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Republican leaders to repudiate racist taunts by tea party opponents of health care reform targeting a Muslim congressman and another African-American lawmaker on Capitol Hill yesterday.Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/CAIR/42590232694Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail Listhttp://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribeRep. Andre Carson (D-IN), one of two Muslims in Congress, reported that protesters chanted "the N-word, the N-word, 15 times" as he left the Cannon House ...

CAIR: Oregon Bill Reinforces Ban on Muslim, Sikh, Jewish Teachers (Popularity: )
A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today joined America's Sikh community in expressing concerns about legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Oregon that purports to broaden religious freedom, but would prohibit teachers from wearing religiously-mandated attire such as an Islamic head scarf, or hijab.[Media Advisory: Muslim students at Portland State University have planned a rally today from 4 to 6 p.m. (Pacific) at Pioneer Courthouse Square in ...

CAIR: Seattle FBI Class Handout Linked Arabs, Islam to Nazism (Popularity: )
SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2011 -- On Monday, October 3, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) will join a coalition of community groups at a news conference in Seattle to express concerns about persistent reports that FBI agents are trained to view mainstream American Muslims with suspicion and to view the faith of Islam itself as the source of terrorism and extremism.The news conference will feature ...

CAIR: U.S. Mosques Urged to Host 'Share the Quran' Ramadan Meals (Popularity: )
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched its annual "Sharing Ramadan" outreach effort designed to enhance understanding of Islam and to help Americans of all faiths meet their Muslim neighbors by taking part in a Ramadan "iftar," or fast-breaking meal.In this year's outreach effort, Muslim communities nationwide are being encouraged to take advantage of CAIR's "Share the Quran" initiative to provide Islam's holy text to local opinion leaders and ...

Canadian Muslims Ask FIFA to Clarify Hijab Stance (Popularity: )
The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) today called on the International Football Association Board (FIFA), soccer's top decision-making body, to clarify its position on the right of women players to wear a religiously- mandated headscarf, or hijab. Over the weekend, FIFA board members backed a Quebec referee's controversial decision to prevent an 11-year-old girl from taking part in a match while wearing hijab. Her team, and others in the ...