Tag: CAIR

The Armenian ‘Genocide’ Debate 100 Years On (a compilation of views)

The Armenian ‘Genocide’ Debate 100 Years On (a compilation of views)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 24, 2015:  Here is a compilation of some views on the matter, beginning with a report from the events in Istanbul today as reported in the Turkish paper “Today’s Zaman.” Turks, Armenians Commemorate Armenian ‘Genocide’ in İstanbul by ZEYNEP KARATAŞ for TODAY’S ZAMAN on APRIL 24, […]

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LISTEN: Schanzer (Duke), Schake (Hoover Institution) & Billoo (CAIR) Debrief on the WH CVE Summit

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

via TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY and KQED (San Francisco) on FEBRUARY 19, 2015:  On Wednesday, February 18th more than 60 world leaders gathered at a White House summit to discuss how to counter violent extremism. In opening remarks, President Obama said we must discredit violent ideologies and find “…new ways to amplify the […]

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Obama’s God Talk ‘Doesn’t Stand a Chance’ in a Polarized America (via RNS)

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015 |

by CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on FEBRUARY 16, 2015:  WASHINGTON (RNS) After taking heat from the religious right for saying Christians and Muslims have all committed horrors in God’s name, President Obama is now angering the religious left with an upcoming White House conference on combating ”violent extremism” that seems to focus only on Muslims. The […]

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The Tragic Shooting of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#MuslimLivesMatter)

The Tragic Shooting of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#MuslimLivesMatter)

[ 0 ] February 11, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:* UPDATED FEBRUARY 15, 2015   Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was was arrested and charged in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of three students — Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha — at condominium complex near the University of North Carolina […]

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Statement by US-based Comics Studies Scholars on the Charlie Hebdo News

Statement by US-based Comics Studies Scholars on the Charlie Hebdo News

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

posted by A. DAVID LEWIS for SACRED & SEQUENTIAL on JANUARY 8, 2015:  Sacred & Sequential, a US-based collective of religious studies and comics studies scholars, has released the following public statement on the Charlie Hebdo news: Nothing can justify the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015. Some of the […]

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Concerns that New DOJ Guidance on Profiling Don’t Go Far Enough

Concerns that New DOJ Guidance on Profiling Don’t Go Far Enough

[ 0 ] December 16, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on DECEMBER 16, 2014:   Last week (12/8) the Justice Department issued new guidelines forbidding federal law enforcement agencies from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion and sexual orientation. (Profiling based on race and ethnicity was already prohibited.) The new guidance also applies […]

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UAE Blacklists 82 Groups as “Terrorist”, including US Muslim Civil Rights & Advocacy Org. CAIR

[ 0 ] November 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 18, 2014:  What constitutes a terrorist organization? A wide-ranging list of 82 groups, named as “terrorist,” has been named by the United Arab Emirates. The breadth of the list — which includes the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, the UK-based Cordoba Foundation and the Council on […]

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WATCH: Washington’s National Cathedral Hosts First Friday Muslim Prayers

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014 |

via VOAvideo on NOVEMBER 14, 2014:  A group of Muslims were invited to worship on Friday in the Washington National Cathedral. The hope was that an Islamic service in one of America’s best-known churches would send a message of interfaith harmony to counter extremists’ use of religion to justify hatred and strife. VOA Religion correspondent […]

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Economy, Healthcare, Most Important Issues in Mid-Terms for US Muslims Surveyed (CAIR)

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 23, 2014:  69 percent of Muslim voters say they will go to polls on November 4 (WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/23/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a survey indicating that 69 […]

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CAIR-California Publishes 2014 Civil Rights Report; Employment Discrimination Biggest Complaint

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

via CAIR CALIFORNIA on AUGUST 28, 2014:  EXCERPT FROM CAIR RELEASE: The four offices of the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) published the CAIR-CA 2014 Civil Rights Report today. The report summarizes and analyzes all of the civil rights complaints received in 2013 by CAIR-CA’s offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area, […]

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