Tag: CAIR

Spring 2014 Issue “Islamophobia Studies Journal” Published

Spring 2014 Issue “Islamophobia Studies Journal” Published

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

via UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR RACE & GENDER, SPRING 2014:   The Islamophobia Studies Journal (ISJ) is a bi-annual publication that focuses on the critical analysis of Islamophobia and its multiple manifestations in our contemporary moment.  ISJ is an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual academic journal that encourages submissions that theorizes the historical, political, economic, and cultural […]

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CAIR: New DOJ Position on Religious Profiling a ‘Step in the Right Direction’

[ 0 ] January 16, 2014 |

via CAIR (PRESS RELEASE) on JANUARY 16, 2014:  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/16/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today said it is optimistic that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is taking “a step in the right direction” with the announcement that it will expand its definition of profiling to prohibit agents from considering religion […]

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Hana Ghanim: Muslims in the Military

Hana Ghanim: Muslims in the Military

[ 0 ] January 7, 2014 |

by HANA GHANIM for GENERATION PROGRESS on JANUARY 3, 2014:  What would you do if both an Afghan soldier and an American soldier were shot down? Who would you help first? How can you betray your roots, your country, your religion? How can you agree with American foreign policy? How can you support drone strikes? […]

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Robert McCaw (CAIR): Reject NSA Domestic Spying by Opposing the FISA Improvements Act

Robert McCaw (CAIR): Reject NSA Domestic Spying by Opposing the FISA Improvements Act

[ 3 ] December 24, 2013 |

by ROBERT MCCAW for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 24, 2013:  Your privacy rights depend on Congress rejecting the FISA Improvements Act (S. 1631). Introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the bill seeks to codify and expand the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass domestic surveillance programs, authorizing the spy agency’s bulk collection of nearly every citizen’s phone records and […]

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CAIR: Almost Half of California Muslim Students Report Bullying

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

via CAIR-CA (PRESS RELEASE) on DECEMBER 19, 2013: (SANTA CLARA, CA, 12/19/13) - The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today released a first-of-its-kind report documenting bias-based bullying of American Muslim students in that state’s schools. The new report, “Growing in Faith: California Muslim Youth Experiences with Bullying, Harassment and Religious Accommodation in Schools,” reveals that nearly half […]

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Newly Elected Muslim Mayors in Connecticut and Florida; CAIR’s Hooper Says Political Clout of US Muslims Growing

Newly Elected Muslim Mayors in Connecticut and Florida; CAIR’s Hooper Says Political Clout of US Muslims Growing

[ 0 ] November 25, 2013 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 25, 2013:  by DANIELA ALTIMARI for THE COURANT on NOVEMBER 19, 2013:  State’s First Muslim Mayor Draws Low-Key Reaction Ibrahim Hooper, a national spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR called the low-key reaction to Connecticut’s first Muslim mayor “a good sign for the normalization […]

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CAIR Report: Islamophobia Network Funded with $119 Million From 2008 to 2011

[ 0 ] September 19, 2013 |

Muslim civil rights group identifies 37 organizations dedicated to promoting anti-Islam prejudice by COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS  (PRESS RELEASE) on SEPTEMBER 17, 2013:  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/17/13) –- The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today released a report, “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States,” which reveals that anti-Islam […]

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Nihad Awad: Muslims Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Nihad Awad: Muslims Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

[ 0 ] August 22, 2013 |

by NIHAD AWAD for COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (CAIR) on AUGUST 21, 2013:  In one of his most famous statements, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” On the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, it is time to reflect on Dr. King’s words and examine […]

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Brian Pellot: Al-Jazeera America Faces Steep Climb Among U.S. Viewers (RNS)

Brian Pellot: Al-Jazeera America Faces Steep Climb Among U.S. Viewers (RNS)

[ 0 ] August 22, 2013 |

by BRIAN PELLOT for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on AUGUST 21, 2013:  (RNS) Al-Jazeera and America, two name brands often at odds since 9/11, were wed as one on Tuesday (Aug. 20) when the Qatar-based media network began broadcasting its U.S. news channel Al-Jazeera America from New York. This is not the first time Al-Jazeera has tried to […]

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Advocacy Groups Suing NSA Over its “Warrantless Surveillance Program”

Advocacy Groups Suing NSA Over its “Warrantless Surveillance Program”

[ 0 ] July 16, 2013 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (CAIR) Press Release on JULY 16, 2013:  (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 7/16/13) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, announced it is joining other advocacy groups in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless surveillance program that collects, stores, searches, and analyzes […]

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