Tag: CAIR

American Muslims Are Continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

American Muslims Are Continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

[ 0 ] January 18, 2016 |

by NIHAD AWAD for TIME on JANUARY 18, 2016:  ‘We demand that our nation live up to its own profession of values’ As we honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must also remember that his message of unity and equality for all people is no less relevant or urgent […]

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WATCH: In SOTU ’16, Pres. Obama Rejects Islamophobia in Politics

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JANUARY 14, 2016: CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s SOTU Remarks Rejecting Islamophobia in the Political Process (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed President Obama’s remarks in his State of the Union address rejecting Islamophobia, […]

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White Supremacist Group Supporting Trump Releases Anti-Muslim Robo-Calls in Iowa

[ 0 ] January 12, 2016 |

via CAIR with video from HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS on JANUARY 11, 2016: A white supremacist group said it has placed thousands of automated phone calls in Iowa urging voters to back billionaire Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination because “we don’t need Muslims.” The telephone campaign is led by the American Freedom […]

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Anti-Muslim Rhetoric During GOP Debate Harms U.S. National Security

Anti-Muslim Rhetoric During GOP Debate Harms U.S. National Security

[ 0 ] December 16, 2015 |

Civil rights organizations say banning Muslims from entering the U.S. is counterproductive  by TERESA WELSH for US NEWS on DECEMBER 16, 2015:  Civil rights and humanitarian organizations say the anti-Muslim rhetoric seen in Tuesday’s Republican Party debates only provides further fuel for Islamic extremists to target the U.S. The last Republican debate of the year […]

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An American Muslim Businessman Calls on Muslims to Own Their Faith, Remove the Middleman

An American Muslim Businessman Calls on Muslims to Own Their Faith, Remove the Middleman

[ 0 ] December 10, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 8, 2015:  Management consultant and tech entrepreneur Rashed Hasan, an American Muslim who has worked with Booz Allen Hamilton, Ford Motor Company, Pfizer, among other major corporations, has been actively involved in interfaith dialogue for many years. This past Spring he self-published the first volume in a series that […]

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Muslim Civil Rights Advocates See the Limitations of Social Media Activism

Muslim Civil Rights Advocates See the Limitations of Social Media Activism

[ 1 ] December 4, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on DECEMBER 4, 2015:  (RNS) As soon as news broke that the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters were Muslim, skilled Muslim activists took to social media platforms to denounce Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his 27-year-old wife Tashfeen Malik. “Feeling heartbroken,” wrote Hussam Ayloush, longtime executive director of […]

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WATCH: American Muslims Condemn Paris Violence

[ 0 ] November 13, 2015 |

*updated on Nov. 14, 2015 via ING (STATEMENT) on NOVEMBER 13, 2015: ING and its Affiliates nationwide join the global chorus of voices praying for and offering our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of today’s horrific, ongoing terror attacks in Paris, France. No belief, cause, or grievance justifies the kind of gratuitous […]

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Honoring Veterans Through Actions, Not Mere Words (by Nihad Awad)

Honoring Veterans Through Actions, Not Mere Words (by Nihad Awad)

[ 0 ] November 10, 2015 |

by NIHAD AWAD for CAIR on NOVEMBER 10, 2015: President John F. Kennedy once said: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” Another president, Abraham Lincoln, wrote, “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s […]

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Civil Rights Groups Warn that New FBI Program Trains Teachers, Students to Snoop On Muslims

Civil Rights Groups Warn that New FBI Program Trains Teachers, Students to Snoop On Muslims

[ 0 ] November 2, 2015 |

UPDATE: The FBI at least temporarily suspended a web-based anti-extremism program on Monday, reportedly putting it on hold after it was criticized for unfairly profiling Muslim Americans. SEE MORE HERE: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/11/02/3718376/fbi-temporarily-suspends-anti-extremism-program/ Civil rights groups warn that new FBI tool “Don’t Be a Puppet” violates civil liberties of Muslims via COMMON DREAMS on NOVEMBER 2, 2015:  Rights […]

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Which Presidential Candidates Have ‘Shown Backbone’ Against Islamophobia? (by Robert McCaw)

Which Presidential Candidates Have ‘Shown Backbone’ Against Islamophobia? (by Robert McCaw)

[ 1 ] October 30, 2015 |

by ROBERT MCCAW for ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 30, 2015: Last Friday, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley denounced the socially-corrosive evils of “Islamophobia and xenophobia” at a conference held by the Arab American Institute at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. What should have been an unremarkable statement was made noteworthy because only a few presidential candidates have gone […]

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