Tag: CAIR

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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American Muslim Thought Leaders Respond to #Ferguson

American Muslim Thought Leaders Respond to #Ferguson

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

Should Race be the Premier Civil Rights Issue for US Muslims ? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 18, 2014:  What Do #Ferguson, Anti-Black Racism, Muslim-Owned Liquor Stores, and Detroit Have to Do With Gaza? (by Hena Zuberi, Muslim Matters, August 15, 2014) 30% of American Muslims are Black. Every 28 hours a Black […]

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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014 |

by GLENN GREENWALD and MURTAZA HUSSAIN for THE INTERCEPT on JULY 9, 2014:  he National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward […]

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Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem

[ 0 ] June 27, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 27, 2014:  *The Muslim community in America and around the world are observing the month-long fast of Ramadan (rom-a-don). The end of Ramadan will be marked by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking at the end of July. [NOTE: Because the beginning of Islamic lunar months […]

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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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