Tag: CAIR

Syrian-American & U.S. Muslim Groups Call for Immediate Action on Syria Crisis

[ 0 ] September 4, 2015 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS on SEPTEMBER 4, 2015:  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/4/2015) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined Syrian-American and other Muslim groups in calling on the Obama administration to immediately establish a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians from ongoing […]

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Why We Care About Some Gunmen, and Not Others (by Charles Kurzman)

Why We Care About Some Gunmen, and Not Others (by Charles Kurzman)

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 31, 2015: Not every gunshot echoes alike. Some echoes fade quickly, and are only heard in a single neighborhood. Others resonate nationwide, making headlines for days or weeks. Why do we pay attention to certain acts of violence more than others? The latest gun violence to raise these […]

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WATCH: Southern Kentucky Gun Shop Declares “Muslim-Free Zone”

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via FOX 19 NOW and CAIR on JULY 23, 2015:  A Southern Kentucky gun shop (in the US)  has declared a “Muslim-free zone,”  which CAIR-Cincinnati Rep says is illegal and un-American. CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) had previously announced it is seeking a US Department of […]

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President Obama Hosts WH Iftar: “We are all one family”

President Obama Hosts WH Iftar: “We are all one family”

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Guests included 3 members of Congress, 42 diplomats from Muslim nations, and prominent members of the American Muslim community  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 22, 2015:  Here are a selection of Tweets from tonight’s iftar hosted by President Obama at the White House: Obama hosts Iftar dinner to mark Ramadan — and reach […]

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CAIR Launches “Islamophobia in the 2016 Presidential Election” Page

CAIR Launches “Islamophobia in the 2016 Presidential Election” Page

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS on JUNE 25, 2015:  CAIR has launched a page intended to provide readers with insights into various potential or current presidential candidate’s views on Islam and connections with the U.S. Islamophobia network. CAIR neither opposes nor supports any candidate for public office. Candidates may not be listed if there […]

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At Ramadan, More Companies Accommodate Muslim Employees (via RNS)

At Ramadan, More Companies Accommodate Muslim Employees (via RNS)

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JUNE 19, 2015:  (RNS) An event earlier this month included a Ramadan quiz, a slideshow of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr commemorations, and a Pakistani and Mediterranean buffet dinner. But this was a not a meet-your-Muslim-neighbor event at the local mosque. It was the 13th annual multicultural Ramadan […]

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Ramadan Mubarak ! Plus some Ramadan FAQs, Answered

Ramadan Mubarak ! Plus some Ramadan FAQs, Answered

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 17, 2015: ISLAMiCommentary would like to wish our Muslim readers Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan starts on Thursday, June 18 this year. For those who are not Muslim, and are curious about Ramadan, here are some Ramadan FAQs excerpted from the Council on American Islamic Relations 2015 “Sharing Ramadan Resource Guide.” Q: […]

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Rise of Bigoted Speech Against Muslims on the Web is Alarming

[ 0 ] June 5, 2015 |

via ARAB AMERICAN NEWS on JUNE 4, 2015:  DEARBORN — If the Internet’s virtual reality is a true reflection of our society, then America has major issues with xenophobia, particularly anti-Muslim bigotry. Social media, which brought the power of storytelling to every American with access to the Internet, are filled with hate-mongering against Muslims. Controversial […]

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Victory for Religious Liberty: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Muslim Denied Job Due to Headscarf

[ 0 ] June 1, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 1, 2015: A historic ruling for religious liberty/religious accommodation today by the Supreme Court. See below for comments including from legal scholars, interest organizations, and opinion leaders. ———- Supreme Court Rules in Favor of EEOC in Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case: Employers Cannot Refuse to Hire Applicants Based […]

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U.S. Border Questionnaire: Is Anyone in Your Family a Martyr? (by Murtaza Hussain/The Intercept)

[ 0 ] May 28, 2015 |

by MURTAZA HUSSAIN for THE INTERCEPT on MAY 27, 2015:  “Do you have any relatives or friends who have been martyred fighting in the defense of your beliefs?” If you’re a Muslim-American, these are some of the questions you might hear from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials while at a port of entry crossing […]

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