Tag: Nihad Awad

CAIR Super Tuesday Poll Shows Muslim Voters Favor Hillary Clinton, Concerned About Islamophobia

CAIR Super Tuesday Poll Shows Muslim Voters Favor Hillary Clinton, Concerned About Islamophobia

[ 0 ] March 3, 2016 |

via CAIR (press release) on MARCH 2, 2016:  Survey shows that more older Muslim voters back Clinton, while younger Muslims support Bernie Sanders (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/2/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a six-state “Super Tuesday” poll of almost 2000 […]

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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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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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Syrian American, Muslim Leaders Meet with White House, Host Press Conference on Russian Airstrikes

[ 0 ] October 8, 2015 |

via CAIR TV (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 8, 2015:  (WASHINGTON, D.C, 10/8/15) – Leaders of the nation’s leading Syrian-American and Muslim advocacy organizations today met with top-ranking White House officials to express concerns over Russia’s recent airstrikes in Syria that resulted in the killings of civilians and destruction of civilian infrastructure. At the White House […]

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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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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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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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