Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
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Islamophobia in the US:
Tight-Lipped on Todashev Shooting, Changing Native American Mascots
Would Be Positive Step
Verse of the Day: Isra and Miraj
be He (God) who took His servant (Muhammad) for a
journey by night from al-Masjid al-Haram (in Mecca) to
al-Masjid al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem), whose precincts we
have blessed ... " The Holy Quran, 17:1 ("Masjid" is the
Arabic word for "mosque.") Masjid Al-Aqsa and the Dome
of the Rock are located on "Haram Al-Shareef," or the
"noble enclosure" in Jerusalem's Old City. The night
journey referred to in this verse is that of the Prophet
Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem, and from the rock now
located in the Dome of the Rock, to heaven. This event,
known as "al-Isra wa al-Miraj," is noted each year by
more than 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide.
FBI Tight-Lipped on Todashev Shooting
"I want to know what their
hesitation is," said Dawud Walid, executive director of
the CAIR-MI. "If he was doing some sort of threatening
act, then tell the public what it was. You just can't
shoot citizens or legal residents and say, 'Oh, we
killed him, but we're not going to tell you why.'"
Changing Native American Mascots Would Be Positive Step
The U.S. Department of
Education's (DOE) decision to affirm the right of public
schools to have offensive Native American mascots sends
the wrong message to children, who should be learning
about ethnic sensitivity.
Centennial Barn Wins I-CAIR Award (Cincinnati
Centennial Barn helped
plan and facilitate a Muslim-Christian dialogue series
and hosted an Interfaith Iftar dinner, the meal that
traditionally breaks the fast during Ramadan. "We are
humbled and honored to receive this award. It was a
privilege to work with CAIR," said Meyer.
Police Investigate Texas Mosque Paintballing
Applauds Feds for Appearance at Muslim Forum
CAIR-WA Comments on Sgt. Robert Bales Afghanistan
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