CAIR Condemns Attack on Anti-Islam Event in
FBI Seeks Suspects for Hate Crime at Kansas City
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CAIR-Cleveland Honors French Muslim Hero Who Rescued Customers in Paris
Kosher Supermarket Attack
For his heroic actions, the Cleveland
Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic relations honored him at its 13th
Annual Civil Rights Banquet.
"Very well honored and happy. I have lots of
emotions as well," said Bathily. He's being declared a French National Hero,
but doesn't consider himself one. To him, he just did what he had to do.
CAIR Condemns Attack on
Anti-Islam Event in Texas
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/4/15)
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest
Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an attack
Sunday on an anti-Islam event in Texas.
In a statement, CAIR said:
"We condemn yesterday's attack on an
anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, without reservation.
"We also reiterate our view that violence
in response to anti-Islam programs like the one in Garland is more insulting
to our faith than any cartoon, however defamatory. Bigoted speech can never
be an excuse for violence.
Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) is identified as an
anti-Muslim hate group by
the Southern Poverty Law Center. CAIR had advised American Muslims to
ignore her event.]
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"Muslims in North Texas and across the
nation are shocked and saddened by this inexcusable attack and pray for the
speedy recovery of the officer injured by the attackers.
"We thank the Garland Police Department for
its swift actions to ensure public safety.
"Unfortunately, human history shows us that
hatred breeds more hatred and extremism leads to more extremism.
"Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Geert
Wilders and the perpetrators of yesterday's attack all seek to provoke a
downward spiral of mutual hostility and mistrust in America and around the
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"People of good will must work together to
ensure that extremists of all faiths and backgrounds do not accomplish that
"We reiterate the American Muslim community's
support for freedom of speech - even bigoted speech
its repudiation of terrorism in any form."
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and
advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam,
encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and
build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,
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Jenifer Wicks, litigation director for the Council on American-Islamic
Relations, last October wrote a letter on behalf of the advocacy group to
then-Attorney General Eric Holder requesting an investigation into the Gun
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Last Thursday, April 23,
the Asian Law Caucus held its 43rd Anniversary Dinner.
At the dinner,
CAIR-SFBA was honored with the Yuri Kochiyama Impact Award for their
partnership in upholding the civil rights of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian
Steve King Avoids Talking About Islam After Inviting Islamophobe to Congress
The incongruity of King's praise of Wilders and his discomfort with
publicly endorsing the parliamentarian's statements was obvious to
spectators. "I think when you can't talk directly about your guest's view,
but only about his right to say such a thing, it's very indicative," said
Robert McCaw, CAIR government affairs manager. "Wilders is so extreme far
right that even members of Congress who are identifying with very strong
Islamophobia can't own Wilders' opinions.
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FBI Seeks 2 Suspects for Hate Crime at Muslim Site in Kansas City
The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying two people
responsible for desecration at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City.
The FBI has declared April 3 vandalism as a hate crime.
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Calls on City of Columbus to Allow Hijab for Muslim Officers
CAIR-Ohio expressed concern about a Muslim American woman recruit at the
Columbus Police Academy being forced to leave the Academy as the Police
Division does not allow officers to wear head scarves. The Academy refused
to give her a religious exemption.
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Muslim Groups Speak Against Anti-Terror Program
Nearly 50 Muslim
organizations, in a
statement released by CAIR-MN, said they are opposing the program
because it combines "policing and counter-terrorism efforts with social
services and outreach targeting only one religious and ethnic community.
Event to Focus on Muslims, Rights
The Oklahoma City chapter of
Amnesty International will present a program titled, Muslims & Human Rights
in Oklahoma and Beyond, at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Church of the Open Arms, 3131
N Pennsylvania. The speaker will be Veronica Laizure, director of civil
rights for the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma City chapter.
US Government Will Not Rescue Hundreds of Americans Trapped in Yemen
Last month, three groups filed a
lawsuit in a federal court in Washington against State Department and
Department of Defense officials. And the Council on American Islamic
Relations' in Michigan wants a court-ordered evacuation of citizens.
They say that a 2006 Lebanon evacuation�an operation coordinated between the
State Department and Department of Defense�enabled 15,000 Americans to
Meanwhile, the group has also put up a website called
stuckinyemen.com to help citizens there and said over 700 U.S. citizens
have already signed up to the site.
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