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Under new rules, Muslim inmates in L.A. County jails observe Ramadan

July 26, 2014

By Cindy Chang The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the...

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CAIR-LA Calls for Investigation into Federal Officer Firing Shots at Pro-Palestinian Supporters

July 25, 2014

(ANAHEIM, CA, 7/25/2014) – Today, the Greater Los Angeles area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) sent letters to the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of...

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Cussing at Muslim Woman and Removal of Her Hijab Probed as Hate Crime in Long Beach

By Matt Croker Long Beach's police chief says a hate crime happened when a man cursed at and pulled the head covering-known as a hijab-off a Muslim woman in a...

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CAIR-LA Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Man Who Attacked Muslim Woman

July 23, 2014

(ANAHEIM, CA, 7/23/14) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for the public's help in identifying a suspect who allegedly attacked...

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Civil Rights

Los Angeles Muslim Woman Basketball Player Denied Right to Play by FIBA Hijab Ban

June 19, 2014

(Anaheim, Calif., 6/18/14) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today repeated its request that the Switzerland-based International Basketball Federation (FIBA) change...

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CAIR-CA Offers Condolences on Death of Japanese American Civil Rights Leader Yuri Kochiyama

June 2, 2014

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/2/14) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today offered condolences to the Japanese American community on the loss of Yuri Kochiyama, a prominent...

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CAIR-LA Rep speaks on Panel about Hate Crimes in Orange County

May 28, 2014

On Wednesday, May 28, Women For: Orange County, along with the Orange County Human Relations Commission (OCHRC), hosted a panel discussion in Irvine on the overall state of hate crimes...

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CAIR-LA Welcomes Appeals Court Ruling in Favor of Family of Muslim Shot by LAPD Officer

May 20, 2014

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 5/20/2014) - The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today welcomed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

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Government

CAIR-LA Calls for Investigation into Federal Officer Firing Shots at Pro-Palestinian Supporters

July 25, 2014

(ANAHEIM, CA, 7/25/2014) – Today, the Greater Los Angeles area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) sent letters to the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of...

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CAIR-LA Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Man Who Attacked Muslim Woman

July 23, 2014

(ANAHEIM, CA, 7/23/14) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for the public's help in identifying a suspect who allegedly attacked...

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CAIR-CA Launches Letter-Writing Campaign for Gaza at Ramadan Events

July 22, 2014

ANAHEIM, CA, 7/22/2014) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today announced the launch of a letter-writing campagin to call for an end to the killing...

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CAIR-LA Congratulates Recipients of Future50

July 21, 2014

(Anaheim, Calif. – 07/21/14) Today CAIR-LA Congratulates honorees from all across Southern California for being selected in this year's Future50 cohort. Future 50 is a project of the Interreligious Council of Southern...

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Under new rules, Muslim inmates in L.A. County jails observe Ramadan

July 26, 2014

By Cindy Chang The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the...

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Cussing at Muslim Woman and Removal of Her Hijab Probed as Hate Crime in Long Beach

July 25, 2014

By Matt Croker Long Beach's police chief says a hate crime happened when a man cursed at and pulled the head covering-known as a hijab-off a Muslim woman in a...

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Southern California residents urge constructive dialogue between Israel, Palestine

July 17, 2014

By Susan Abram As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalated into a ground invasion Thursday, members of several Southern California associations expressed anger, sadness and frustration for both sides of the nearly...

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Muslims focus on public speaking, advocacy at Granada Hills conference | LA Daily News

June 22, 2014

  By Brenda Gazzar Muslims of diverse backgrounds gathered at the Islamic Center of Northridge in Granada Hills on Sunday to discuss the topics of leadership, public speaking, organizing and...

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