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13th Annual CAIR-CA Capitol Ramadan Iftar

June 23, 2016

As Salaamu Alaikum Dear Community Members, Last week I attended the CAIR-California 13th annual Capitol Ramadan Iftar commemorating Ramadan. The evening drew more than 200 state elected officials, community members, and interfaith leaders to break...

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Does CAIR qualify to receive Zakat?

June 21, 2016

Muslim scholars have confirmed that Zakat is payable to organizations that exist to serve the Muslim community by protecting their rights.   DOES CAIR QUALIFY TO RECEIVE ZAKAT? Yes. Numerous...

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CAIR-LA, Calif. Muslims, LGBT and Interfaith Leaders to Respond to Orlando Night Club Shooting

June 12, 2016

(Anaheim, CA. – 6/12/16) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations of the greater Los Angeles area (CAIR-LA) along with the LGBT Center of Orange County will hold a news conference with...

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Support CAIR-LA this Ramadan

June 3, 2016

This month, the opportunity to amplify any gift you make is being facilitated by a group of generous donors who have challenged us to raise $100,000. If we meet this...

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Civil Rights

CAIR-LA Files Suit on Behalf of Muslim Woman Stripped of Hijab by Long Beach Police Officers

May 2, 2016

(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/2/16) – The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the filing of a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court on...

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CAIR-LA Calls for Resignation of Top Sheriff’s Department Official Over Anti-Muslim, Racist Emails

May 1, 2016

(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/01/16) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for the resignation of a top Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official...

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CAIR-LA Concerned about Muslim Women allegedly being kicked out of Urth Caffe

April 26, 2016

(ANAHEIM, CA, 4/26/16) – The Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) is deeply concerned that a group of Muslim women were kicked out of Urth Caffe while they...

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CAIR-LA Assists Jewish Student Penalized for Missing Exam on Religious Holiday

April 20, 2016

Muslim civil rights group convinces school to accommodate holidays for students of all faiths  (ANAHEIM, CA, 4/20/16) – The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA)...

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Government

13th Annual CAIR-CA Capitol Ramadan Iftar

June 23, 2016

As Salaamu Alaikum Dear Community Members, Last week I attended the CAIR-California 13th annual Capitol Ramadan Iftar commemorating Ramadan. The evening drew more than 200 state elected officials, community members, and interfaith leaders to break...

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CAIR-CA Announces Release of California Primary Election Proposition Guide

June 2, 2016

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/02/16) – The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today announced the release of a proposition guide for the June 7thCalifornia Primary election.   LINK TO...

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June Primary Election Voter Guide

Proposition 50(1) – Suspension of Legislators. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.(2) CAIR-CA Recommendation: YES Summary Amends the California Constitution to give the Legislature authority to suspend Members of the Assembly or Senate,...

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CAIR-CA Announces Release of California Primary Election Proposition Guide

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/01/16) – The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today announced the release of a proposition guide for the June 7th California Primary election.   LINK...

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In the News

News Coverage of Los Osos High School Student, Bayan Zehlif, Smeared as “Isis” in Yearbook

May 10, 2016

On Sunday May 8th, CAIR-LA released a statement titled, "CAIR-LA Concerned About Saftey of Muslim Student Smeared as 'Isis' in H.S. Yearbook" expressing concern about the safety of a Muslim...

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CAIR Seeks Return of Double-Amputee Syrian Refugee Removed from U.S. Despite Valid Medical Visa

May 5, 2016

(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/5/16) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for the return to the United States of Morhaf Alkordi, a double-amputee Syrian...

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CAIR-LA News Coverage of Suit Filed on Behalf of Muslim Woman Stripped of Hijab by Long Beach Police Officers

May 3, 2016

On Monday May 2nd, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the filing of a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court on...

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CAIR-LA News Coverage of Response to Brussels Attacks

April 6, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the people of Belgium following attacks in that nation’s capital that...

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