In the News Archive

2014

Image for News Release - ABC Family’s ‘Alice in Arabia’ Draws Concern from Muslim Advocates
ABC Family’s ‘Alice in Arabia’ Draws Concern from Muslim Advocates  |  Mar 21, 2014

CAIR-LA announced Wednesday that it has asked ABC Family to meet with Muslim and Arab-American community leaders to discuss series “Alice in Arabia.” more...

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Islamic center delayed over environmental concerns  |  Mar 12, 2014

Opposition furthered the delay of Islamic community center project by forcing its leaders to conduct a costly Environmental Impact Report. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA in the community and on campus
CAIR-LA in the community and on campus  |  Feb 26, 2014

CAIR-LA reps participate in community and campus events. more...

Image for News Release - Why Does Coca Cola’s Super Bowl Ad Matter?
Why Does Coca Cola’s Super Bowl Ad Matter?  |  Feb 06, 2014

Social media was abuzz over the pronounced diversity of this year's Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad. more...

Image for News Release - L.A. County Sheriff to Retire with Mixed Legacy
L.A. County Sheriff to Retire with Mixed Legacy  |  Jan 21, 2014

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca plans to retire from his position at the end of January and will not seek re-election for a fifth term. more...

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San Gabriel Valley Muslims to pray for rain amid drought, Colby fire http://www.latimes.com/local/l  |  Jan 19, 2014

With no help in sight from the weatherman, Muslim residents of the San Gabriel Valley will turn to a higher power Sunday afternoon, more...

Image for News Release - Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights to Pray for Rain
Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights to Pray for Rain  |  Jan 18, 2014

The Council on American-Islamic Relations asked other denominations and creeds to join them in prayer during services this weekend. more...

Image for News Release - Petition seeking recognition of Muslim holidays in schools fails
Petition seeking recognition of Muslim holidays in schools fails  |  Jan 16, 2014

A petition started by three students asking for recognition of Muslim religious holidays in public schools failed to get enough signatures. more...

Image for News Release - Letters: Fight terrorism - by changing U.S. policy
Letters: Fight terrorism - by changing U.S. policy  |  Jan 09, 2014

CAIR-LA's Communications Coordinator Yasmin Nouh responds to Jane Harman's op-ed in the LA Times. more...

2013

Image for News Release - CAIR-CA Report on Anti-Muslim Bullying Receives Positive Media Coverage
CAIR-CA Report on Anti-Muslim Bullying Receives Positive Media Coverage  |  Dec 20, 2013

CAIR-CA released a first-of-its-kind report documenting bias-based bullying of American Muslim students CA schools/ more...

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Council on American-Islamic Relations Notes Arab Mascot and Alhambra High Mascot  |  Dec 02, 2013

CAIR took note Monday of the recent controversy surrounding the Arab mascot at Coachella Valley High School more...

Image for News Release - California Arab man sparks debate over ethnic mascots
California Arab man sparks debate over ethnic mascots  |  Dec 02, 2013

Ethnic mascots spark controversy once again in the Southland. more...

Image for News Release - Journalist covering leaks at NSA embraces backlash
Journalist covering leaks at NSA embraces backlash  |  Nov 18, 2013

Glenn Greenwald delivered the keynote address at CAIR-LA's 17th-annual banquet. more...

Image for News Release - Journalist who reported on NSA’s tactics to speak in O.C.
Journalist who reported on NSA’s tactics to speak in O.C.  |  Nov 12, 2013

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who reported on the National Security Agency, is scheduled to speak to a Muslim civil liberties group in Anaheim, CAIR more...

Image for News Release - Let’s talk race: California legislative committee holds hearings across the state
Let’s talk race: California legislative committee holds hearings across the state  |  Oct 18, 2013

CAIR-LA's Hussam Ayloush testified at a state assembly hearing entitled “Diversity in California: A Conversation About Us.” more...

Image for News Release - Lomita mosque redevelopment approved
Lomita mosque redevelopment approved  |  Oct 08, 2013

After five years, the Islamic Center of South Bay can move forward with plans to rebuild and renovate its facilities. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA condemns anti-Semitic attacks on Anaheim city councilman
CAIR-LA condemns anti-Semitic attacks on Anaheim city councilman  |  Oct 03, 2013

CAIR-LA asks city council to issue statement condemning hate speech. more...

Image for News Release - Glenn Greenwald Talk in Anaheim Next Month More Vital with NSA “Assassination” Report
Glenn Greenwald Talk in Anaheim Next Month More Vital with NSA “Assassination” Report  |  Oct 02, 2013

Greenwald is set to keynote the 17th annual Faith in Freedom banquet presented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles (CAIR-LA) at the Anaheim Hilton on Nov. 16. more...

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Innocent Americans Targeted in ‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign  |  Sep 23, 2013

"Once you get flagged, you're placed in a federal counterterrorism database," explains Basim Elkarra, executive director of CAIR Sacramento. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA Joins Civil Rights Groups in OC MLK March
CAIR-LA Joins Civil Rights Groups in OC MLK March  |  Sep 01, 2013

CAIR-LA participates in OC rally to commemorate historic March on Washington. more...

Image for News Release - End of Federal Probe into Claims of Anti-Semitic Climate at UCI Cheered
End of Federal Probe into Claims of Anti-Semitic Climate at UCI Cheered  |  Aug 29, 2013

CAIR-CA welcomed the Department of Justice's decision to close investigations at three UC campuses. more...

Image for News Release - Activists call on Rep. Buck McKeon to retract Arabs-Hispanics remark
Activists call on Rep. Buck McKeon to retract Arabs-Hispanics remark  |  Aug 21, 2013

Activists are calling Congressman Howard Buck McKeon to retract his controversial remarks about immigration reform and apologize. more...

Image for News Release - Guest column: Lessons from Sacramento will never be forgotten
Guest column: Lessons from Sacramento will never be forgotten  |  Aug 08, 2013

In late June, nearly 40 American Muslim students from across California were selected to participate in CAIR-CA's leadership building retreat. more...

Image for News Release - Sikh temple tagged with ‘terrorist’; possible hate crime probed
Sikh temple tagged with ‘terrorist’; possible hate crime probed  |  Jul 31, 2013

CAIR-LA stands in solidarity with the Sikh community against bigotry and intolerance. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA Rep Participates in OC NAACP event on Trayvon Martin
CAIR-LA Rep Participates in OC NAACP event on Trayvon Martin  |  Jul 23, 2013

CAIR-LA rep participates in community dialogue about race relations after the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA Intern Writes About Her Ramadan Experience
CAIR-LA Intern Writes About Her Ramadan Experience  |  Jul 12, 2013

CAIR-LA's media relations intern writes for the OC Register about how the beauty of fasting reveals itself through the pangs of hunger. more...

Image for News Release - RAMADAN: Muslim month of fasting begins today
RAMADAN: Muslim month of fasting begins today  |  Jul 09, 2013

The Greater Los Angeles branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations encourages Muslims to know their rights as employees during Ramadan. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR LA Welcomes Southern California Man Home after No-Fly list ‘nightmare’
CAIR LA Welcomes Southern California Man Home after No-Fly list ‘nightmare’  |  Jul 03, 2013

Rehan Motiwala was detained in Bangkok for two weeks due to being placed on the U.S. government's no-fly list. more...

Image for News Release - Secret no-fly list blamed for American’s Bangkok nightmare
Secret no-fly list blamed for American’s Bangkok nightmare  |  Jun 28, 2013

A Pomona medical student spent 10 nights in an airport detention area after his name turned up on the U.S. government's no-fly list. more...

Image for News Release - Hinch: The future of religion? Look at O.C.
Hinch: The future of religion? Look at O.C.  |  Jun 25, 2013

The Orange County Register's new religion reporter reflects on the county's ever-changing religious landscape. more...

Image for News Release - Mosque-building rises as Muslim American clout grows
Mosque-building rises as Muslim American clout grows  |  Jun 23, 2013

The opening of a new mosque in Rowland Heights shows a building boom of such facilities in the southland and around the nation. more...

Image for News Release - New Rowland Heights mosque a product of grass-roots effort
New Rowland Heights mosque a product of grass-roots effort  |  Jun 22, 2013

Construction of the Islamic center was funded by local Muslims rather than foreign donors, a U.S. trend that began after 9/11. more...

Image for News Release - Muslim Day at Capitol promotes local issues
Muslim Day at Capitol promotes local issues  |  May 14, 2013

Local OC resident reflects on her experience at Muslim Day at the Capitol. more...

Image for News Release - Boxer’s Israeli visa bill stirs backlash
Boxer’s Israeli visa bill stirs backlash  |  May 13, 2013

Sen. Barbara Boxer's bill would exempt Israeli visitors from visa restrictions. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA Joins KPFK for a Town Hall Forum on Immigration Reform
CAIR-LA Joins KPFK for a Town Hall Forum on Immigration Reform  |  Apr 24, 2013

CAIR-LA Rep Ameena Qazi speaks at community town hall on the need for comprehensive immigration reform. more...

Image for News Release - BOSTON BOMBINGS: Role of suspects’ Muslim beliefs unclear
BOSTON BOMBINGS: Role of suspects’ Muslim beliefs unclear  |  Apr 22, 2013

Inland Empire Muslim leader reiterates that violence against innocent people violates the basic tenets of Islam. more...

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BOSTON BOMBINGS: Islam condemns violence, Muslim leader reiterates  |  Apr 19, 2013

CAIR-LA Executive Director says Islam condemns violence against innocent civilians. more...

Image for News Release - Updates on Boston manhunt for marathon bombing suspects
Updates on Boston manhunt for marathon bombing suspects  |  Apr 19, 2013

CAIR-LA's Hussam Ayloush joins KPCC's AirTalk with Larry Mantle for up-to-date coverage on the Boston Marathon bombings. more...

Image for News Release - Guest Column: We must forgive, in all events
Guest Column: We must forgive, in all events  |  Apr 04, 2013

Forgiving someone for attempted murder seems unfathomable. more...

Image for News Release - The Associated Press Revises Another Politically Charged Term
The Associated Press Revises Another Politically Charged Term  |  Apr 04, 2013

Stylebook entry for 'Islamist' revised two days after 'illegal immigrant' dropped more...

Image for News Release - Rights groups “express alarm” after Israeli professor in US calls Palestinian student a “cockroach”
Rights groups “express alarm” after Israeli professor in US calls Palestinian student a “cockroach”  |  Apr 04, 2013

A professor at Claremont McKenna College called a Palestinian student “a cockroach” during a mock checkpoint action on campus. more...

Image for News Release - Growing Population Of Muslims Calling Tijuana Home
Growing Population Of Muslims Calling Tijuana Home  |  Mar 29, 2013

In recent years, Muslims have become a more visible population in the border town of Tijuana. more...

Image for News Release - POLITICS: GOP reprimands member for anti-Muslim remarks
POLITICS: GOP reprimands member for anti-Muslim remarks  |  Mar 22, 2013

The SB County Republican Party committee member who made anti-Muslim and anti-Sikh remarks will receive a letter of reprimand from the county GOP. more...

Image for News Release - Southern California Jews and Muslims react to Obama’s Jerusalem speech
Southern California Jews and Muslims react to Obama’s Jerusalem speech  |  Mar 21, 2013

Jewish and Muslim leaders react to Barack Obama's speech to university students in Jerusalem about the Palestinian-Israeli situation. more...

Image for News Release - ‘Let’s start over’: Muslims hope Pope Francis will salvage relations
‘Let’s start over’: Muslims hope Pope Francis will salvage relations  |  Mar 21, 2013

It was with relief and renewed optimism that prominent Muslims and interfaith advocates cheered the newly anointed Pope Francis. more...

Image for News Release - Local Muslim leaders condemn burning of Christian homes in Pakistan
Local Muslim leaders condemn burning of Christian homes in Pakistan  |  Mar 19, 2013

Local Muslim leaders have condemned the recent burning of 170 Christian homes by a mob after offensive comments were made about Prophet Muhammad. more...

Image for News Release - New Pope Brings Hope to Muslim, Jewish Faithful
New Pope Brings Hope to Muslim, Jewish Faithful  |  Mar 13, 2013

The southland's faith communities react to the new papal election. more...

Image for News Release - Nonprofit profile: Council on American-Islamic Relations
Nonprofit profile: Council on American-Islamic Relations  |  Mar 06, 2013

CAIR-LA is profiled OC Register's "Nonprofit Profile". more...

Image for News Release - Ameena Qazi: Sister Lawyer
Ameena Qazi: Sister Lawyer  |  Mar 06, 2013

Ameena Qazi, deputy executive director and lead attorney at CAIR-LA, is featured in OC Weekly. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA at the Capitol, in the Community and on Campus
CAIR-LA at the Capitol, in the Community and on Campus  |  Mar 05, 2013

CAIR-LA aimed to represent your voice at Capitol Hill this past week, and participated in campus and community outreach events. more...

Image for News Release - Federal lawsuit over proposed Lomita Islamic center settled
Federal lawsuit over proposed Lomita Islamic center settled  |  Feb 04, 2013

The federal government has settled a lawsuit with Lomita over a proposed new Islamic Center. more...

Image for News Release - “The Tortured: Stories of Survival” Interview with KPFK
“The Tortured: Stories of Survival” Interview with KPFK  |  Jan 27, 2013

A new documentary debuting this Saturday, Feb. 2 at Titan Theater sheds light on the reality of torture. Click here for more info on the screening. more...

Image for News Release - Media Urged to Drop Term ‘Islamist’ in New Year
Media Urged to Drop Term ‘Islamist’ in New Year  |  Jan 03, 2013

A Muslim civil rights group is urging the media and the public to be more judicious in how they describe Muslim public officials. more...

Image for News Release - ‘Deception’ film promotes intolerance of Islam
‘Deception’ film promotes intolerance of Islam  |  Jan 03, 2013

Stephen Emerson’s documentary, ‘The Grand Deception,’ contributes to an industry that employs fear to create suspicion of Muslims. more...

2012

Image for News Release - Raid On Halal Slaughtering Company Raises Concerns Over Religious Freedom
Raid On Halal Slaughtering Company Raises Concerns Over Religious Freedom  |  Dec 19, 2012

Was an October raid on a halal slaughtering company in Iowa selective or not? more...

Image for News Release - Video: CAIR-LA’s Hussam Ayloush on Gaza, Israel on KTLA
Video: CAIR-LA’s Hussam Ayloush on Gaza, Israel on KTLA  |  Nov 21, 2012

CAIR-LA's Executive Director Hussam Ayloush discusses the latest rounds of attacks in Gaza and Israel with KTLA morning news anchors. more...

Image for News Release - Muslim leaders address perceptions of faith in wake of Inland Empire arrests
Muslim leaders address perceptions of faith in wake of Inland Empire arrests  |  Nov 20, 2012

Four Inland Empire men who converted to Islam and later arrested for allegedly conspiring to perform terrorist acts has a local Imam worried more...

Image for News Release - Poll: More Muslim voters support Obama, but one-fourth are undecided
Poll: More Muslim voters support Obama, but one-fourth are undecided  |  Oct 24, 2012

A poll of Muslim voters has found 25 percent of respondents still undecided as to the presidential election more...

Image for News Release - Islamic Leaders: Libyan Attacks “Deplorable”
Islamic Leaders: Libyan Attacks “Deplorable”  |  Sep 12, 2012

Islamic civil rights leaders say the death of Christopher Stevens in Libya intended to create chaos. more...

Image for News Release - Eight attacks, 11 days
Eight attacks, 11 days  |  Aug 14, 2012

There's a crime wave targeting houses of worship, most of them Muslim. Is something sinister at work? more...

Image for News Release - This American Life: The Convert
This American Life: The Convert  |  Aug 10, 2012

In 2006, a new convert showed up at a mosque in Orange County - his name was Craig Monteilh, and he was working undercover for the FBI. more...

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Jewish group cancels speech by controversial author Pamela Geller  |  Jun 25, 2012 by Rick Rojas

Hours before the Geller was set to give a lecture, the Jewish Federation cancels the event. Geller later speaks at a hall a few miles away. more...

Image for News Release - Anti-Muslim activist barred from speaking at Jewish Federation headquarters
Anti-Muslim activist barred from speaking at Jewish Federation headquarters  |  Jun 25, 2012 by Jonah Lowenfeld

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles barred anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller from delivering a previously scheduled speech on June 24. more...

Image for News Release - Rabbi’s Speech called hateful
Rabbi’s Speech called hateful  |  May 16, 2012

Shifren told a cheering audience, “I am an Islamaphobe and everything we need to know about Islam, we learned on 9/11.” more...

Image for News Release - L.A. rabbi, running for U.S. Senate, draws fire for anti-Islamic comments
L.A. rabbi, running for U.S. Senate, draws fire for anti-Islamic comments  |  May 16, 2012

A rabbi based in Southern California who is running for U.S. Senate has come under fire for anti-Islamic comments that were captured on video. more...

Image for News Release - L.A. Rabbi-Turned-Candidate Raises Hackles
L.A. Rabbi-Turned-Candidate Raises Hackles  |  May 16, 2012

Longshot Senate Hopeful Condemned for Anti-Islamic Comments more...

Image for News Release - California Tea Party “White Christian” Settler Rabbi for U.S. Senate
California Tea Party “White Christian” Settler Rabbi for U.S. Senate  |  May 14, 2012

I‘ve never seen any Jew, let alone a rabbi subsume himself under the phrase “white Christian America.” more...

Image for News Release - California Muslims Seek Political Clout
California Muslims Seek Political Clout  |  May 08, 2012

First-ever Capitol gathering marks determination to influence civil rights debate. more...

Image for News Release - Video: CAIR ‘Muslim Day’ at Calif. Capitol Promotes Civic Engagement
Video: CAIR ‘Muslim Day’ at Calif. Capitol Promotes Civic Engagement  |  May 08, 2012

Members of the California Muslim community are taking part in the 1st annual "Muslim Day at the Capitol" in Sacramento. more...

Image for News Release - OC Muslims Connect With Japanese-American Internment Struggle at Manzanar
OC Muslims Connect With Japanese-American Internment Struggle at Manzanar  |  Apr 30, 2012 by Yasmin Nouh, OC Weekly

Muslims from OC share their personal experiences and impressions from a recent trip to Manzanar organized by CAIR-LA. more...

Image for News Release - Muslims from O.C. see meaning in Manzanar
Muslims from O.C. see meaning in Manzanar  |  Apr 28, 2012 by Frank Shyong

53 members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations rode the 240-mile (one-way) ride from Anaheim to visit the site of the one-time camp. more...

Image for News Release - RELIGION: Younger, U.S.-born Inland imams emerging
RELIGION: Younger, U.S.-born Inland imams emerging  |  Apr 23, 2012 by http://www.pe.com/local-news/local-news-headlines/20120327-religion-younger-u.s.-born-inland-imams-emerging.ece

Last month, 21-year-old leader Mohamed Mabrouk was appointed Imam of a Murrieta mosque. more...

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Lomita mosque files religious discrimination suit against the city  |  Mar 21, 2012 by Nick Green, Torrance Daiily Breeze

A Lomita mosque has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the city engaged in religious discrimination when its renovation plans were rejected. more...

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The Heroes Who Uncovered the NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance  |  Mar 05, 2012 by Munira Syeda, Huffington Post

The Associated Press's Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Chris Hawley and Eileen Sullivan worked together to uncover the NYPD's Muslim surveillance. more...

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Number of US Mosques grows 74 percent since 2000, despite post-9/11 anti-Muslim sentiment  |  Feb 29, 2012 by Ruxandra Guidi, 89.3KPCC

According to a new study, Southern California has a growing number of mosques serving both foreign and native-born Muslims. more...

Image for News Release - Terrorism, Civil Liberties Explored
Terrorism, Civil Liberties Explored  |  Jan 01, 2012

The event commemorated Human Rights Day, 2011, the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. more...

2011

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Muslim graves vandalised at disputed Jerusalem site  |  Nov 10, 2011 by Yahoo News

Plan to build museum of tolerance over Muslim grave site stirs controversy more...

Image for News Release - Watch CAIR-LA Gala Live Stream
Watch CAIR-LA Gala Live Stream  |  Nov 05, 2011

For the first time, One Legacy Radio will host a live streaming of the CAIR-LA 15th Anniversary Gala. more...

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Israeli museum not so tolerant, group of archaeologists say  |  Oct 24, 2011 by Maher Abukhater, Los Angeles Times

Archaeologists denounce plan to build museum over Muslim burial ground more...

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Jerusalem’s Museum of Tolerance Under Fire—For Intolerance  |  Oct 21, 2011 by Andrew Lawler, ScienceMag.org

84 archaeologists write letter speaking out against museum project more...

Image for News Release - Want to Sue the FBI for Spying on Your Mosque? Sorry, That’s Secret.
Want to Sue the FBI for Spying on Your Mosque? Sorry, That’s Secret.  |  Aug 08, 2011 by Hamed Aleaziz

Obama, once a critic of the state secrets doctrine, has invoked it repeatedly. But critics say his latest use of Bush's favorite get-out-of-court-free card is different. more...

Image for News Release - O.C. Muslims welcome Ramadan in year of Uprisings
O.C. Muslims welcome Ramadan in year of Uprisings  |  Aug 02, 2011 by Mona Shadia, Daily Pilot

CAIR-LA official says the Muslim tradition has 'a different taste' this year. more...

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US attorney general invokes state secrets privilege in suit Calif. Muslims filed against FBI  |  Aug 02, 2011 by The Washington Post

Southern California Muslims filed a lawsuit claiming that the FBI monitored their activities solely because of their religion. Craig Monteilh describes how the FBI taught him to integrate himself into the Orange County Muslim community to secretly gather private information. more...

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ACLU Mosque Lawsuit: Muslims Sue FBI, Attorney General Invokes State Secret Rules  |  Aug 02, 2011 by Thomas Watkins, Huffington Post

U.S. Attorney General invokes states secret privilege in a mosque lawsuit. more...

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Editorial: Issues That Matter to Muslims  |  Jul 29, 2011 by Orange County Register

The diverse group included religious, business and educational leaders discussed the many upcoming events of Ramadan, as well as media coverage of events, such as the mass killings in Norway, and various public policy issues. more...

Image for News Release - Legal Battle over Campus Protest Raises Questions of Free Speech, Islamophobia
Legal Battle over Campus Protest Raises Questions of Free Speech, Islamophobia  |  Jul 27, 2011 by Raymond Barrett , The Washington Diplomat

The Irvine 11 are the lead actors in an incident that has escalated from a minor campus protest to a lengthy legal investigation, which along the way has raised questions regarding First Amendment rights, the specter of Islamophobia in a post-9/11 America, and accusations of judicial impropriety and prejudice within the local district attorney's office more...

Image for News Release - La Mirada Mosque Vandalized
La Mirada Mosque Vandalized  |  Jul 19, 2011 by Venusse Navid

La Mirada mosque was vandalized on Monday, July 18 when someone threw a rock through the mosque's newly installed rear doors according to Rezaur Rahman, the president of Muslim Community Services Inc. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA Helps Mark Juneteenth
CAIR-LA Helps Mark Juneteenth  |  Jun 20, 2011 by Joy Juedes, Redlands Daily Facts

Local committee holds voter registration training, documentary screening and discussion more...

Image for News Release - Billboard Touting American Muslims Put Up By Houston CAIR Chapter
Billboard Touting American Muslims Put Up By Houston CAIR Chapter  |  Jun 09, 2011 by Richard Connelly, Houston Press

A Campaign to Highlight the Contributions of American Muslims more...

Image for News Release - Jerusalem Approves Revised Plan for Contested Museum of Tolerance Site
Jerusalem Approves Revised Plan for Contested Museum of Tolerance Site  |  Jun 09, 2011 by Nir Hasson, Haaretz.com

Building a Museum of Tolerance on a Medieval Muslim Cemetery Defeats the Museum's Goal of Building Tolerance more...

Image for News Release - A Search for Truth Brings Justice to WWII Japanese American Internees
A Search for Truth Brings Justice to WWII Japanese American Internees  |  Jun 08, 2011 by Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Uncovers Racial Prejudice Behind Forced Relocation of Japanese more...

Image for News Release - Imam Teaches Islam with a Distinct U.S. Style
Imam Teaches Islam with a Distinct U.S. Style  |  May 27, 2011 by Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times

Suhaib Webb's Take on Islam more...

Image for News Release - Obama Gives New Spin to Familiar Mid-East Strategy
Obama Gives New Spin to Familiar Mid-East Strategy  |  May 19, 2011 by Beige Luciano-Adams, Whittier Daily News

A Policy Shift for the "New" Middle East more...

Image for News Release - Lies Don’t Keep Us Safe
Lies Don’t Keep Us Safe  |  May 09, 2011 by Los Angeles Times

Government Lies to Judge in a Case About Surveillance of Muslims in Southern California more...

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What I Learned at the Asian & Pacific Islander Policy Summit  |  May 06, 2011

CAIR-LA Intern Shahd Bahgat reports on what skills she gained at the Summit. more...

Image for News Release - His Holiness Speaks on Human Rights Awareness and Compassion in two California Universities
His Holiness Speaks on Human Rights Awareness and Compassion in two California Universities  |  May 05, 2011 by Phayul

Dalai Lama Receives "Shine a Light on Human Rights" Award more...

Image for News Release - National Day of Prayer a Testament to America’s Uniqueness, Backers Say
National Day of Prayer a Testament to America’s Uniqueness, Backers Say  |  May 05, 2011 by Daniel B. Wood, The Christian Science Monitor

Speeches and Gatherings of Many Different Faiths more...

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Southern Californian Muslims Glad bin Laden Dead  |  May 02, 2011 by Susam Valot, KPCC Radio

American Muslims Welcome bin Laden's death more...

Image for News Release - Bin Laden’s Death a Fresh Start, Muslims Hope
Bin Laden’s Death a Fresh Start, Muslims Hope  |  May 02, 2011 by Lora Hines, The Press Enterprise

Hope for an End to Islamophobia more...

Image for News Release - Bin Laden’s Death May Ease Anti-Muslim Sentiment in U.S.
Bin Laden’s Death May Ease Anti-Muslim Sentiment in U.S.  |  May 02, 2011 by Raja Abdulrahim , Los Angeles Times

Hope for Change more...

Image for News Release - O.C. Muslim Leaders Cheer bin Laden’s Death
O.C. Muslim Leaders Cheer bin Laden’s Death  |  May 02, 2011 by Eric Carpenter, Orange County Register

A Response from the Muslim Community more...

Image for News Release - Due credit to Muslims for sending the right message on Terry Jones
Due credit to Muslims for sending the right message on Terry Jones  |  Apr 25, 2011 by Tim Kowal, The League of Ordinary Gentlemen

Muslims Support Jones' First Amendment Right more...

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Olive Tree Initiative aims to hear both sides in Middle East conflict  |  Apr 23, 2011 by Jonanna Clay, Daily Pilot

Group of UCI students takes trips to Middle East to talk to officials, activists in both Israeli and Palestinian territories. more...

Image for News Release - Muslim leaders focus on contemporary problems
Muslim leaders focus on contemporary problems  |  Apr 09, 2011 by Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times

Muslim Issues more...

Image for News Release - Hussam Ayloush: Villa Park: Condemn hateful rhetoric against Muslims
Hussam Ayloush: Villa Park: Condemn hateful rhetoric against Muslims  |  Apr 05, 2011 by Hussam Ayloush, Orange County Register

Condemning Hateful Rhetoric more...

Image for News Release - An Islamic Call to Action in Support of America’s Workers
An Islamic Call to Action in Support of America’s Workers  |  Mar 31, 2011

"We are One" Campaign for Workers' Rights begins April 1. more...

Image for News Release - Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly ignites controversy with speech at Islamic charity event
Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly ignites controversy with speech at Islamic charity event  |  Mar 24, 2011 by Mona Shadia and Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times

Villa Park Councilwoman Ignites Controversy with her Speech more...

Image for News Release - Rally to Stop Islamophobia
Rally to Stop Islamophobia  |  Mar 24, 2011 by Ernesto Arce, KPFK News

Protests at Villa Park more...

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Hundreds protest anti-Muslim remarks by Villa Park councilwoman  |  Mar 23, 2011 by Mona Shadia

Protests ignite over Anti'Muslim Remarks more...

Image for News Release - Councilwoman Deborah Pauly’s Speech at Yorba Linda Protest Rally
Councilwoman Deborah Pauly’s Speech at Yorba Linda Protest Rally  |  Mar 22, 2011

Her Anti-Muslim Remarks included References to Muslims as "Enemies of America." more...

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Muslim Supporters protest Villa Park Councilwoman  |  Mar 22, 2011 by FRANK SHYONG, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

A large crowd gathered in front of City Hall to voice strong opinions for and against the Councilwoman. more...

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CAIR-LA Congratulates Reverend Guibord on her Center’s Opening  |  Feb 28, 2011

Guibord Center to Build on Interfaith Understanding more...

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Suit Accuses FBI of Spying at Mosques in California  |  Feb 24, 2011 by Jennifer Medina, New York Times

Case is one of countless Complaints heard from SoCal Muslims. more...

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Lawsuit alleges FBI violated Muslims’ freedom of religion  |  Feb 22, 2011 by Jerry Markon, Washington Post

Hundreds of Muslims Targeted for Surveillance because of their Religion. more...

Image for News Release - ‘Mooz-lum’: A Muslim American Perspective in Film
‘Mooz-lum’: A Muslim American Perspective in Film  |  Feb 15, 2011 by Anna Almendrala, Huffington Post

Film showcases struggles of a Muslim American youth more...

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10 Effects of the Fall of the Modern-Day Pharaoh  |  Feb 11, 2011 by Hussam Ayloush, Huffington Post

A golden opportunity for U.S. to support reform, democracy in Egypt more...

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Are American Muslims being Radicalized?  |  Jan 24, 2011

CAIR-LA Executive Director Discusses Rep. King's Hearings with NPR's Patt Morrison more...

2010

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TSA Scanners, Pat-downs Vexing for Muslims, other Religious Groups  |  Dec 23, 2010 by Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post

Revamping of Airport Checkpoint System Urged. more...

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CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush lauds city’s approval of Temecula mosque  |  Dec 10, 2010

Hussam Ayloush's letter published in Press-Enterprise more...

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Internment and Detainment for National Security?  |  Dec 08, 2010 by Sharon Kyle, laprogressive.com

CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush speaks on "Politics of Fear & Persecution" more...

Image for News Release - Time for FBI to stop spying on American Muslims
Time for FBI to stop spying on American Muslims  |  Dec 07, 2010 by Wajahat Ali, guardian.co.uk

Elaborate sting operations not only risk entrapment of bogus terrorist suspects, but worse, they wreck vital community trust more...

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Calif. Mosque Mole Erodes Trust Between Muslims, FBI  |  Dec 06, 2010

When Farouk al-Aziz allegedly tried to incite members of a California mosque to blow up a mall, they reported him to the FBI, but nothing happened. more...

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Tension Grows Between Calif. Muslims, FBI  |  Dec 05, 2010 by Jerry Markon, Washington Post

Tension Grows After Informant Infiltrates Mosque more...

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Trial by Entrapment  |  Dec 03, 2010 by Adam Serwer

A new case in Oregon reignites concerns over how the government catches terrorists. more...

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UC president Yudof: Speech is protected  |  Nov 06, 2010 by Tom Ragan, dailypilot.com

At Rose Project event, Constitution expert says he can't prohibit UC students from speaking against political policies. more...

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CAIR banquet draws about 2,000  |  Nov 05, 2010 by Nuran Alteir, ocregister.com

The local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations held its 14th annual banquet at the Anaheim Hilton Saturday, drawing about 2,000 people to the hotel. more...

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FBI tactics against Muslims questioned  |  Oct 07, 2010 by Salvador Hernandez, ocregister.com

Muslim leaders are calling on the Department of Justice to look into the FBI's handling of an investigation against a Tustin man who once faced immigration charges and accusations of being a terrorist sympathizer more...

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Oops: Feds Drop Charges Against Supposed OC Terrorist  |  Oct 01, 2010 by Nich Schou, ocregister.com

Federal prosecutors have just asked a judge to drop all charges against Niazi, who they charged with immigration fraud last year after he refused to become an informant for the FBI. more...

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Feds want case dropped against Afghan  |  Sep 30, 2010 by Amy Taxin and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

One of CAIR-LA's biggest and hottest cases dealing with FBI abuses against the Muslim community about to be resolved. more...

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Disney Oks Muslim intern to wear scarf  |  Sep 27, 2010 by Eric Carpenter, ocregister.com

Disneyland officials have reached an agreement with a Muslim college intern allowing her to wear a head covering while on the job, Muslim community leaders and Disney officials said Monday. more...

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Disneyland allows park worker to wear religious scarf at work  |  Sep 27, 2010 by Robert Faturechi, los angeles times

Disneyland has agreed to allow a company intern to wear her religious headscarf at work, according to a Muslim rights group that intervened after the woman was told she would have to work in the stockroom. more...

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Disneyland Oks Headscarf for Muslim employee  |  Sep 27, 2010 by Laura Bly, usatoday.com

"We live in an increasingly diverse world, and Disney needs to be able to recognize that diversity as well as accommodate it among its employees," says CAIR's Syeda. more...

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Islamophobia reaches OC  |  Sep 21, 2010 by Yvette Cabrera, ocregister.com

Anwar Hijaz, a 22-year-old Irvine resident, was recently harassed by a stranger who made derogatory remarks about her Muslim identity. more...

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This Just In: Islamophobia  |  Sep 13, 2010 by Bill Boyarsky, truthdig.com

Truthdig: Bill Boyarsky's Columns more...

Image for News Release - O.C. church plans ‘bridge’ to Muslims
O.C. church plans ‘bridge’ to Muslims  |  Sep 09, 2010 by Eric Carpenter, ocregister.com

Mariners Church, one of Orange County's largest churches with 7,500-plus members, is hosting an all-day seminar Saturday called "Bridges." more...

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VIDEO: CAIR-LA Debates Florida Quran burning on Fox  |  Sep 08, 2010

CAIR-LA Rep. on Fox more...

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Muslim Woman and Her Support Team Allege Disneycrimination in Hijab Flap  |  Aug 18, 2010 by Josh Cain, blogs.ocweekly.com

A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at the Disneyland Resort was not allowed to come to work because she was wearing her hijab more...

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Ground Zero mosque: Hussam Ayloush of CAIR argues for building it  |  Aug 16, 2010 by WashingtonPost.com

Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR-LA, discusses the issue of whether an Islamic community center should be built in Lower Manhattan in New York City in an online chat session. more...

Image for News Release - Orange County Muslims embark on ‘spiritual journey’
Orange County Muslims embark on ‘spiritual journey’  |  Aug 10, 2010 by Amanda Portillo, ocregister.com

Ramadan brings sacrifice and faith into focus. more...

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Reporter’s Notebook: Ramadan is a true test of spirituality, faith  |  Aug 10, 2010 by Mona Shadia, DailyPilot.com

Fasting during Ramadan is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. more...

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CAIR-NY’s Zead Ramadan Interviewed on Morning Joe  |  Aug 06, 2010

Zead Ramadan speaks on the interfaith cultural center near Ground Zero more...

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Temecula mosque plan sparks protest  |  Jul 30, 2010 by Jeff Horseman, pe.com

Protesters gathered outside the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley to protest the building of a new mosque in Temecula. A group of counter-protesters assembled in solidarity with the Islam community. more...

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Islamic Group Denounces Planned Protest Against Temecula Mosque  |  Jul 27, 2010 by Phil Willon, latimes.com

A group planed to protest a proposed new mosque in Temecula is harshly denounced by a Southern California Islamic organization more...

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Islamic-American Group Condemns Planned Mosque Protest in Temecula  |  Jul 27, 2010 by JEFF HORSEMAN, The Press Enterprise

The executive director of CAIR-LA denounces the protest in a news release. more...

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Trustees decline to change portrayal of Islam  |  Jul 23, 2010 by Ryan Mac, The Orange County Register

Schools in the Fountain Valley district will not change the way they portray Islamic history to 7th-graders. more...

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Islamaphobes Target Fountain Valley Schools  |  Jul 22, 2010 by Matt Cocker, Orange County Weekly

Members of ACT! for America center on a world history textbook used in Fountain Valley School District seventh grade classrooms. more...

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Activists plan to protest textbook’s Islam portrayal tonight  |  Jul 21, 2010 by Ryan Mac, The Orange County Register

Several local activists say they plan to go to the Fountain Valley school board Thursday to ask for changes in social science textbooks they say have “cleansed'' portrayals of Islamic history. more...

Image for News Release - VIDEO: Civil Rights Groups Hold Racial Profiling Hearing
VIDEO: Civil Rights Groups Hold Racial Profiling Hearing  |  Jul 12, 2010 by CBS2.com

CBS 2 more...

Image for News Release - Video: CAIR Concerned About FBI Questioning of ‘Henderson 7’
Video: CAIR Concerned About FBI Questioning of ‘Henderson 7’  |  Jun 23, 2010

A group of young Muslim men gain notoriety after they are detained by Henderson Police last December more...

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Muslim group says FBI still on Nevada prayer case  |  Jun 22, 2010 by Ken Ritter, MercuryNews.com

CAIR calls on the FBI of wrongly questioning five Muslim men about praying in a shopping center parking lot more...

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Muslim advocacy group says FBI wrong to continue investigating men in Nevada prayer case  |  Jun 22, 2010 by Ken Ritter, Associated Press

Men were detained in Henderson after praying in a commercial parking lot more...

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Muslim Advocacy Group Criticizes FBI for Questioning of 5 SoCal Muslims  |  Jun 21, 2010 by Robert Faturechi, latimes.com

CAIR criticizes the actions of the FBI agents for unjustifiably questioning five Southern California Muslims more...

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Muslim Student Union members shocked by suspension  |  Jun 14, 2010 by Deepa Bharath and Ellyn Pak, Orange County Register

The MSU has appealed the university's decision more...

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UCI committee recommends suspending Muslim student group  |  Jun 14, 2010 by Mona Shadia, Daily Pilot

Recommendation follows repeated disruptions during a February event more...

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Helping U.S. to Reach Out to Young Muslims Worldwide  |  Jun 05, 2010 by Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times

The State Department's representative to Muslim communities travels the globe. Those at home can play a supportive role too, she says. more...

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One Legacy Radio reaches out to ‘Muslims first’  |  May 31, 2010 by Sondos Kholoki-Kahf, InFocus News

Online radio station discusses all things Islam. more...

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Following Haaretz report: Arabs to resume Museum of Tolerance battle  |  May 20, 2010 by Haaretz.com

Arab groups vow to step up opposition to construction on site of 1,000-year-old Muslim cemetery. more...

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Museum of Tolerance Special Report / Time to bury the project with the bones  |  May 18, 2010

A quick glance at the plans for the Museum of Tolerance makes it clear why the huge area allotted and inconceivable investment in titanium and glass have sparked a protest among people who care deeply about Jerusalem. more...

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Museum of Tolerance Special Report / Part III:Unearthing a legal morass  |  May 18, 2010

The High Court approved continued digging at the site based on a disputed report submitted by the Antiquities Authority, which ignored warnings of a senior archaeologist that a ‘rescue’ excavation carried out there had been unsatisfactory. more...

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Museum of Tolerance Special Report / Part II: Secrets from the grave  |  May 18, 2010

Round-the-clock work, long shifts and unprecedented security characterized the five-month excavation of the cemetery on the museum site, where sources say more than 1,000 skeletons were unearthed. more...

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Museum of Tolerance Special Report / Part I: Holes, Holiness and Hollywood  |  May 18, 2010

On the connection between the California-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, run by one of America’s most famous rabbis, the Israel Antiquities Authority, and a feverish excavation at what is probably Israel’s most secret civilian building site. more...

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Museum of Tolerance Special Report / Introduction: Tolerance takes its toll  |  May 18, 2010

Haaretz reveals evidence of a highly dubious, five-month rescue excavation that took place secretly on the site of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, plus other previously unknown details. more...

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Kuwait complains about Israel’s desecration of cemetery  |  Apr 24, 2010 by The Peninsula

Kuwait complains to the international community about Israel's desecration of Ma'man Allah more...

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Rowland Heights Islamic Center in midst of Major Expansion  |  Apr 05, 2010 by Juliette Funes, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Mosque seen as hub for Muslim life, activity more...

Image for News Release - Prayer causes grief for local Muslim group during trip through Nevada
Prayer causes grief for local Muslim group during trip through Nevada  |  Mar 30, 2010 by Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Daily Bulletin

Muslim men detained for 35-40 minutes after 'suspicious activity' report made to police more...

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US Muslims and Sikhs Condemn Killing of Sikh  |  Mar 19, 2010

Three Sikh men had been kidnapped by Militants in Pakistan more...

Image for News Release - CAIR Applauds Fox, Karan Johar for Portrayal of Muslims
CAIR Applauds Fox, Karan Johar for Portrayal of Muslims  |  Mar 12, 2010

Director Karan Johar visits CAIR-LA office to gain a better understanding of discrimination and harassment against American Muslims after 9/11 more...

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Montana State University Islam in America 2010 Symposium  |  Mar 11, 2010

Keynote Speech from the Montana State University "Islam in America" 2010 Symposium, delivered by Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA). more...

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7 Muslim men are detained by Nevada police for praying in parking lot, L.A. civil rights group claim  |  Mar 08, 2010

A Los Angeles Muslim civil rights organization has filed a misconduct complaint and requested an internal investigation of police in Henderson, Nev., after seven Southern California Muslim men were detained and questioned for praying in a parking lot. more...

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CAIR Video: Muslim Detained for Praying in Nevada Speaks Out  |  Mar 07, 2010

Muslim Detained for Praying in Nevada Speaks Out more...

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Men questioned during prayers in Henderson  |  Mar 06, 2010

An Islamic advocacy group has filed a complaint against the Henderson Police Department on behalf of seven Muslim men detained while praying in a gasoline station parking lot in December. more...

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Muslim group says police detained 7 praying men  |  Mar 05, 2010

The nation's largest Muslim advocacy organization filed a complaint with police in a Las Vegas suburb, saying seven Muslim men from southern California were detained and told they were acting suspiciously while praying in a shopping center parking lot. more...

Image for News Release - Palestinian Families Petition the U.N. to Halt Simon Wiesenthal Construction over Mamilla Cemetery
Palestinian Families Petition the U.N. to Halt Simon Wiesenthal Construction over Mamilla Cemetery  |  Mar 05, 2010 by Alternative Information Center

The US-based Center for Constitutional Rights is petitioning various United Nations offices, on behalf of Palestinian families whose ancestors are buried in the Mamilla Cemetery. more...

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A museum of tolerance in name only  |  Mar 03, 2010 by Tamira Sawatsky, The Mark

The decision to build a museum about human dignity on a Muslim graveyard undermines the entire project. more...

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American campaign to save Al-Quds cemetery  |  Mar 01, 2010 by Dina Rabie, Islam Online

A campaign against Israeli plans to build a museum on Al-Quds ancient Muslim cemetery is gaining grounds in the US. more...

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Rude, unpopular speech worth defending  |  Feb 23, 2010 by Hussam Ayloush and James Lafferty , Orange County Register

The student protesters who interrupted the Israeli ambassador's talk at UC Irvine should not be punished for exercising free-speech rights. more...

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Muslims in America seek understanding  |  Feb 22, 2010 by Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Nine years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many Americans still fear Muslims and ask the question, “Why do they hate us?” more...

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Scattered in death as in life  |  Feb 22, 2010 by Nadia Hijab, The Electronic Intifada

The battle over Mamilla encapsulates many aspects of Israel's approach to Palestinian rights since the conflict began more...

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Jerusalem families come out against museum built on ancestors’ graves  |  Feb 19, 2010 by Marian Houk, The Electronic Intifada

Members of prominent Palestinian families from Jerusalem protest against plans by the Simon Wiesenthal Center to build Museum of Tolerance on part of the ancient Mamilla Cemetery more...

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Islamic group defends student protest  |  Feb 17, 2010 by Tom Ragan, Daily Pilot

District attorney should drop charges against 11 students because the incident took place on campus, says CAIR. more...

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Desecrating a Muslim cemetery with a center for human dignity  |  Feb 16, 2010 by Hussam Ayloush , Los Angeles Times

Palestinians in Israel have protested the piecemeal destruction of Jerusalem's Mamilla Cemetery over the decades. more...

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Politics, religion and ignorance — an unhealthy mix  |  Feb 16, 2010 by Hussam Ayloush

Lancaster, a growing city of 145,000 people just north of Los Angeles, recently became embroiled in a heated religious controversy... more...

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Museum creates new Jerusalem divide  |  Feb 16, 2010 by Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

Palestinian families petitioned the United Nations for help in trying to stop Israel and the Simon Wiesenthal Center from constructing a museum on Muslim cemetery. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA at the Progressive Christian Uniting’s 2010 Annual Gala
CAIR-LA at the Progressive Christian Uniting’s 2010 Annual Gala  |  Feb 15, 2010

Sr. Sherrel Johnson represented CAIR-LA at the Progressive Christian Uniting’s 2010 Annual Gala more...

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Constitutionality of prayer debate heats up in Pico Rivera  |  Feb 13, 2010 by Bethania Palma Markus, Whittier Daily News

Newly appointed mayor takes Bible off the dais, sparking the country's 220-year-old debate over church and state. more...

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A Museum of Tolerance we don’t need  |  Feb 12, 2010 by Saree Makdisi, The Los Angeles Times

The Simon Wiesenthal Center should abandon its plan to build a facility on the site of a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. more...

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‘Museum of Tolerance’ provokes row in Jerusalem  |  Feb 11, 2010 by Anne Barker, ABC News

Construction of museum on site of an ancient Muslim cemetery has outraged Palestinians who say it is a deliberate attempt to erase their history. more...

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Row over plan to build Jewish museum of tolerance on site of Muslim cemetery  |  Feb 10, 2010 by Rory McCarthy , Guardian.co.uk

Palestinian families fil petition to challenges court's decision to back building on Muslim cemetery more...

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Palestinian families appeal to UN over construction of “Museum of Tolerance” on Mamilla Cemetery  |  Feb 10, 2010 by Democracy Now

Palestinian families file petition with UN over the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s plans to build “Museum of Tolerance” over historic Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. more...

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Jerusalem Palestinian families come out against building on their ancestors graves  |  Feb 10, 2010 by Marian Houk, American Chronicle

Prominent Palestinian families from Jerusalem protest building of museum over Muslim cemetery more...

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Palestinian descendants petition UN against Israeli construction of ‘Museum of Tolerance’  |  Feb 10, 2010 by The Alternative Information Center

Human rights organizations filed a “Petition for Urgent Action on Human Rights Violations by Israel: Desecration of Ma’man Allah (Mamilla) Muslim Cemetery in the Holy City of Jerusalem” to the United Nations more...

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Palestinians petition UN over construction of Jerusalem museum  |  Feb 10, 2010 by The Associated Press

Human rights activists petitioned the United Nations to stop construction of a Museum of Tolerance on the site of a medieval Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem more...

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Parris responds to rebuke by Muslim group  |  Feb 04, 2010

Muslim group to file complaint against the mayor more...

Image for News Release - Religion, politicians fiery combo in Lancaster
Religion, politicians fiery combo in Lancaster  |  Jan 30, 2010

Lancaster officials become embroiled after controversial remarks more...

Image for News Release - Islamic activists angered by SoCal mayor’s speech
Islamic activists angered by SoCal mayor’s speech  |  Jan 29, 2010

Lancaster Mayor commented about "growing a Christian community" more...

Image for News Release - Vandalism at mosque, interfaith display, suspected as hate crimes
Vandalism at mosque, interfaith display, suspected as hate crimes  |  Jan 04, 2010

The Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced two incidents of what it called “anti-Islam hate” after a Quran was found burned in a mosque parking lot and a Muslim component of a holiday display was defaced, both on New Year’s Day. The two incidents don't appear to be related. more...

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O.C. Islamic Educational Center a target of anti-Muslim acts  |  Jan 03, 2010

Costa Mesa police step up patrols after incidents at the center. The Muslim part of an interfaith display in Mission Viejo was defaced, a group says. more...

2009

Image for News Release - Muslims Say FBI Tactics Sow Anger and Fear
Muslims Say FBI Tactics Sow Anger and Fear  |  Dec 17, 2009

By Paul Vitello and Kirk Semple, New York Times, December 17, 2009 more...

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Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Down in California, Report Finds  |  Dec 15, 2009

480 Incidents Reported Nationwide, a 13 percent Drop from 2007 more...

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Muslim Civil Rights Organization Says Harassment, Discrimination Persist  |  Dec 15, 2009

California and a handful of other states account for 79 percent of those claims more...

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Palestinian fury over Al-Quds museum  |  Dec 02, 2009 by Islam Online

Demolition of Muslim graves in Al-Quds to build Israeli museum sparks fury more...

Image for News Release - His name: Jihad. His message: peace
His name: Jihad. His message: peace  |  Nov 29, 2009

An American-born Muslim earnestly works to dispel stereotypes about his faith. more...

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Both Thanksgiving and Eid al-Adha Focus on Family, Sharing  |  Nov 25, 2009

(Nihad Awad is national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest Muslim civil rights organization.) more...

Image for News Release - American Muslims Express Fear, Frustration after Ft. Hood Shootings
American Muslims Express Fear, Frustration after Ft. Hood Shootings  |  Nov 07, 2009

News that the suspect is one of their own brings up familiar feelings more...

Image for News Release - Inland Mosques Stress Vigilance
Inland Mosques Stress Vigilance  |  Nov 07, 2009

Caution Stressed Amid Fears of Backlash more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA and Riverside Muslims Participate in Protest against Neo-Nazis
CAIR-LA and Riverside Muslims Participate in Protest against Neo-Nazis  |  Oct 26, 2009

Express Support for Immigrants, Immigration Reform more...

Image for News Release - Members of Congress Blast Claims that Muslim Interns are ‘Spies’
Members of Congress Blast Claims that Muslim Interns are ‘Spies’  |  Oct 21, 2009

Mainstream Media Ridicule Fringe Right-Wing Bigots more...

Image for News Release - CAIR Video: Rachel Maddow Exposes Anti-Islam Extremists
CAIR Video: Rachel Maddow Exposes Anti-Islam Extremists  |  Oct 15, 2009

Maddow Interviews Washington Post award-winning columnist Eugene Robinson more...

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Humanitarian Day 2009  |  Sep 25, 2009

An Effort by American Muslims to Serve Community at Large more...

Image for News Release - First Muslim elected to Congress visits Inland area with Message about his Faith
First Muslim elected to Congress visits Inland area with Message about his Faith  |  Sep 18, 2009

By DAVID OLSON, Press-Enterprise, September 18, 2009 more...

Image for News Release - Muslim Roots in Jerusalem as Deep as Jews, Christians
Muslim Roots in Jerusalem as Deep as Jews, Christians  |  Sep 02, 2009

Hussam Ayloush's response to Andrew Busque's letter to the editor of the Morning Sentinel titled "Jerusalem belongs to Jews, not Muslims". more...

Image for News Release - U.S. attorney general engages L.A.‘s Muslim American youths
U.S. attorney general engages L.A.‘s Muslim American youths  |  Aug 26, 2009

In a closed meeting at a local mosque, he tries to bridge relations between the Justice Department and the community, which has been critical of the 'infiltration of mosques,' among other things. more...

Image for News Release - CAIR-LA to Seek Probe Into FBI’s Arrest of Ahmad Niazi
CAIR-LA to Seek Probe Into FBI’s Arrest of Ahmad Niazi  |  Feb 23, 2009

Afghan native claims retaliation for refusal to become informant more...

2008

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Jerusalem museum of tolerance to desecrate Muslim cemetery  |  Nov 18, 2008 by Richard Silverstein, Tikun Olam

City of Jerusalem gives Wiesenthal Center green light to destroy Muslim cemetery in Mamilla neighborhood to build new “museum of tolerance." more...

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Row over Jerusalem Muslim cemetery  |  Nov 08, 2008 by Wyre Davies , BBC

The Wiesenthal Center says it will only build on the part of the cemetery that has already been made into a car park more...

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Travesty of tolerance on display  |  Nov 06, 2008 by Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada

Israeli high court approves building of Jewish Museum of Tolerance over ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem more...

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Encountering peace: A city of tolerance, not a museum of tolerance  |  Nov 04, 2008 by Gershon Baskin, The Jerusalem Post

Construction of museum on Muslim cemetery went under the radar more...

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Wiesenthal Center gets green light to build museum on ancient Muslim cemetery  |  Oct 30, 2008 by The Associated Press

Planning of Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem has sparked a fight with political, religious and historical dimensions between Muslims and Jews more...

2007

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Chipping at foundations of belief
On Old Jerusalem: 
Chipping at foundations of belief  |  Apr 11, 2007 by Omar Ahmad, SFGate.com

Imagine if Iran decided to build a museum on the site of a 1,000-year-old Jewish cemetery, or if the Egyptian government threatened to destroy an ancient Jewish temple. Both scenarios would likely be met with outrage. Members of Congress might make indignant speeches decrying anti-Semitism. They might even threaten to tighten the spigot on aid to Egypt. They would be right to protest such acts. Yet both offenses against another religion are being committed today -- by Israel. And the outrage is conspicuously missing. more...

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Museum of intolerance?  |  Jan 23, 2007 by Daniela Yanai, Los Angeles Times

Museum of Tolerance site becomes test case for tolerance when bulldozers digging its foundation unearthed human remains last year more...

2006

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Bones of contention  |  Oct 30, 2006 by Jessica Steinberg, The Jerusalem Report

Muslims claim that the erection of the museum on Muslim cemetery represents utter disregard for their rights more...

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Israel building museum on Muslim cemetery  |  Sep 09, 2006 by IslamOnline.com

The Israeli government is building the so-called “Museum of Tolerance” on an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. more...

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The hypocrisy of tolerance  |  Sep 02, 2006 by By Meron Benvenisti , Haaretz

Tolerance preachers couldn't care less that they are building on a foundation of generations of Muslim skeletons more...

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Israel plans to build ‘museum of tolerance’ on Muslim graves  |  Feb 09, 2006 by Donald Macintyre, The Independent

Palestinians have launched a legal battle to stop the building of museum at what was the city's main Muslim cemetery. more...

2005

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Muslim graves found at planned site of J’lem Museum of Tolerance  |  Nov 04, 2005 by Jerusalem Post

Muslim graves found at construction site of Museum of Tolerance more...