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CAIR Calls for National Action on Racism After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 26, 2014

Muslim civil rights group questions ‘problematic’ grand jury process The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a “national...

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After Years of Organizing and Mobilizing by Immigrant Families, President Obama Provides Relief from Deportation to Millions of Immigrants

November 22, 2014

Nearly 5 million protected from deportation, and there is more work to be done President Obama has announced major changes to immigration policy in the face of gridlock in Congress....

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CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Northern California Mosque

November 20, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism targeting a local mosque as...

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CAIR Responds to ‘Bizarre’ Move by UAE

November 17, 2014

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today responded to reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has added CAIR to its...

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Civil Rights

CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Northern California Mosque

November 20, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism targeting a local mosque as...

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SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Anti-Muslim Bus Ads

November 13, 2014

Last Tuesday, November 4th, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution condemning the most recent Islamophobic advertisements placed on San Francisco buses. Board President David Chiu introduced and...

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Abercrombie & Fitch: One Year Later

October 8, 2014

Last week, the United States Supreme Court announced it would review a case against Abercrombie & Fitch stemming from a complaint of religious discrimination in Oklahoma. The week prior marked...

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Has Your Bank Account Been Closed Suddenly?

October 1, 2014

Banking institutions across the nation, including Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and many other national and local financial organizations, are placing undue burdens on American Muslims by closing their...

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Government

CAIR-CA Releases Results of California State Muslim Voter Survey

October 29, 2014

The California offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a October 22 survey indicating that 71% percent of...

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CAIR-SFBA to Host Voter Education Forum in Fremont Tonight

October 25, 2014

This evening, Saturday, October 25th, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in partnership with the Islamic Society of East Bay (ISEB) and the League...

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Seeking Release of American Mohamed Soltan on Hunger Strike in Egyptian Prison

October 18, 2014

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on President Obama to help prevent the imminent death of Mohamed Soltan, an...

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CAIR-CA Welcomes Signing of Law Barring State Agencies from Helping Feds Collect Private Electronic Data

October 3, 2014

This week, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) welcomed Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 828 (SB 828) into law. SB 828 was authored by...

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In the News

Fuelling Islamophobia in the US

November 17, 2014

By: Khaled Beydoun The United Arab Emirates designated two Muslim-American civil rights groups – the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society – among the 83 institutions...

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Drones over San Jose? Worries fly at public hearing

November 13, 2014

By: Robert Salonga The community got its first chance to tell the San Jose Police Department what it thinks of the department’s acquisition of a drone, with the sentiment ranging...

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The 13th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2014

Today is the anniversary of 9/11, an event that has left indelible marks on our society and culture: We’re still grappling with the ramifications of the twin towers, and coming...

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Bank Clients of Middle Eastern Descent Want Answers on Closed Accounts

September 7, 2014

A Florida attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations has asked the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to look into the closures and determine whether race is playing...

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