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CAIR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Muslim Inmate’s Religious Rights

January 20, 2015

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that a Muslim inmate in...

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CDCR Proposes Canine and Strip Searches of Visitors

January 12, 2015

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is currently considering new regulations for searching visitors and employees while at their facilities. The Department has said these new regulations are...

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U.S. Muslims Condemn Paris Terror Attack, Defend Free Speech

January 7, 2015

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a shooting attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

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CAIR to Announce Lawsuit Over Harassment of California Muslim Prison Guard

January 4, 2015

On Monday, January 5, the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) will hold a news conference in Sacramento to announce the filing of a lawsuit against...

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Civil Rights

CAIR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Muslim Inmate’s Religious Rights

January 20, 2015

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that a Muslim inmate in...

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CDCR Proposes Canine and Strip Searches of Visitors

January 12, 2015

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is currently considering new regulations for searching visitors and employees while at their facilities. The Department has said these new regulations are...

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CAIR to Announce Lawsuit Over Harassment of California Muslim Prison Guard

January 4, 2015

On Monday, January 5, the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) will hold a news conference in Sacramento to announce the filing of a lawsuit against...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

January 1, 2015

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: A community member was thrilled to be hired on as a security guard with a well-known security firm,...

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Government

CAIR Seeks ‘Accountability’ Following Release of Senate Torture Report

December 9, 2014

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said a long-awaited report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA’s use of...

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New DOJ Guidelines Allow ‘Mapping’ of Muslims, Profiling at Airports, Borders

December 8, 2014

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed concerns about the fact that the newly-released U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) revision of its “Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by...

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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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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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