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CAIR Welcomes President’s Remarks at First Visit to U.S. Mosque

February 4, 2016

President rejects ‘inexcusable political rhetoric’ targeting Muslims The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed remarks by President Obama at the...

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CAIR Releases Results of Muslim Voter Survey Ahead of Primary Elections

February 1, 2016

73 percent of Muslim voters say they will go to the polls in state primaries, Islamophobia top issue The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights...

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We Want 1,000 Muslims Lobbying at the Capitol. Are You In?

January 31, 2016

Dear community members and friends, I am pleased to share that CAIR’s largest civic engagement event of the year is upon us! It is none other than our fifth annual...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

January 27, 2016

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: Last Spring a Muslim woman who wears hijab was going to traffic court and passing through security when...

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Civil Rights

From the Civil Rights Desk

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: Last Spring a Muslim woman who wears hijab was going to traffic court and passing through security when...

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CAIR-SFBA Welcomes Hate Crimes Charges for Anti-Muslim Attack; Urges Community Vigilance

December 17, 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today welcomed hate crimes charges brought against the suspect involved in an attack on one of several...

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CAIR-LA Asks FBI to Probe Bullet-Riddled Copy of the Quran Left at Islamic Store as Hate Crime

December 2, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called on the FBI to investigate as a hate crime an incident in which an apparently...

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CAIR Reports Unprecedented Post-Paris Backlash Against U.S. Muslims

November 25, 2015

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released an initial report on the unprecedented backlash and discrimination targeting the nation’s Muslim...

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Government

CAIR Welcomes President’s Remarks at First Visit to U.S. Mosque

February 4, 2016

President rejects ‘inexcusable political rhetoric’ targeting Muslims The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed remarks by President Obama at the...

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Save the Date: 5th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

January 22, 2016

Monday, April 25 Join Muslims from across California at the State Capitol, to meet with your legislators and advocate for policy changes!

Reporting Back from our Nation’s Capital

January 14, 2016

Asalamu Alaykum, I returned today from Washington DC after being invited by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to attend our President’s final State of the Union address. I was truly honored by...

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Mayor Tom Butt’s Statement Regarding Recent Threats Made Against the Muslim Community in Richmond

December 24, 2015

In response to the recent criminal threats made against our Muslim community, Mayor Tom Butt released the following statement: “I commend the Richmond Police Department for their work in stopping...

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In the News

American Muslim Community Concerned About Backlash

December 5, 2015

In the wake of Wednesday’s San Bernardino mass shooting tragedy, many in the American-Muslim community are concerned about being the target of backlash. Some American Muslims are on edge and...

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Bay Area Muslim Community Speaks Out Against San Bernardino Attack

When we first learned that the suspects in the San Bernardino shootings were American Muslims, many within the American Muslim community spoke out against the horrific crime, including those here...

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Video: CAIR-LA Director Hussam Ayloush Interviewed by CNN on Islamophobia, San Bernardino Shootings

“We condemn this horrific and revolting attack and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush....

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Media and Political Responses to San Bernardino Massacre Reveal Racial Coding and Assumptions of Collective Guilt

These occur in the midst of an already-vicious anti-Muslim backlash. Wednesday’s horrifying shooting rampage at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, which left 14 innocent people dead and...

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