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CAIR-CA Publishes 2016 Civil Rights Report

July 25, 2016

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-California) today published the 2016 CAIR California Civil Rights Report, which reveals that anti-Muslim bias incidents saw a significant increase since last...

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Islamophobic Capitol Hill Conference ‘Postponed’ After Speakers Pull Out

July 11, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the “postponement” of an Islamophobic conference targeting constitutionally-protected religious accommodations in the workplace...

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Heartbroken & Seeking Direction Following the Recent Killings?

July 8, 2016

Here is How You Can Take Action As Salaam Alaikum, For too long now, unarmed Black men and women have been killed in police interactions. Thus far this year, over...

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CAIR Calls for Congressional Hearings on Police Shootings in La., Minn.

July 7, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for hearings by the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to address public outrage...

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Civil Rights

CAIR-CA Publishes 2016 Civil Rights Report

July 25, 2016

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-California) today published the 2016 CAIR California Civil Rights Report, which reveals that anti-Muslim bias incidents saw a significant increase since last...

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

May 3, 2016

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 behalf of a Muslim...

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CAIR Attorneys, Muslim Family to Meet with Hayward School About Bullying Incident

March 23, 2016

Later today, attorneys from the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will meet with Cesar Chavez Middle School regarding an incident of bullying targeting...

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CAIR Welcomes Jail Time for Man Who Threatened to Bomb California Mosque

March 22, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today welcomed the jail time handed out to a Richmond, California, man who was sentenced Friday for...

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Government

Action Alert: Ask California Assembly Members to Oppose Anti-BDS Legislation

June 1, 2016

Take action and oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of Recognized Sovereign Nations or Peoples legislation – AB 2844, sponsored by Assembly Member Richard Bloom, which would prohibit public entities,...

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Assembly Bill (AB) 2845 Passes Unanimously on the California State Assembly Floor

May 31, 2016

Legislation Aims to Address Bullying of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian (AMEMSSA) Students Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 2845, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams and sponsored...

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CAIR-CA Legislative Priorities 2016

May 5, 2016

Civic engagement has been a point of focus for us at CAIR this election year. We hope to continue the momentum of Muslim Day at the Capitol over the course...

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Over 600 California Muslims Lobby State Lawmakers at 5th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

April 27, 2016

This past Monday, April 25, over 600 Muslims of all ages from across California held over 90 advocacy meetings with elected officials and their staff in Sacramento as part of...

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In the News

Anti-Muslim School Bullying: Sometimes, It’s Even the Teachers Doing It

May 18, 2016

“Oh no, the rag-head Taliban is here.” “We all think you are a terrorist.” “Is that a bomb in your backpack?” That’s a small sample of the types of comments...

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One woman’s outreach in US: ‘Meet a Muslim’ events

May 11, 2016

I am a Muslim by faith, originally from Pakistan. I ran a computer sales business for 12 years, but after the dot-com bust, business started slowing down. Then 9/11 happened...

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Yearbook Photo Misnames Student in Hijab as ‘Isis,’ Sparks Outrage

May 9, 2016

A high school is facing backlash after a caption below a yearbook photo misidentified a student wearing a hijab as “Isis.” The student at Los Osos High School, located in...

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East Bay Muslim student is called a terrorist, has hijab tugged | SJ Mercury

March 28, 2016

A 13-year-old Muslim girl said she is afraid after a Hayward classmate called her a terrorist and pulled at her hijab last week. “He asked me twice if I was...

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