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Today is #GIvingTuesday!

November 29, 2016

Sign Up to be a Champion of Justice and Protect Our Civil Rights Dear Community Members and Friends. Today is the global day of giving, #GivingTuesday! On this special day,...

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CAIR-SFBA Calls for Protection of Mosques After Anti-Muslim, Pro-Trump Letter Sent to San Jose Islamic Center

November 26, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today called for stepped-up police protection of local mosques after an anti-Muslim, hate-filled letter supporting President-elect Donald...

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Video: CAIR’s Zahra Billoo on MSNBC to Discuss Hate Crimes, Islamophobia in Trump Administration

November 21, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed concern about a “troubling Islamophobic trend” in President-elect Donald Trump’s recent appointments and...

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Priebus Remark About ‘Problematic’ Aspects of Islam, Refusal to Rule Out Muslim Registry More Examples of Trump Transition Team’s Islamophobia

November 20, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called remarks by incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus about “problematic” aspects...

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Civil Rights

CAIR-SFBA Files DOT Complaint Against Southwest Airlines for Religious and Racial Profiling

October 5, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today filed a complaint with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings against...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

September 30, 2016

As the blowback from this summer carried over into the month of August, the Bay Area’s American Muslim community continued to experience a steady flow of civil rights concerns. The...

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From the Civil Rights Desk: August 2016

August 25, 2016

The summer saw an increase in concerns around Islamophobia from comments at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the media coverage around the conventions and Da’esh related attacks overseas, and...

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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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Government

Video: CAIR’s Zahra Billoo on MSNBC to Discuss Hate Crimes, Islamophobia in Trump Administration

November 21, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed concern about a “troubling Islamophobic trend” in President-elect Donald Trump’s recent appointments and...

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Priebus Remark About ‘Problematic’ Aspects of Islam, Refusal to Rule Out Muslim Registry More Examples of Trump Transition Team’s Islamophobia

November 20, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called remarks by incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus about “problematic” aspects...

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Moving Forward After the Elections

November 9, 2016

Dear Community Members, Assalamu Alaykum. We know it has been a long day, after several long weeks, and many more months. This Election cycle has been a divisive and vitriolic...

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Everything You Need to Know for Election Day

November 7, 2016

Election Day is this coming Tuesday, November 8th! Do you have questions about voting? Please review the “know your rights” information below before going to the polls: To check if...

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In the News

CAIR-CA Applauds Gov. Brown’s Signing of Bill Addressing Bullying, Harassment of Muslim and Sikh Students

September 26, 2016

The California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing a historic bill, introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams (AB) 2845, which will protect...

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CAIR-SFBA to Host Candidates’ Forums

September 23, 2016

On Saturday, September 17, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a Candidates’ Forum in San Jose at the South Bay Islamic...

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CAIR-California Launches Statewide Voter Engagement Campaign

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today launched a statewide #CAIR2Vote Muslim voter engagement campaign - at www.muslims.vote/ca  - to promote civic engagement,...

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CAIR and Coalition Partners Welcome Passing of AB 2845 in CA State Legislature

August 25, 2016

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 8/24/2016) – The California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) and its coalition partners today welcomed the passing of AB 2845, the Safe Place...

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