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California Muslims to Lobby State Lawmakers on 4th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

April 24, 2015

On Monday, April 27, hundreds of California Muslims will meet with their state lawmakers in Sacramento as part of the fourth annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) organized by...

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CAIR Statement of Solidarity with the Armenian People

In a statement marking the April 24, 2015, 100th anniversary of the mass slaughter of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said: “On the 100th...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

April 22, 2015

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: A family attempted to board an airport shuttle bus, but were denied entrance by the shuttle bus driver...

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Free Soltan: Local Event Seeks Release of American Mohamed Soltan on Hunger Strike in Egyptian Prison

April 10, 2015

Bay Area activists are hosting an event to bring awareness to the plight of hunger-striker Mohamed Soltan, a US citizen held in Egyptian prison since August 2013. WHAT: Free Soltan:...

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Civil Rights

From the Civil Rights Desk

April 22, 2015

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: A family attempted to board an airport shuttle bus, but were denied entrance by the shuttle bus driver...

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Arab, Muslim and Asian Groups Sue Kerry, Carter Over U.S. Citizens Trapped in ‪‎Yemen‬

April 9, 2015

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against Secretary of State...

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CAIR and ALC File Complaint with San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints over SFPD/FBI Activity

March 26, 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC), filed a complaint today with the City and County of San...

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Know Your Rights in Law Enforcement Interactions

March 25, 2015

If you are visited by federal law enforcement agents, remember: Once you identify yourself, you have the right to refuse to answer any further questions. Moreover, if law enforcement agents...

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Government

California Muslims to Lobby State Lawmakers on 4th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

April 24, 2015

On Monday, April 27, hundreds of California Muslims will meet with their state lawmakers in Sacramento as part of the fourth annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) organized by...

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Arab, Muslim and Asian Groups Sue Kerry, Carter Over U.S. Citizens Trapped in ‪‎Yemen‬

April 9, 2015

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against Secretary of State...

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FAQ About Muslim Day at the Capitol

April 2, 2015

What is Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC)? It’s the California version of a national effort to bring American Muslims together to meet with their legislators and advocate on issues...

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San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim & Civil Rights Organizations Call for Evacuation of U.S. Citizens Trapped in Yemen

On Friday, April 3, San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), and Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus will...

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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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