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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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Will the 2016 Election Muslim-Bashing Knock Us Down or Make Us Stronger?

May 1, 2016

Dear community members, and friends. Zahra Billoo Assalamu Alaykum. Ted Cruz wants to patrol Muslim neighborhoods. Donald Trump wants to ban Muslims from the United States. Islamophobe Frank Gaffney, who...

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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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Legislative Briefing – Islamophobia: Impacts on California

April 21, 2016

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice-CA), Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Chapter (CAIR-CA), and the Sikh Coalition are hosting a briefing titled “Islamophobia: Impacts on California.” The negative...

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Civil Rights

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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From the Civil Rights Desk

February 16, 2016

The first month of 2016 saw a stark uptick in the amount of FBI and JTTF visits to American Muslims in the Bay Area, especially Santa Clara and Alameda Counties....

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Government

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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Legislative Briefing – Islamophobia: Impacts on California

April 21, 2016

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice-CA), Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Chapter (CAIR-CA), and the Sikh Coalition are hosting a briefing titled “Islamophobia: Impacts on California.” The negative...

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Hundreds of Muslim Delegates Lobby Congress on ‘Record-Breaking’ National Advocacy Day

April 19, 2016

Some 330 delegates from more than 28 states are scheduled to meet this week with 225 elected officials and congressional staffers during the “record-breaking” second National Muslim Advocacy Day on...

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What is on Our Legislative Agenda for the 2016 Muslim Day at the Capitol?

April 11, 2016

This year, Muslim Day at the Capitol attendees will be advocating for a breadth of civil rights issues including protections for immigrants, measures to prevent school bullying, the right to engage...

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In the News

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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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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