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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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Sponsor the CAIR-SFBA 22nd Anniversary Banquet

May 16, 2016

Reach Over 1,000 Attendees With God’s grace, CAIR-SFBA is excited to be celebrating its 22nd anniversary, and is now taking advertisement and sponsorship requests for the event. The banquet will...

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Register to Vote

May 12, 2016

Click on the Rock the Vote button above to register to vote via an easy online form in just a few minutes.

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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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

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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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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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...

Read More

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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