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CAIR-CA Releases Annual Civil Rights Report

Report shows a 49 percent increase in reports of discriminatory treatment during travel.   (LOS ANGELES, CA, 8/29/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the release of a statewide annual civil rights report. CAIR-California’s “Civil Rights Report 2017” summarizes and analyzes all civil rights and immigration complaints in 2016 report…

CAIR-LA’s Press Conference with Local Interfaith and Civil Rights on Trump’s Executive Orders

(ANAHEIM, CA, 1/30/17) – Today, the greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) hosted a press conference in partnership with the Southern California civil rights and interfaith communities, in response to the detention of Muslim travelers at airports across the country as a result of the Executive Order banning refugees and immigrants from Muslim majority countries.

Media Coverage of Hate Letters Sent to CA Mosques

This past weekend, The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) called for stepped-up police protection of local mosques after an anti-Muslim, hate-filled letter supporting President-elect Donald Trump was sent to the Islamic Center of Long Beach and the Islamic Center of Claremont. The hate letter was addressed to the "Children of Satan.” The writer of the letter called Muslims a "vile and filthy peopl…

NBC 4 News: CAIR-LA Rep Says Olympic Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad Inspires Muslim Women

NBC 4 News: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad says Olympic Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad (who made history for being the first hijab-observing woman to represent the U.S. in the Olympics) inspires Muslim women like herself to achieve their dreams.

News Coverage of Los Osos High School Student, Bayan Zehlif, Smeared as “Isis” in Yearbook

On Sunday May 8th, CAIR-LA released a statement titled, "CAIR-LA Concerned About Saftey of Muslim Student Smeared as 'Isis' in H.S. Yearbook" expressing concern about the safety of a Muslim student at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who was pictured with th…

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