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Case closed for Hamid Hayat: Feds won’t seek new trial in overturned California terror case

The Council on American-Islamic Relations Sacramento Valley chapter’s Executive Director Basim Elkarra, added, “There aren’t words to express how relieved we are that Hamid is … Read More

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Federal Court Dismisses Charges Against Hamid Hayat

“An innocent man spent nearly 14 years in prison, a family was torn apart and an entire community was left traumatized due to prosecution taking … Read More

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Rejecting Hate, Hundreds Show Up at Orangevale, Calif., Gurdwara’s Open House in Wake of Racist Vandalism

A long list of speakers graced this occasion, as per Siddiqui, starting with Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost, U.S. Attorney Eastern District (Federal) McGregor Scott, … Read More

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Advocacy group blasts Trump administration’s expansion of travel ban

“Three of these are Muslim majority countries. Two of them are about half Muslim,” CAIR Sacramento Valley attorney Dustin Johnson said. Read the whole Fox40 … Read More

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Vandalized Sikh gurdwara in Orangevale to host open house

Following the attack, Basim Elkarra, Executive Director of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), Sacramento Valley/Central California, also condemned  the “hateful act” and vowed to … Read More

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Opinion: Trump treats Iraq with the same disrespect he’s shown Mexico

Basim Elkarra of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said, “That an Iraqi American Muslim immigrant was used as a pretext for military action in the … Read More

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Community meeting held on anti-Muslim bullying incident

Dustin Johnson, a civil rights attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Sacramento Valley chapter, told the attendees to contact his organization about harassment incidents since … Read More

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Grief and Fear in Sacramento Over a Death That Set the World on Edge

“That an Iraqi American Muslim immigrant was used as a pretext for military action in the Middle East is ironic,” said Basim Elkarra, the executive … Read More

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Newly-opened Sikh temple property is vandalized with swastikas and graffiti

“We must all stand up against hate in our communities,” said Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic … Read More

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TRUMP ACCUSED OF PROMOTING ‘BIGOTRY AND HATRED’ BY CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP AFTER SIKH CENTER TARGETED WITH FAR-RIGHT GRAFFITI

“With one retweet of a bigoted, doctored photo, Trump has put entire communities at risk nationwide,” CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central California Executive Director Basim Elkarra said in … Read More