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From the Civil Rights Desk

As’ Salaamu Alaikum, My name is Ammad Rafiqi, and I recently joined the CAIR San Francisco Bay Area office as the Civil Rights and Legal Services Coordinator. I have had the chance to meet some of you at our Annual Banquet in December and various community events. These past two months, since I joined CAIR-SFBA, culminated in the end of a tumultuous year for civil rights in America and the renewal of our commitment to advance and protect the civil rights and liberties of Muslim Americans…

CAIR, Walkup Melodia File Lawsuit Challenging Southwest Airlines’ Removal of Arabic-Speaking Passenger

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and the law firm of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of a traveler who was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in April 2016, after another passenger complained of him speaking Arabic on the phone. Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, then a student at UC Berkeley, was on a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport after an event at which he…

CAIR Calls on DHS to Revise or Drop Report Targeting Muslim Immigrants, Residents with Long-Term Profiling and Surveillance

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to revise or drop a draft report that initially urged authorities to target Sunni Muslim legal immigrants and permanent residents for long-term religious profiling and surveillance. The draft report, produced at the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, stated that there wou…

Thank You to our 23rd Anniversary Banquet Sponsors

On our 23rd Anniversary Banquet 1,300 people came together from across the Bay Area to support the important work we do to protect the rights of our community. Each year there are organizations and businesses that make this event possible through their sponsorship. THANK YOU TO OUR TOP SPONSORS     GOLD SPONSOR  

CAIR Calls on Supreme Court to Reinstate Lower Court’s Injunction Against Muslim Ban 3.0

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the U.S. Supreme Court to restore a Hawaii court’s injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0. This afternoon, the Supreme Court made the decision to review a Hawaii court’s broad injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0, a decision an appellate court — the Ninth Circuit — has already upheld. SEE:

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