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Muslim Candidates See Election Successes

In a historic set of victories, six Muslim candidates have won their Bay Area elections, including the first Muslim member of the Sunnyvale City Council. … Read More

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US elections 2020: Whatever the final outcome, white supremacy has won

For many people of colour and Muslims looking in, the fact that the race ended up becoming such a closely fought one should settle any … Read More

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San Jose community leaders challenge Trump with call to count votes — peacefully

Sameena Usman, government relations coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said those present want to keep their communities safe and “stand up for democracy … Read More

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Santa Clara County DA Dismisses Cases Involving Officers Who Posted Racist Facebook Messages

“I wear a head scarf,” said Zahra Billoo of the Council on American Islamic Relations. “I think twice about calling the police. In fact, I … Read More

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Rally in San Jose Draws Attention to Effort to Restore Affirmative Action

Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office, said the proposition would correct some wrongs of the past. … Read More

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Criticism Mounts on Mayoral Candidate After Refusal to Participate in Muslim Group Forum

A statement Monday from the Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area Office condemned Sanat Sethy for what its leaders said was Sethy’s “Islamophobia … Read More

All Immigrants Must Be Counted in 2020 Census

Immigrant communities have historically been undercounted in the United States census. It is crucial for them to be included in order to get a full and complete … Read More

Silicon Valley Leaders Say Struggle for Racial Equity Is Long but Next Steps Are Clear

Achieving racial equity in Silicon Valley and the nation will take more than protests and some changes in legislative bodies. It’s going to take deep, … Read More

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Biden Campaign’s Attacks on Linda Sarsour Alienate Muslim Voters, Activists Say

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a major Muslim advocacy group, issued a strongly worded statement in defence of Sarsour on Wednesday. “Our sister Linda … Read More