CAIR Joins in Call for No-Fly Zone to Protect Syrian Civilians
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/4/2015) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined Syrian-American and other Muslim groups in calling on the Obama administration to immediately establish a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians from ongoing aerial attacks.
In a statement prepared for a news conference to call for immediate action on the Syrian crisis held this morning at the civil rights group's Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in part: (Actual remarks may differ from the prepared text.)
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/24/2015) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to urge the committee to oppose the advancement of a House-approved bill that would revoke or deny passports of American citizens accused of having “links” to foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) without actually being charged with any criminal wrongdoing or given the opportunity to meaningfully challenge such a designation administratively or in court.
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Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe (TX-R), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, the FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015 (H.R. 237) was approved in the U.S. House on Tuesday by a voice vote and referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for further consideration.
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Discovery in UK Offers Opportunity to 'Share the Quran'
Earliest fragments re-confirm unchanged nature of the holy text
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/23/15) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today cited a discovery of what may be the earliest fragments of the Quran as an opportunity for Americans of all faiths to increase their understanding of the holy text and to challenge growing Islamophobia.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham say the fragments, part of Sura Taha, may have been transcribed by a contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).