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CAIR-WA to Host Two Muslim Youth Leadership Programs in Seattle

Second program added to meet demand for training of Muslim youth in media, law and politics

(SEATTLE, WA, 8/5/2014) -- From Monday, August 11 to Thursday, August 14, and again from Monday, August 18 to Thursday, August 21, (9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily), the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) will hold its 8th annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) in Seattle.

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CAIR-Pittsburgh Launches Letter-Writing Campaign for Gaza

CAIR-logo(PITTSBURGH, PA, 8/1/2014) -- The Pittsburgh office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh) has launched a letter-writing campaign to put the Muslim community's views on the situation in Gaza before Pennsylvania Senators Robert Casey and Patrick Toomey.

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Washington State Muslims Deliver Eid Gifts to Neighbors

Eid-card-print-online(SEATTLE, WA, 7/25/2014) -- Muslims statewide will visit their neighbors of other faiths and backgrounds on Sunday (July 27), Monday (July 28) and Tuesday (July 29) to deliver Eid ul-Fitr greetings and gifts as part of a statewide initiative by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington State (CAIR-WA) marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

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Cincinnati Muslims Feed Homeless in Ramadan

Cincinnati-muslims-serving(CINCINNATI, 7/21/14) -- On July 20, 2014 the Cincinnati Muslim community, organized by CAIR-Cincinnati and other area Muslim organizations, worked to feed the homeless in the fasting month of Ramadan during its twelvth annual "Ramadan in Over-the-Rhine" project.

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Oklahoma Muslims to Call for Gaza Ceasefire, Justice

CAIR-logo(TULSA, OK, 7/16/14) -- On Friday, July 18, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will join other Oklahoma Muslim groups in calling for an immediate ceasefire to prevent loss of innocent lives in Gaza and for a just and comprehensive resolution to the Middle East conflict.

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CAIR-St. Louis to Co-Sponsor 1st Interfaith Youth Ramadan Iftar

interfaith-youth-iftar(ST. LOUIS, MO., 7/10/2014) -- On Thursday, July 17, The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) and Interfaith Quest will host the city's first-ever interfaith youth Ramadan fast-breaking (iftar) dinner in an effort to promote mutual understanding.

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CAIR-San Antonio to Host 11th Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar

CAIR-logo(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 7/10/14) – On Saturday, July 12, the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) will host its 11th Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar. An "iftar" is the meal eaten after sunset to break the fast each day during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

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CAIR Update on Florida Teen Brutally Beaten by Israeli forces

rally-for-tariq-khdeir(TAMPA, FL 7/5/14) – Yesterday, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) called on the U.S. Department of State to demand that Israel immediately release 15-year-old Florida high school student Tariq Khdeir after he was brutally beaten and held by Israeli forces. Khdeir's beating was captured on video. He is a cousin of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir.  

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CAIR-TX Supports Ms. Buthayna Hammad's First Amendment Rights and Freedom of Expression

CAIR-logo(Houston, TX, July 2, 2014) -- The Houston, Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX) joins with other community members and organizations in support of Ms. Buthayna Hammad's right to exhibit, display, and fly the Palestinian flag freely, and to express herself in the public square as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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Good news about Sami Al-Arian's case

CAIR-logoAs-salaam alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak.

I am writing with long awaited good news -- after six years of legal limbo and more than a decade of political persecution, yesterday, United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga signed the order dismissing the indictment against Dr. Sami Al-Arian. Alhamdulillah!

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Bergen Record editorial encourages welcoming mosque as new neighbor

NJ-church-sold-to-mosqueThe Bergen Record editorial

Some type of church has stood on Irving Street in Midland Park for almost 30 years; the latest occupant is the Korean HanMaUm Reformed Church in America. That church now plans to sell the property to another religious group, which, given the site's recent history and the nation's guarantee of religious freedom, should not be a problem.

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