CAIR in the News - CAIR Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:55:00 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb CAIR-Minnesota Asks FBI to Stop Recruiting Informants in Mosques

The head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS she would like the FBI to stop visiting Mosques to ask Muslims to spy on each other.

Lori Saroya, CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director, speaking on behalf of other Muslims who do not wish to come forward on this issue, says "the FBI has visited every Mosque in the Twin Cities area and in most mosques across Minnesota asking Muslims to become informants."


]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:44:19 +0000
CAIR Rep on MSNBC to Debate Disinviting Islamophobe Bill Maher from UC Berkeley

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Ibrahim Hooper, Communications Director of CAIR, debated Bill Maher's planned commencement address at the University of California-Berkeley on "NewsNation" on MSNBC. The segment aired live on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:56:51 +0000
In New Front Against ISIS, Dictionary Becomes a Weapon

French-Muslims-protest-ISIS-ReutersBy Dan Bilefsky, The New York Times

PARIS -- After the French mountaineering guide Hervé Gourdel was beheaded by an Algerian jihadist group aligned with the Islamic State last month, hundreds of Muslims gathered outside the Great Mosque of Paris to express their revulsion over the brutality of a group whose name and ideology, they said, was an insult to Muslims everywhere.


]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:06:43 +0000
Republican activists denounce leader's anti-Muslim remarks

OK GOP sealSteve Long, Red Dirt Report

EDMOND, Okla. -- As you might be well aware, State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) made some hateful comments about Muslim Americans, stating that we should be wary of them.

Understandably, the Executive Director of CAIR-OK, Adam Soltani, requested that the leaders of the GOP denounce these anti-Muslim comments.


]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:29:29 +0000
Minnesota city sued for rejecting Islamic center

abu-huraira-mosque-pioneer-pressBy Andy Rathbun, Pioneer Press

The U.S. government sued the city of St. Anthony on Wednesday for alleged religious discrimination over its rejection of a proposed Islamic center in 2012.


]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:24:30 +0000
Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity, Backs CAIR’s Condemnation of Gaza Killings

Russell-Brand-stillThe comedian rips apart the ignorance and inherent bias in Hannity's segment on Israel and Gaza

By Prachi Gupta, Salon

In his web series "The Trews," this week comedian Russell Brand watched "Hannity" so that you didn't have to, and ripped apart Fox News host Sean Hannity for extremely "childish" and biased coverage of the incredibly complicated Israel-Gaza conflict.


]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:29:14 +0000
On Facebook, Va. GOP treasurer questions Muslim contributions to U.S. history

BobFitzsimmondsBy Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post

The treasurer of the Virginia Republican Party has questioned the contributions of American Muslims in a public Facebook posting that attacked a recent statement by President Obama.


]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:48 +0000
Jewish advocate uses interfaith work to fight discrimination against Muslims

jacob-benderBucks County Courier Times, 7/11/14

By Rebecca Guterman

Although it might seem unusual for a Jew to lead a Muslim organization, it was a natural next step for Jacob Bender.


]]> (Amina Rubin) CAIR in the News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:57:43 +0000