CAIR Joins 'Stand Against Spying Congressional Scorecard' Coalition

stand-against-spyingToday CAIR joined a coalition of organizations from across the political spectrum in promoting the StandAgainstSpying.org Congressional Scorecard to rate each member of Congress on his or her actions to end or promote mass surveillance. The scorecard is meant to recognize those members of Congress who have taken objective, measurable steps to enact meaningful surveillance reform in the past year, while also identifying those members of Congress who have not been engaged in the fight or who have promoted bills that would entrench mass surveillance.

CAIR Video News Update, June 19, 2014

If you missed any recent news impacting the American Muslim community, here's a 5-minute video review.

 

Topics covered in the video include:

  • NY Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill CAIR Director
  • CAIR Launches Bus Ad Campaign to Counter Islamophobia
  • CAIR Calls for Stepped-Up Charges Following Bias Attack on Va. Muslim Commuter
  • CAIR-Texas Calls for Resignation of Anti-Muslim School Official
  • CAIR-Texas Co-Sponsors Walk Against Islamophobia
  • Kansas Sheriff Drops Sponsorship of Training by Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist John Guandolo
  • CAIR Marks 20 Years of Defending Civil Rights of All Americans

 

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Who Is Leading the Muslim Peace Movement? Millions of Muslims, That's Who

peaceBy Jack Jenkins, ThinkProgress

Although Ahmed no doubt felt alone at the hostile Heritage panel, she is but one of millions of Muslims who stand up for peace on a daily basis. In the United States, Muslims are actually disproportionately peace-loving when compared to the rest of the country: a 2011 Gallup survey found that American Muslims are significantly more likely than American Christians, Jews, Mormons, or Atheists to oppose attacks on civilians, regardless of whether they are enacted by military force or by a small group.

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