CAIR Asks NFL to Clarify Policy After Prayer Penalty for Muslim Player

Abdullah-sajda(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the NFL to clarify its policies after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah received a penalty for bowing in prayer (sajdah) following a 39-yard interception return in Monday night's win over the New England Patriots.

[UPDATE: The NFL now says "Abdullah should not have been penalized. Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground for religious reasons." Source]

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CAIR Seeks Boost in Civil Rights Agenda After Resignation of AG Holder

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/25/14) The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the White House and Department of Justice (DOJ) to move forward on the adoption of a more comprehensive civil rights agenda following the announced resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder.

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