CAIR Welcomes Supreme Court Review of Abercrombie and Fitch Hijab Case

SCOTUS(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/1/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to consider whether Abercrombie and Fitch's refusal to hire a Muslim woman wearing a religious headscarf (hijab) was discriminatory.

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CAIR to Join Houston Community Groups in Rally Against ISIS

CAIR-logoCommunity leaders to speak against extremism, terrorism and ISIS

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 10/2/14) – On Friday, October 3, the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with other Houston-area religious and community leaders, will hold a rally to denounce the terrorist group ISIS and to express their support of unity and peace.

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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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