CAIR-Cleveland to Join Rights Activists at Community Forum on Police Shootings

Tamir-RiceMuslim group representatives to attend funeral for 12-year-old police shooting victim

(CLEVELAND, OH, 12/1/14) -- On Saturday, December 6, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) will join with local and national civil and human rights groups to co-host a forum on police shootings in the wake of the fatal shooting by police of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, who was playing with a soft-pellet gun outside a local recreation center in that city.

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CAIR-MN Welcomes Resignation of GOP Official Who Made Anti-Muslim Comments

Jack-Whitley-Facebook-thumb(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 11/28/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the resignation of Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley who posted comments on his Facebook page calling Muslims "parasites" and advocating "frag em" in Mecca. ("Frag" refers to a fragmentation grenade, a type of hand grenade. Whitley has since taken down his Facebook page.)

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