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CAIR-Missouri: Columbia Community to Hold Rally in Support of Rohingya Muslims

On Friday, September 15, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri (ICCM) and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) will hold a rally to bring awareness and to call for an end to the violence and ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

WHAT: Rally Against Rohingya Genocide

WHEN: Friday, September 15 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Islamic Center of Central Missouri, 201 S 5th St, Columbia, MO 65201

FACEBOOK: https://goo.gl/2DKC1z

CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626 E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Dr. Rashed Nizam Past Chairman of ICCM board, (573)356-6311, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid Named Auburn Seminary Senior Fellow

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 9/13/17) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today announced that CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid has been chosen as a Senior Fellow for the Auburn Seminary.

Senior Fellows are individuals recognized as being prominent faith-based leaders who speak to social justice issues. Fellows include Reverend Dr. William Barber II, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., and Rabbi Sharon Brous of the IKAR Jewish community in Los Angeles.

SEE: List of All Senior Fellows

CAIR-MI is a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR Condemns Fliers Promoting White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism Distributed in Maryland

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/13/17) -The Maryland Outreach Department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned fliers distributed in that state promoting white supremacy and anti-Semitism.

Police say they have received reports of fliers described as “white national propaganda” hung on street signs or telephone poles in Montgomery County that warn of “heritage and culture. . .being ripped away” and the “Jewish media’s indoctrination.” In Chevy Chase, Md., a Jewish family found an anti-Semitic pamphlet on their front door.

SEE: Fliers Promoting White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism Appear in Montgomery County

"These disturbing posters are yet another example of the mainstreaming of hate and intolerance in society," said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry. "We stand in solidarity with the local Jewish community and condemn these attempts to incite fear and division."

Yesterday, CAIR called on the Rodgers Forge Community Association in Towson, Maryland to drop discriminatory housing covenants accompanying the deeds of residential properties in Baltimore County's Rodgers Forge neighborhood. 

SEE: CAIR Calls on Maryland Community Association to Drop Discriminatory Housing Covenants

The Washington-based civil rights organization said it has witnessed an unprecedented increase in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump.

CAIR asks community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report  

Because of the rise in hate incidents, CAIR recently launched an app to share critical "know your rights" information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents.

For a quick download of CAIR's civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.           

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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and NILC Issue Statement Expressing Disappointment with SCOTUS Muslim Ban Stay

San Francisco, CA, 9/12/17 – Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would grant a stay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision to allow refugees with formal ties to resettlement agencies to come to the country. In opposition of the stay, Zahra Billoo, CAIR Representative, Elica Vafaie, a staff attorney at Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, and Justin Cox, Staff Attorney to the National Immigration Law Center, released the following statement:

“We are disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the latest ruling against the Trump Administration’s ban on most refugees, including the 24,000 people who have been working with American refugee resettlement agencies and whose lives hang in the balance. It is our hope that this is a mere procedural step.”

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