CAIR: Caller Threatens Houston Office of National Muslim Group

CAIR-logoCivil rights organization asks local, federal law enforcement authorities to investigate

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 11/18/14) – The Houston office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on local and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a phone threat received by that civil rights and advocacy organization.

The obscenity-laced threat was received late last night on the CAIR-Houston answering machine and contained direct references to the office address and to Muslims being “exterminated from this land.”

Audio: Caller Threatens CAIR-Houston Office (Warning, Explicit Content)

http://youtu.be/fb0r9qseQeQ

CAIR-Houston also received similar threats on its Facebook page and reported those to law enforcement.

CAIR recently reported a number of apparent hate attacks on Islamic institutions in the United States, including shots fired at a California mosque and an firebomb attack on a mosque in New Mexico.

SEE: CAIR-LA Calls for FBI Probe of Shots Fired at California Mosque

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12715-cair-calls-for-fbi-probe-of-shots-fired-at-california-mosque.html

The Muslim civil rights group’s San Diego chapter also asked the FBI to investigate a threatening letter with an unknown substance sent to a local Mosque.

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

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CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah, 713-838-2247 (office), 713-585-6314 (cell), email: [email protected]; CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 713-838-2247 (office), 832-549-1042 (cell), email [email protected]

CAIR Responds to ‘Bizarre’ Move by UAE

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/16/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today responded to reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has added CAIR to its list of “terrorist” groups.

In a statement, CAIR said:

“We are seeking clarification from the government of the United Arab Emirates about this shocking and bizarre report. There is absolutely no factual basis for the inclusion CAIR and other American and European civil rights and advocacy groups on this list.

“Like the rest of the mainstream institutions representing the American Muslim community, CAIR’s advocacy model is the antithesis of the narrative of violent extremists.

"We call on the United Arab Emirates cabinet to review this list and remove organizations such as CAIR, the Muslim American Society and other civil society organizations that peacefully promote civil and democratic rights and that oppose terrorism whenever it occurs, wherever it occurs and whoever carries it out.”

Among its many anti-terror initiatives, CAIR recently joined a number of national and local Muslim scholars and leaders in Washington, D.C., to release a first-of-its-kind open letter in Arabic (with English translation) signed by more than 120 international scholars of Islam and Muslim leaders refuting the ideology of the terrorist group ISIS and urging its supporters to repent and "return to the religion of mercy."

CAIR: U.S., World Muslim Leaders' Open Letter Refutes ISIS's Ideology, Urges Supporters to 'Repent,' 'Return to the Religion of Mercy'

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12663-muslim-leaders-open-letter-refutes-isis-ideology.html

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, [email protected]

CAIR Condemns ‘Barbaric Murder’ of U.S. Aid Worker Peter Kassig by ISIS

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CAIR Condemns ‘Barbaric Murder’ of U.S. Aid Worker Peter Kassig by ISIS

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/16/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the “barbaric murder” of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig by the Syria-based ISIS terrorist group.

In a statement, CAIR said:

“Just as we have denounced previous killings of innocent civilians by the ISIS terrorist group, we condemn the barbaric murder of Peter Kassig and once again repudiate the anti-Islamic ideology that produces such brutality. We also offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Kassig’s family and loved ones.”

CAIR recently joined a number of national and local Muslim scholars and leaders in Washington, D.C., to release a first-of-its-kind open letter signed by more than 120 international scholars of Islam and Muslim leaders refuting the ideology of the terrorist group ISIS and urging its supporters to repent and "return to the religion of mercy."

CAIR: U.S., World Muslim Leaders' Open Letter Refutes ISIS's Ideology, Urges Supporters to 'Repent,' 'Return to the Religion of Mercy'

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12663-muslim-leaders-open-letter-refutes-isis-ideology.html  

Along with joining that international initiative, CAIR and its many chapters nationwide have repeatedly condemned and rallied against the "un-Islamic and morally repugnant" violence and religious extremism of ISIS.

SEE: CAIR: ISIS Is Not Just Un-Islamic, It Is Anti-Islamic (TIME)

http://time.com/3273873/stop-isis-islam/   

CAIR: Two Elements are Crucial to Ridding the World of ISIS

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2014/Nov-15/277700-two-elements-are-crucial-to-ridding-the-world-of-isis.ashx

CAIR Condemns Killing of Journalist Steven Sotloff by 'Anti-Islamic' Terror Group ISIS

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12637-cair-condemns-killing-of-journalist-steven-sotloff-by-terrorist-isis.html  

CAIR Condemns Barbaric Killing of U.S. Journalist by Terror Group ISIS

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12622-cair-condemns-barbaric-killing-of-american-journalist-james-foley-by-terrorist-group-isis.html   

CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12551-cair-condemns-isis-violence-and-rejects-calls-to-join-extremists-fighting-abroad.html  

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, [email protected]