May 12, 2019
Ramadan 2019: Strengthening CAIR-Florida's Fight
Against Islamophobes to Protect Muslims

Defend those defending you! Help us fight back the Islamophobes who incite hate against Muslims and are suing us for our efforts to protect the community!

Why Islamophobes Target Us?
CAIR-FL is targeted by Islamophobes and is being sued because they see us as one of the greatest threats to Islamophobia! Now more than ever, we need you to stand with us as we continue the fight against Islamophobes and the hate they spread that ultimately leads to discrimination, hate crimes, and violence!

Thanks to your support, CAIR-FL has grown into one of the largest protectors of Muslims in America, civil rights, and justice. This has made us one of the biggest targets for those who hate Islam and Muslims.

One of the leading promoters of anti-Muslim hate in the US, Laura Loomer just filed a lawsuit against CAIR-FL, claiming that we got her kicked off Twitter, where she used to spread anti-Muslim hate to her hundreds of thousands of followers. She recently just got banned from Facebook and Instagram too!

Support the Tremendous Work CAIR-FL does all year!
Your support will go towards supporting the tremendous work CAIR-FL does all year including:
  • ​Assisting nearly 1,000 calls for help last year and opening 549 free cases.
  • Generating over 22 Million Dollars worth of media coverage for the Muslim community
  • Conducting over 100 trainings in a year for law enforcement on respecting the civil rights of American Muslims
  • Conducting over 100 safety and security trainings for the Muslim community
  • Supporting litigation to end the unconstitutional placement of Muslims on watchlists which leads to harassment while traveling
  • Working with members of Congress to pass laws to end CBP searching of cell phones at the border.
In addition to cooking, praying and decorating, some Muslims around the country are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan, which begins Sunday night, in a solemn new way: active-shooter training.

A string of recent high-profile attacks on houses of worship, including one in March in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 51 Muslim worshipers, has led more U.S. mosques this year to take up the topic of security. Their approaches include conducting preparedness drills, hiring armed or undercover security officers, training volunteers, installing cameras and adding locks...
The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida reports more than 100 mosques in Florida have received active shooter training in the past years.

CAIR Florida's Wilfredo Ruiz says the bombings in Sri Lanka and the shooting at a synagogue in California have only increased the fear of a threat of violence. That’s why Ruiz says mosques’ security committees are adding security details and even alarm systems-to protect worshipers during Ramadan.
CAIR-Florida's Hassan Shibly addressed Trump's tweet endangering Rep. Ilhan Omar
CAIR- Florida Chief Executive Director Hassan Shibly addressed President Donal Trump's tweet endangering Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

"It is patently obvious that Rep. Ilhan Omar wasn't trying to downplay the 9/11 attacks". ~ Hassan Shibly
CAIR-Florida Welcomes Arrest of South Florida Man Suspected of Threatening to Kill Muslim Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib,
other Congressmembers
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), welcomed the arrest of John Kless, a Broward County South Florida resident, who allegedly made death threats against Muslim Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-M), and against Congressmen Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). ...
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and CAIR-Florida released a one-of-a-kind report detailing a list of philanthropic foundations, many of them mainstream, that were used by anonymous special interest donors to funnel almost $125 million between 2014 and 2016 to anti-Muslim hate groups in the State of Florida and nationwide.
This Ramadan Donate to CAIR-Florida and Make a Difference!
This Ramadan Donate to CAIR-Florida and Make a Difference!

From the newsroom to the courtroom! CAIR-Florida is in the frontlines defending and protecting our families and communities.

Donate today and make a difference!
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month that the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammed.

It is a time to commemorate our Lord’s gift and mercy that he has bestowed to humanity with his words of revelation following the traditions of the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospels of Jesus, the Son of Mary. ...
Tampa Bay Area Muslim community on guard during Ramadan
"It's a very beautiful month. Every single dinner, many Mosques will have free dinners for the whole community, everybody is welcome, rich or poor, Muslim or not Muslim, everybody is welcome to come and break fast with us," said Hassan Shibly with CAIR-Florida.

This year, it's also a time of concern. "There has been a dramatic increase in hate crimes and threats against the community. We saw the horrific shooting in New Zealand and we've seen now multiple Jewish Synagogues being targeted, we've seen even some churches targeted. It's a really scary time for people of faith unfortunately," said Shibly.
Wilfredo Ruiz, communications director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, said mosques, schools and other Islamic centers in the region have strengthened their surveillance systems, hired more police officers and adopted other security measures for Ramadan.

“The Muslim community is highly concerned, not to the extreme of considering forgoing its Ramadan rituals, but convinced that it has to take decisive measures for its personal security,” Ruiz said. “Sadly, the situation in Florida is not very good or comfortable. The bomb threats, the harassment, the hate crimes and incidents are always present.”

Florida Anti-Semitism bill goes where a law shouldn’t [Sun Sentinel Editorial]
Although Gov. Ron DeSantis might hesitate to veto any bill that the House and Senate passed unanimously, the  32 Jewish Floridians who asked him to reject  anti-Semitism legislation ( HB 741 ) gave him good reasons why he should.

It goes too far. As they pointed out, some of its provisions confuse anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel. That has profound constitutional problems, as the bill is plainly meant to be enforced throughout Florida’s public schools, colleges and universities. The staff report on HB 741 remarked on the constitutional issue, noting that “the United States Supreme Court has emphasized that the First Amendment right to free speech includes a right to make hate speech.”
Ilhan Omar Slams Critics:
‘If I Survived Militia I Certainly Can Survive These People’
Fox News and other  right-wing media outlets slammed her , claiming she was trying to minimize the attacks. Trump  posted a video  on his personal Twitter account that featured imagery from 9/11 and used a portion of Omar’s remarks to make her look bad.

The remarks were  taken out of context , and Omar’s office said the  inaccurate  clip led to an  increase in death threats “directly referencing or replying to the President’s video.”

“Obviously the first hijab-wearing, American Muslim woman [in Congress] is going to be the first target,” Hassan Shibly, head of CAIR’s Florida chapter, told NPR. “People’s deep-seated  hatred for the Muslim community is now being projected onto her .
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Action Alert: Repeal the Muslim Ban:
CAIR Marks Two Year Anniversary with Action Alert Urging Congress to #RepealTheBan

To mark the two-year anniversary of the Trump administrations discriminatory “Muslim Ban” executive order, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on all American’s to urge their elected members of Congress to support legislation that would either:
1) #RepealTheBan, 2) de-fund the order, or, 3) enhance the rights of travelers entering the United States.

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