• CAIR-Oklahoma Muslim Day at Capitol March 2

  • CAIR Calls for Resignation of Louisiana Judge Who Used 'N-Word' in Texts About Government Employees

    donatebuttonThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for the resignation of Louisiana judge for using the 'N-Word' in texts referring to government employees.

    The text messages reportedly show 23rd Judicial District Judge Jessie LeBlanc using the racist term while referring to an African-American deputy and law clerk. 

    In a statement, CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen said:
    "We call on Judge LeBlanc to resign because her use of racist and derogatory language would indicate that any judgement she makes could be colored by racial bias and that the law would not be applied in an equitable manner."

  • CAIR-Oregon Welcomes Guilty Verdict in MAX Stabbings

  • CAIR-Philadelphia: Temple University's Department of Africology and African American Studies Holds Annual Conference Commemorating Black History

    The panel was chaired by Timothy Welbeck, a civil rights attorney for Philadelphia's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and an assistant professor in theDepartment of Africology and African American Studies.

  • CAIR-OK Action Alert: Urge Oklahoma Legislature to Oppose Anti-Free Speech Bill (HB 3967)

    donatebutton"This law sets a dangerous precedent by penalizing Oklahomans who participate in political boycotts and sends a message that our State will take action against speech it doesn't like," said CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director Lani R. Habrock. "This bill is unconstitutional and was written in an election year to divide Oklahomans over the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, when in reality, HB 3967 is about free speech. Supporting our allies abroad should not come at the expense of each other's personal freedoms and rights."

  • CAIR Joins Coalition Partners to Testify in Support of Maryland Bill to Protect Minors' Rights

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that it joined BRIDGE Maryland, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, the ACLU of Maryland and other community partners to testify in support of a bill in both the Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate designed to protect minors' rights when they are taken into law enforcement custody.

    The proposed law would require officers to first provide notice to their parent or guardian and ensure that they have the opportunity to confidentially consult with their attorney. 

  • CAIR-Georgia Appoints Attorney Murtaza Khwaja as Legal and Policy Director

    Khwaja previously served as CAIR-Georgia's staff attorney and lobbyist from 2017 to 2020. In his new role, Khwaja manages--and oversees the expansion of--the civil rights organization's legal and policy departments, which are pursuing creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address discrimination and bigotry in Georgia.

    "Murtaza Khwaja is a talented and dedicated lawyer who has successfully represented numerous Georgians impacted by bigotry and discrimination, even as he simultaneously advocates for justice in the halls of our state legislature," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, the outgoing executive director of CAIR-Georgia. "His skills and experiences make him uniquely positioned to strengthen and expand our legal department as we work to serve many more clients around the state."

  • CAIR-Philadelphia: Muslim-American Advocates Protest Upcoming Army War College Speaker (Army Times)

    Rhetoric like that is at the heart of civil rights advocates' complaints, according to JacobBender, CAIR-Philadelphia's executive director and a Jewish man.

    donatebutton"This is the same type of language that was for decades aimed at the American Catholic community, whose churches were burned not four blocks from where I sit here in Philadelphia. They, like Muslims, were accused of having dual loyalty — in their case to the Vatican — and of being unable to assimilate to a democratic worldview," Bender said over the phone. "We see those same arguments recycled and now instead of Catholics, it's Muslims."

    "It's frankly an insult to the Muslims who have given their lives for this country," Bender added.

  • CAIR: Persecuted Muslims Find an Unlikely Ally in Donald Trump's Envoy

    Robert McCaw, government affairs director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which opposed Mr Brownback's nomination, said he had been "pleasantly surprised" by Mr Brownback's support for Muslims.

    "It appears he has come to the conclusion that in order to defend the rights of Christians he must defend the rights of all religious communities, which is a welcome change," he said.

    "If Muhammad cannot beat the infidels on the battlefield, he'll outbreed them — literally," Ibrahim wrote in a February 2018 article discussing the rise of birth rates among Muslims in Europe. "Muslim women remain the primary incubators for the jihad."


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