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CAIR Calls on USAGM Head to Drop Consideration of Anti-Muslim Bigot Sebastian Gorka for Voice of America Leadership Role

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2020 – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged newly-confirmed U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Chief Executive Officer Michael Pack, the agency’s senior staffer, to drop any possible consideration of former Trump administration official, white supremacist sympathizer and anti-Muslim bigot […]

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CAIR Calls on Iowa, National GOP to Repudiate Candidate’s Call to Eliminate Islam from U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2020 – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and national Republican Party leaders to repudiate the Islamophobic, unconstitutional statements of a GOP congressional candidate in Iowa who claims Islam should be eliminated from the United States. Rick Phillips, […]

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CAIR Announces Victory in Challenge to Federal Terror Watchlist

Washington, D.C. Sept. 4, 2019 In Elhady v. Kable (E.D.Va),  Judge Anthony Trenga of the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that the government has unconstitutionally failed to provide watchlisted persons with notice and an opportunity for individuals to challenge their status. The judge granted CAIR’s motion for summary judgment in the case of 23 American […]

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CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s Decision to End Dormant NSEERS Tracking Program

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 22, 2016 – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed President Obama’s decision to permanently dismantle the regulatory framework behind the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). SEE: Obama Administration Ending Program Once Used to Track Mostly Arab and Muslim Men President-elect […]

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FBI Report of Sharp Jump in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Should Push Nation’s Leaders to Reject Islamophobia

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 14, 2016 – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that newly-released FBI hate crime statistics showing a 67 percent jump in anti-Muslim incidents in 2015 should push the nation’s leaders to repudiate growing Islamophobia. SEE: Hate Crimes Against Muslims Up by 67% […]

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CAIR Demands Apology from Donald Trump for Disparagement of Muslim Gold Star Family

WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2016 – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today demanded that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apologize for disparaging the parents of a Muslim who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. [NOTE: CAIR today also joined a #CanYouHearUsNow social […]