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'The US legal code already states that American courts can only adhere to American laws,' said John Robbins, executive director of the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American- Islamic Relations. 'It's a stupid solution to a nonexistent problem.
Sabet, who has worked as a police officer for 15 years, pulled a colleague out of a fire and assisted others when they were injured or shot on the job, he said in a statement released by the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations ...
"The US legal code already states that American courts can only adhere to American laws," said John Robbins, executive director of the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American- Islamic Relations. "It's a stupid solution to a nonexistent problem.
MIAMI - The Council on American-Islamic Relations - Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the City of Orlando Mayor's Proclamation of March 27th as "Muslim women's Day.
"American Muslims share the same American values and freedoms that we all cherish, knowing that we are all in this together and uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
The men lead the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, created last year by the American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society Of North America, amid a flowering of alliances between members of the two faiths.
U.S. Muslim and Jewish groups have tried for years to make common cause with mixed success, often derailed by deep divisions over Israel and the Palestinians.
According to The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), over the past two years American Muslims have found themselves at the center of heated social and political debates.
More than one in three U.S. Muslims fear they could be targeted by white supremacist groups following President Donald Trump's election and 42 percent say their children have been bullied in school because of their faith, a survey found.
Immigrant, former Fargoan and Bison fan, Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in the Twin Cities.
The Santa Maria branch of the American Association of University women (AAUW) will host an interview with pediatrician Dr. Nisha Abdul Cader, an American ...
More than one in three U.S. Muslims fear they could be targeted by white supremacist groups following President Donald Trump's election and 42 percent say their children have been bullied in school because of their faith, a survey found.
According to a statement from the day of solidarity organizers, "NOC and the SBIA would like to invite you to a grassroots day of solidarity between Japanese Americans and American Muslims on Saturday, March 25. The event will begin in San Jose ...
Four out of 10 Muslim Americans with kids in school say their kids have been bullied due to their religious faith over the past year - significantly more than Americans of any other religious group.
A spring break trip to the Muslim holy city of Mecca has turned into a travel nightmare for a Tennessee family after their 17-year-old daughter was denied entry into the U.S.
A spring break trip to the Muslim holy city of Mecca has turned into a travel nightmare for a Tennessee family after their 17-year-old daughter was denied entry ...
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she?
SMUSLIMYOUTH20PA 3-19-17 Islamic Society Of Chester County,1001 Pottstown Pike,West Chester, pa: Seminar to teach skills to cope against bullying ...
"This fight is not just our fight, it is America's fight," Rehab told the packed room of 1,200 attendees - mostly American Muslims at a fundraiser for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which Rehab heads. "As you ...
For years, Republican leaders treated Frank Gaffney as a pariah. But his dark warnings about sharia law taking over America found an audience among ...
"This fight is not just our fight, it is America's fight," Rehab told the packed room of 1,200 attendees - mostly American Muslims at a fundraiser for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which Rehab heads. "As you ...
A Muslim woman talks with immigration experts during a town hall meeting by the Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR) at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center March 17, 2017, in Falls Church, Virginia, where local Muslims met with immigration ...
Find out why American Muslim students are canceling their spring break plans in light of President Trump's travel ban.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABC7) - On Friday night, Muslims gathered at Dar Al-Hijrah mosque for prayer and preparation. Those who showed up to the town hall listened to members from the Council on American-Islamic Relations speak about President ...
columbus-circle-1688794_1920 (1) NEW YORK - The European Court of Justice ruling, allowing employers to ban hijab, has been casting shadows on Muslims worldwide.
Ilhan Omar on election night last November when she became the first Somali-American Muslim lawmaker. Stephen Maturen/Stringer/Getty.
"Last month, our courts put a lid on the unconstitutional and un-American Trump Muslim travel ban because Americans stood up and demanded it.
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is preemptively offering a reward for information, should a fire at a Pittsfield Township mosque be ruled arson.
Aneelah Afzali with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) at President Trump's first congressional address in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) campign group launched its "Register Me First" website and campaign on Monday aimed at challenging "President Donald Trump's Islamophobic policies including the ongoing 'Muslim ban' and a proposed ...
Among the 2 billion Muslims worldwide, 3.3 million of them are American Muslims. Muslims are not new to The Americas. During the colonial era, Muslims from present-day Gambia and Senegal were brought to the Americas for their knowledge in cultivating ...
Iraq, which has been excluded from a revised US travel ban, decries the prohibition in its entirety, calling on Washington to respect the dignity of the six other Muslim-majority states and remove them from the blacklist.
US Muslims: Oppressed groups are your allies, not hypocritical 'liberals' ... The police rushed to a conclusion that the young man took his own life, only to reverse its decision later as new evidence emerged that the Black American Muslim boy was ...
The first woman featured in Playboy wearing a hijab says Gigi Hadid can't bridge the Muslim world to the U.S. for one simple reason ... she's not really Muslim. We spoke with Noor Tagouri, who appeared in Playboy's October issue -- fully clothed -- and ...
Recent social media conversations amongst American Muslims indicate that American Muslim laity have fallen victim to an anti-intellectual trend which has gripped American culture.
Armed with this insight, American Muslims are shifting from expending precious time and resources in an effort to educate the public about the tenets of Islam to spotlighting the inspiring contributions Muslims are making to society, including ...
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the first groups to announce it was suing the Trump administration after the first travel ban was signed on Jan. 27, issued a stern condemnation of President Trump's new executive order on immigration ...
The show of support from religious leaders comes as the Supreme Court scrapped plans to hear a precedent-setting case. As the Trump administration moves to roll back trans rights and protections, faith groups are joining the fight against transphobia.
567cf7d661504-715x400 I had recently been asked to give a talk about "being an American Muslim in the United States." Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged.
(Atlanta, GA, 3/5/17) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called on leaders of mosques in that state to improve their security measures after one mosque received a message threatening "death for you ...
Right now many readers in the United States may agree that it seems as though there is an increasingly visible and unrestrained pattern of hate crimes sweeping the nation.
Adam Soltani, executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma, was quoted as saying that high school students from Tulsa's peace Academy visited Bennett's office to either meet with him or schedule a meeting.
This story by Traci Tong originally appeared on PRI.org on February 13, 2017. It is republished here as part of a partnership between PRI and Global Voices.
A few nights ago, a little boy went missing from our community. It was a horrible, cold night that his mother spent in the masjid where he was last seen- he had taken the wrong bus.
US Muslims offer to guard Jewish sites following spate of attacks. #anti-Semitism. JK Rowling tweets support as American Muslims offer to stand guard following spate of attacks on cemeteries. Volunteers clear up the mess after an attack on the Chessed ...
A few nights a go a little boy went missing from our community. It was a horrible, cold night that his mother spent in the masjid where he was last seen- he had taken the wrong bus.
I had recently been asked to give a talk about "being an American Muslim in the United States." Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged.
At first blush, President Donald Trump is correct to identify the safety of the American Republic and its citizens as a top concern for him and his administration.
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (WJBK) - The American-Muslim & Minority Advocacy League is calling on Plymouth officials to remove a city clerk after she allegedly posted inflammatory remarks on social media.
It is important that American Muslim youth understands this well - their fight for equality and human rights in their country is not a manifestation of some Democratic party's political game.


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