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US Muslim Group Wants Passenger Tracking Program Dropped

WASHINGTON, DC – A leading American Muslim civil rights group has called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to drop the secret “Quiet Skies” passenger tracking program, amid fears the program may be used to single out Muslim travelers. “The arbitrary surveillance of innocent people at airports guarantees that Muslim passengers will be disproportionately harassed …

Muslim Community Alert Amid US Immigration Agency Raids

US Muslim Body Issues Alert On Immigration Agency Raids

DETROIT — In an official release on July 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has alerted the Muslim community in Detroit, US about a recent controversial law enforcement campaign by the officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). CAIR’s alert reads: “ICE has been spotted in Hamtramck area, Detroit since July 2. The …

US Group Reinstates Award to Muslim Leader

US Group Reinstates Award to Muslim Leader

SAN JOSE — The American interfaith group, PACT, has reinstated its award on June 28 to a Muslim leader after weeks of rescinding it under pressure from Jewish lobbyists, Mercury News reported. In an official statement to community members and leaders, the group, called People Acting in Community Together (PACT), apologized for rescinding Zahra Billoo’s …

US Muslims Share Ramadan in Baltimore

MARYLAND – The Council on American-Islamic Relations held its Sharing Ramadan campaign event Saturday in Baltimore. Members of CAIR and other volunteers spent part of their day filling bags with food that will be given out to people who are less fortunate. “Ramadan is a month for giving and sharing,” CAIR said on Facebook. “In …

American Muslim Student Rewarded for Coexistence Efforts

LAWRENCEVILLE – An American Muslim school student, Shaezmina Khan, has won the Princeton Prize in Race Relations of Central and Southern New Jersey for her work to change how the Western world views Islam. “I was surprised when I learned I had won a certificate of accomplishment – one of six handed out at the …

US Muslim Group Blames Trump for Increased Anti-Muslim Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – A leading American Muslim civil rights group blamed Monday a spike in anti-Muslim attacks in 2017 on the Islamophobic rhetoric of President Donald Trump and his administration. “Not only have anti-Muslim bias incidents continued to increase, but a greater percentage of these instances have been violent in nature, targeting American children, youth …

American Muslim Group Brings People Together with Art

ST. LOUIS – A leading American Muslim advocacy group has organized an art event aimed at bringing different communities together while exhibiting contemporary Muslim art. “Art is the international language used by all peoples, cultures, and religions to share with the world who they are, what they believe and inspire beauty,” Faizan Syed executive director …

US Muslims Want Gun Control: Poll

WASHINGTON, DC – A survey of Muslim voter households after Florida shooting has found an overwhelming support (93%) for requiring background checks for all gun sales and for other increased safety reforms to gun laws. “The results of this survey clearly indicate that, like the vast majority of Americans of all faiths and backgrounds, Muslim …

US Muslims Mourn Slain Police Hero

BALTIMORE, MD – American Muslims mourned on Friday the death of a Muslim police officer who was killed when he was aiding a woman in a domestic incident. “We offer sincere condolences to the loved ones of Cpl. Mujahid A. Ramazziddin, a noble, courageous officer whose final deed embodies the meaning of his name, which …



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