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How Did Muslims Vote in US Midterm Elections?

WASHINGTON, DC – A survey released by a leading American Muslim civil rights group on Wednesday showed 95 percent of eligible Muslim voters turned out at the midterm polls, in an affirmation of the strength of their political voice. “The high turnout of Muslim voters and the election of Muslims and members of other minority …

Meet A Canadian Muslim Convert Who Co-founded CAIR

MONTREAL – Ibrahim Hooper or Douglas Hooper is an American Muslim convert, the National Communications Director and spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington DC-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Hooper was born in Canada to a family of European ancestry and migrated to the US after converting to Islam. He holds …

Zainab Chaudry: US Muslim Civil Rights Advocate

MARYLAND – Zainab Chaudry is an American Muslim civil rights and political activist. She is the Maryland outreach manager for the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. In 2015, Chaudry became the first Muslim appointed to the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights …

George Clooney Defends Muslims, Criticizes Trump

NEW YORK – The worldwide famous Irish-American actor George Clooney has come out swinging at the American President Donald Trump and how he treats Muslims and other American minorities, Irish Central reported on October 13. Trump was dealing in fear, Clooney said during his speech at Variety Magazine’s “Power of Women” event in Los Angeles: …

Muslim Group Counters Hate with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

Muslim Group Breaks Barriers with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

DALLAS, Texas – An American Muslim advocacy group has launched a new social media series that portrays American Muslims, hoping to counter rising Islamophobia. “I’m hoping that they will see Muslims as humans,” said John Janney, the executive director for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, NBC DFW reported. The …

Aisha Al-Adawiya Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON, DC – A national American advocacy group will honor Aisha Al-Adawiya during its annual banquet in October, recognizing her decades of service and commitment to advancing the legacy of Islam as an organic American religious tradition. “During this time of intense social polarization and political discord, it is important that we recognize and honor …

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Group Files Civil Rights Complaint On Behalf of Muslim Boxer

FARMINGTON HILLS — A leading American Muslim civil rights group has filed a complaint at the Michigan Department of Civil Rights against USA Boxing in support of 18-year-old Michigan boxer Basheer Abdur. The Muslim boxer was barred from competition because of growing a beard he believes it’s attributed to his faith, Arab American News reported on September 13. …

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 …



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