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Florida Muslims on Guard This Ramadan

Welcoming the holy month of Ramadan, Bay Area Muslim community are on high alert after recent attacks targeting religious communities in New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the US, News Channel 8 reported. “It’s a very beautiful month. Every single dinner, many Mosques will have free dinners for the whole community, everybody is welcome, rich or …

San Diego Synagogue Attack: Muslim Scholars Express Solidarity with Jewish People

Muslim civil rights groups and scholars have expressed solidarity with the Jewish community in San Diego and nationwide following a deadly shooting at a synagogue  in Poway, north of the city of San Diego. “We condemn this disturbing and despicable attack on our neighbors at a house of worship, offer our heartfelt condolences to the loved …

Chicago Cubs, Muslims Agree to Combat Islamophobia

CHICAGO – In the first positive reaction to hate emails leaked from its billionaire owner, the Chicago Cubs and the local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Monday announced a joint agreement to combat Islamophobia, bigotry, and racism, Chicago Tribune reported. “We have a tremendous opportunity to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion …

You Are Loved: Support Pours in for Threatened Muslim Girl

BOSTON, Massachusetts – A young Muslim girl has been flooded with messages of love and support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. “We’re incredibly heartened by the wider community’s support for this young Muslim student, particularly by the powerful messages from the interfaith community,” said the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic …

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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