Tuesday, December 1, 2009

$20 Photos Smell Like Suppression (Free Press)
When the Council on American-Islamic Relations/Michigan submitted a freedom-of-information request for the autopsy photos of Luqman Ameen
Abdullah, the head of a Detroit mosque shot to death by federal agents on Oct. 28, the county told CAIR, in a Nov. 24 letter, the 75 photos would cost $1,500. That's $20 a piece. Smells like suppression to me.
CAIR-IL: Hate Crimes in a Class of Their Own
Hate crimes are their own class of crime for a very good reason: The enhanced classification and punishment deters people from criminally acting out on their bigotry. It is the government's obligation to its citizens to take a no-tolerance position on such crimes.


CAIR: Oregon Mosque Targeted with Hate Graffiti
‘Allah is a pig’ scrawled on mailbox of Eugene Islamic center

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/30/09) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today reported that hate graffiti was scrawled on the mailbox of a Eugene, Ore., mosque.

CAIR said a police report (#0920380) indicates that vandals wrote “Allah is a pig” on the Abu-Bakr As-Siddiq Islamic Center‘s mailbox sometime on or before November 15th. Local police say they view the incident as a bias crime.

Earlier this month, CAIR called for an investigation of a possible bias motive for repeated vandalism at a North Carolina mosque.

SEE: Muslims Say Attacks Are More Than Vandalism (News & Observer)

CAIR also called on the FBI to investigate the bias-motivated vandalism of a Houston, Texas, mosque in which anti-Islamic remarks were scrawled on the walls of the facility.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization is urging American Muslim individuals and institutions to review advice on security procedures contained in its "Muslim Community Safety Kit."

On Thursday, December 3, CAIR will hold a news conference in the nation’s capital to release its 14th annual report, titled “Seeking Full Inclusion,” on the status of Muslim civil rights in the United States.

WHAT: CAIR to Release Annual Report on Status of American Muslim Civil Rights
WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 10 a.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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