Tuesday, March 27, 2012

  • CAIR-FL: South Florida Muslims Meet With BSO Officials, Urge Cooperation
    Nezar Hamze, a member of the Florida Muslim Congress and executive director of the South Florida chapter of [CAIR], is leading tonight's meeting. "Our community leaders saw a need to deal with some serious issues," he says.
  • CAIR: Killing of CA Iraqi Woman Leaves Community Shaken (NYT)
    Hanif Mohebi, director of the San Diego chapter of [CAIR], said that many Muslim women in the area were worried that Ms. Alawadi had been targeted because she wore a headscarf in public, as many observant Muslim women do. . .He cautioned against a rush to judgment before the police had finished investigating.
  • CAIR Board Member Receives Pax Christi 'Peacemaker' Award
    CAIR National Board Vice Chair Sarwat Husain recently received the "Peacemaker of the Year" award at the Texas Pax Christi Conference on Compassion in San Antonio.
  • ACLU: Docs Show FBI Using 'Mosque Outreach' for Intelligence Gathering
    The San Francisco FBI's own documents show that it recorded Muslim religious leaders' and congregants' identities, personal information and religious views and practices. The documents also show that the FBI labeled this information as "positive intelligence" and disseminated it to other government agencies, placing the people and organizations involved at risk of greater law enforcement scrutiny as potential national security threats.
    • FBI Files Detail Muslims' Religious Practices (AP)
      The [ACLU] on Tuesday released records it obtained from the FBI division in San Francisco that showed the bureau secretly used its Muslim outreach efforts to collect intelligence on religious activities protected by the Constitution.
  • D.C.: Reps. Jackson Lee, Green to Attend Muslim Civic Engagement Conference
    The Muslim American Citizens Coalition & Public Affairs Council (MACCPAC) will be hosting its first annual civic engagement conference, "Muslims in the U.S.: Helping America Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century" on Thursday, March 29, 2012 on Capitol Hill.

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