Thursday, June 21, 2012

CAIR-MNSt. Anthony to Vote on Islamic Center (Pioneer Press )
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on the council to green-light the project.
CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Fire at Building Associated with Mich. Mosque
(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 6/12/12) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called on the FBI to investigate a possible bias motive for a fire and hate graffiti targeting a building associated with a Dearborn mosque.
CAIR-MI said obscene graffiti with the word "Arabs" was discovered today along with an apparently intentionally-set fire at the Dearborn Woods Community Center, which is associated with the nearby American Muslim Center.
"If a bias motive is revealed in this case, the FBI should add its resources to those of local law enforcement authorities to help bring the perpetrators to justice," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, who informed local FBI officials of the incident.
CAIR-MI is asking members of the Muslim community to review security procedures using advice contained in its "Muslim Community Safety Kit."
A number of recent reports have documented the growth and promotion of Islamophobia nationwide.
CAIRSame Hate, New Target
Center for American ProgressFear, Inc. 
Southern Poverty Law CenterJihad Against Islam 
People for the American WayThe Right-Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim Extremism
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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