Friday, November 2, 2012

  • CAIR-FL: School District Asked to Close on Muslim Holidays
    The request, from the Florida chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, would make Broward the first in Florida and one of only a few districts in the country to add Muslim holidays into its calendar.
  • CAIR: MN Legal Scholars Condemn Anti-Sharia Law (Video)
    Earlier this year, Sen. Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville), introduced an Anti-Sharia bill in the Minnesota legislature. However the bill, which would have affected the estimated 150,000 Minnesota Muslims, was dropped after the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and interfaith leaders united in opposition to the bill.
CAIR-OK to Call for Return of Muslim Barred from U.S. by No-Fly List
U.S. citizen stranded overseas seeks to visit terminally-ill mother in Oklahoma
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 11/1/12) -- On Monday, November 5, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a news conference in Oklahoma City to call for the return to the United States of a Muslim citizen currently stranded overseas apparently because he has been placed on the U.S. government's no-fly list. The man wishes to return to Oklahoma to visit his terminally-ill mother.
WHAT: Press Conference Seeking Return of U.S. Citizen to Visit Terminally-Ill Mother in Oklahoma
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 11 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR-Oklahoma Office, 1112 NW 23rd, Suite 207, Oklahoma City, OK
WHO: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, Executive Director of Oklahoma Conference of Churches Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, Director of The Peace House OKC Nathaniel Batchelder
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853,
CAIR, a Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization, has dealt with a number of similar cases nationwide in which Muslim citizens are prevented from returning to the United States or faced government coercion when seeking to return home.
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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CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853,; CAIR-OK Operations Coordinator Jenell Mapp-Maynard, 405-415-6851,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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