Monday, May 13, 2013

  • CAIR-MI: Dearborn Heights Police Provide Halal Food to Muslims 
    In recent months, members of the Council on American Islamic Relations of Michigan has held meetings with the Dearborn Heights mayor and police chief to discuss the need for the City's police force to better accommodate the community. These meetings have led to the recent halal food accommodation. 
    • CAIR-MI: Muslim Women Can Keep Head Covering(Detroit News)
      After meeting this week with officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Michigan, the Novi Police Department has agreed to allow Muslim women to wear the traditional hijab head covering during detainment. "We welcome the sensitivity shown by the Novi Police Department and look forward to working with them in the future, which will include providing sensitivity trainings," CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid said in a statement.
  • CAIR-MI: Malcolm X's Grandson Killed in Mexico (USA Today)
    Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who has known Shabazz for several years, said Shabazz regularly spoke at Islamic centers around the country, educating children of immigrants from the Middle East and South Asia about Malcolm X and the civil rights movement."He was a young man who was fighting his own past and trying to get himself together, and he was a very young and rising activist," Walid said. "By him striving to turn his life around, he was a huge influence on hundreds if not thousands of Muslims in our country."
  • CAIR-CT: Local Nonprofits to Join Muslim Community in Serving the Needy 
    The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Center of New London will join with members of the local Muslim community to help serve food to the needy on May 11 at Parish Hall, 66 Union St., New London.
  • CAIR: Greeting Card Company Converts Child Toy Into 'Terrorist' (Video)
  • CAIR Blog: FBI Entrapment Harms Vulnerable Muslims
    Because mental disabilities often result in an inability to control physical behavior and speech, interviews that take place in this context have the potential not only to unfairly incriminate an innocent suffering person, but to mislead law enforcement and waste public resources on those who need treatment, not criminal penalties for crimes they would never have the capacity to commit. (Read more)

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