Monday, May 6, 2013

  • CAIR: 'USA Bomb' Backpack Left at R.I. Muslim Family's Home (Projo)
    A suspicious backpack left at a Muslim home should be treated as a hate crime, part of a possible backlash against the Boston Marathon bombings, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Sunday. . .On Saturday, state bomb investigators responded to a report of a suspicious backpack left at a residence on Cass Avenue near Woonsocket High School. . .The backpack said "USA Bomb" on it, Ead said.CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,
  • CAIR Says Spray-Painting of Okla. Mosque May Be Boston Backlash (NBC)
    • Video: CAIR-OK Urges Safety Precautions After Mosque Vandalism
      Soltani said CAIR Oklahoma will reach out to other Muslim communities in the metro to make sure they take some extra safety precautions.
    • CAIR-OK: FBI Probes Vandalism at Oklahoma City Mosque (Oklahoman)
    • Outlook 2013: 3 Questions with CAIR-OK's Adam Soltani (Oklahoman)
      Q. What will the biggest change be in the Oklahoma City metro area, in terms of the religious community? A. I believe one of the biggest challenges facing the religious community in the Oklahoma City metro area is how can we work together for a better future, not only for our faith groups and congregations, but for Oklahomans of all faiths or lack thereof. 
  • Open letter to Asra Nomani: Enabling Islamophobia (RNS)
    Sadly, there is a pattern of you standing with Islamophobes and against justice for years now.  
    • IL: Mixing Islam with Medicine
      A Chicago doctor who owns a lavish Middle Eastern eatery on West Randolph Street wants to open the first outpatient surgery center in Illinois that he says will follow Islamic law.

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