Saturday, July 27, 2013

  • Texas Muslim Group Excluded From July 4 Parade (Statesman)
    Representatives from the Deepwood Drive house of worship had their parade application denied, with a Sertoma Club organizer citing what he called "safety reasons." Members of the mosque said they don't know why their presence in a July 4 parade would be considered disruptive.
  • CAIR: Muslim Bank Accounts Also Closed in Ohio (Dispatch)
    Complaints that Huntington Bancshares and other banks are shutting down accounts of Muslims and Arab-Americans for no apparent reason aren't just limited to Michigan, where a lawsuit was filed against Huntington this week over the practice. An attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio, Romin Iqbal, said yesterday that banks, including Huntington and JPMorgan Chase & Co., have taken similar steps in Ohio against similar groups.
  • CAIR-SFBA: Calif. Mulls Separate Counting of Hindu, Sikh Hate Crimes
    Zahra Billoo, executive director of the San Francisco chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the Muslim community is still being targeted for hate crimes, but many incidents are unreported.
  • NC 'Anti-Shariah' Bill Clumsy and Dangerous to All Faiths (News & Observer)
    It is distressing to see legislators aiming to stifle individual religious freedoms, especially with clumsy wording that might have unintended consequences.
  • CAIR-OK: Muslim Youths Attend Leadership Event in Oklahoma
    The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently hosted its fifth annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
    • NY Candidates Court Muslims as They Break Their Fast (NY Times)
      For Ms. Quinn and several other candidates who attended, it was just another stop on a busy campaign trail. But for the Muslim community, it represented an opportunity to make its voice heard and build bridges with key government figures.
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