CAIR-OKto Comment After Anti-Muslim Training in Legislature Later today, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold an impromptu news conference following a law enforcement training seminar by several notorious Islamophobes in the Oklahoma House of Representatives chamber.
Audio:Zahra Billoo on CAIR, Islamophobia, and the Challenges of Interfaith Work (Huff Post) For the second episode of our all-new podcast examining the many fascinating conversations to be had within the American Muslim community, my co-host Parvez Ahmed and I are joined by Zahra Billoo, executive director of the San Francisco-Bay Area chapter of CAIR for an in-depth conversation on the goals, history, and criticisms of the venerable civil rights organization (it marks its second decade next year), and her own efforts to bridge interfaith understanding both before and after becoming a part of it.
CAIR-Florida is seeking the public's help in identifying a man the Osceola County Sheriff's Office believes committed aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a third degree felony, by attempting to run a young Muslim mom and her two small daughters off the road multiple times in what appears to be a religiously-motivated hate crime.
On Monday, CAIR-Oklahoma called on the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to drop the anti-Muslim extremists who are scheduled to train law enforcement officers during a seminar at the Oklahoma legislature.
Following intervention by the Minnesota chapter of CAIR, a high school in that state has rescinded approval for an event featuring anti-Muslim speaker Usama Dakdok, who claims that American Muslims "will kill your children" and that "we are in war with Islam."
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