Monday, December 16, 2013

  • CAIR to Tenn. Lawmakers: Educate Yourselves About Muslims
    CAIR spokesman Corey Saylor suggested Tennessee lawmakers get better acquainted with the Muslim community. "Unfortunately, he seems completely unaware of the numerous denunciations of terrorism by members of the Muslim faith, and this includes a number of religious rulings – fatwas – including one issued here by scholars in the United States in 2006."
  • CAIR-FL Calls Some Book Opponents 'Misguided', 'Hateful'
    The Volusia County School Board received a letter from Hassan Shibly, Tampa executive director of CAIR in regard to things that were said at the meeting about the amount of attention Islam received in a 10th-grade history textbook.
  • CAIR-Sacramento Valley's Banquet Draws Attention to Rights, Faith
    This year's theme of "Faith in Freedom" resonated well within all age groups and faiths present as the lineup of speakers was impressive and the message conveyed stressed American inclusion while practicing our faith.
  • Islamophobia on the Internet: The Growth of Online Hate Targeting Muslims
CAIR: Fla. Muslim Files Suit Against Feds After Being Imprisoned for Months
(MIAMI, FL, 12/5/13) - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today announced the filing of a federal complaint against the United States by Irfan Khan, an American Muslim citizen, alleging false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
Khan was arrested and imprisoned for 319 days and made to endure what he describes as "some of the worse conditions imaginable" in solitary confinement in federal prison. The government dropped all charges against Irfan before trial. He is being represented by Morgan & Morgan, P.A. and CAIR-FL.
"Being an American is about having the right to be who you are. We look forward to pursuing justice on behalf of Mr. Khan," said Michael Hanna, a discrimination attorney at Morgan & Morgan.
"The decision to take away someone's liberties is a serious responsibility. We are seeing a troubling pattern of overzealous prosecution when it comes to the Muslim community. We look forward to a transparent proceeding to reveal the facts," said Nezar Hamze, spokesman for CAIR-FL.
Morgan and Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful.
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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