Monday, March 17, 2014

  • CAIR-NY Holds 2nd Muslim Day at the Capitol in Albany
    More than 50 members of the New York Muslim community participated in yesterday's 2nd Annual "Muslim Day at the Capitol," a program of that state's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY).
  • CAIR Action Alert: Help Defeat New Anti-Free Speech Resolution in Maryland
    An attempt is being made to by Maryand Delegate Ben Kramer to pass a newly-worded anti-free speech resolution that labels the American Studies Association, human rights advocates and supporters of the international Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at challenging Israel's occupation of Palestinian Territories as "anti-Semitic."
  • CAIR-CA: Islamic Center Delayed Over 'Environmental Concerns'
    Fatima Dadabhoy of CAIR said project supporters look forward to working through the environmental report process with the county.
  • CAIR: Anti-Muslim Speakers Popular in Law Enforcement Training (RNS)
    While Muslim-American activists and media reports have raised awareness about anti-Muslim trainers, occasionally resulting in curriculum reviews and canceled classes, many say the problem persists because there are too few police administrators to properly vet courses and instructors. The consequences, critics add, go beyond political incorrectness and include undermining public safety and obscuring real dangers as police officers chase bad leads based on profiling.
  • CAIR-FL Says Three Permanent Residents Not Allowed to Return to US
    CAIR-FL says Russian Authorities reportedly told the brothers- Khusen, Umar and Khasan Taramov that '"the American side" had put in a request to keep them off the flight,' when they tried to board a plane to the United States in December.
Major Muslim Groups Launch New Council at D.C. News Conference
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/12/14) – Ten* major national American Muslim organizations held a news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society.
The new national council's first priority will be to build on Muslim citizenship rights by conducting a census of American Muslims to create a database that will be used to enhance civic and political participation in upcoming elections.
Organizations participating in the initial launch included: (More organizations may be added at a later date.)
The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed), Muslim American Society (MAS), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), American Muslim Alliance (AMA), The Mosque Foundation (Chicago)
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CONTACT: USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal, 708-288-1914, 202-683-6557,

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