Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Scam Alert: Beware of Callers Misrepresenting Themselves as Government Employees
    CAIR chapters continue to receive numerous complaints from community members who have received calls from individuals falsely claiming to be from the DHS, FBI and IRS.
    • Largest IRS Phone Scam Ever Targets Indian Americans
      Indian Americans and other South Asian Americans are being predominantly targeted by scam artists pretending to be Internal Revenue Service officials who threaten to send out an arrest warrant if money is not paid to them immediately over the phone, the Federal Trade Commission reported in a bulletin released Mar. 21.
  • TN GOP Event Speaker: U.S. Mosques are 'Terrorist Recruiting Stations'
    He's not anti-Islam, he said, and in fact likes to barbecue lamb for his Muslim friends. He's simply bringing to light documents proving that the nation's Islamic centers are terrorist recruiting stations and that America is in danger of falling under Shariah.
  • CA: Iraq Refugee Gunned Down For Looking Muslim
CAIR-San Diego Asks GOP Women's Group to Drop Anti-Muslim Speaker
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 3/30/14) – The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) today called on Navajo Canyon Republican Women (NCRW) to drop notorious Islamophobe James Horn as a speaker for the group's April 8 meeting.
Horn, who is scheduled to speak about "Bengazi and Islam in America," has called Islam a "cult, nothing more" and said terrorists are "honest" Muslims. He also stated that anyone who believes Muslims are not the "enemy" is "incredibly ignorant or a simple-minded fool." He criticizes Christian leaders for failing to deal with what he calls the "rapacious ideology of Islam."
In a twist on old anti-Semitic falsehoods, he claims "the Moslem lobby in the state houses and the White House" can "predetermine votes" and that Muslims "have thousands of bankers and lawyers increasingly in control of our everyday life" and have "infiltrated our government."

Video: GOP Women's Group Promotes Anti-Muslim Hate
"We urge Navajo Canyon Republican Women to recognize that they are promoting an individual who is recycling anti-Semitic lies to target American Muslims," said CAIR-SD Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. "We ask that instead of hate-mongers like James Horn, Republican groups invite speakers who will promote mutual understanding, not religious and ethnic hatred."
Earlier this month, CAIR called on the National Federation of Republican Women(NFRW) to end its support of anti-Muslim organizations and speakers. That call came following a letter it sent to NFRW leaders asking them to institute internal reforms to end the promotion of bigotry and after a number of events sponsored by NFRW affiliates that featured anti-Muslim speakers.
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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