- CAIR-CT: Muslim Women Take Stand Against Nigeria Kidnapping (New Haven Register)
In a statement by phone, Connecticut Council of American-Islamic Relations Director Mongi Dhaouadi said his organization is outraged and dismayed by the actions of Boko Haram. "This cult-like group is wreaking havoc with their inhumane and certainly un-Islamic actions," said Dhaouadi, who's been the director of the grass-roots civil rights organization for three years. "We call on the Nigerian government and the international community to do what it can to bring these innocent girls back to their families," he said.
- A Response to the Question: "Why Aren't Muslims Condemning Boko Haram?" (Time)
- Right-Wing Media Try to Make Boko Haram the New Face of Islam
Conservative media have largely ignored these outspoken Muslim scholars in favor of voices like Hirsi Ali's that help them demonize the entire Muslim faith by using the actions of a marginalized terrorist group.
- Ann Coulter's Plan to Mock 'Bring Back Our Girls' Backfires
- Megyn Kelly Wonders If Muslim Condemnation of Boko Haram Is Just 'Cover'
- Video: CAIR-MI Rep Dawud Walid Interview on NYPD Spying on Muslims
- NY Community Leaders to Address Controversy Over 9/11 Memorial Museum Film
- CAIR-NY Amplifies Concerns About Sept. 11 Museum Film as Opening Nears (AP)
- CAIR-SFBA: Muslim Women Changing the Narrative
- CAIR-AZ Holds First-Ever Day of Justice
The Arizona chapter CAIR-AZ in conjunction with Islamic Community Center of Tempe held the first ever "Day of Justice" event this past weekend.
- CAIR-FL Speaker's Message of Faith Nearly Lost Amid Fears (News-Journal)
"I think (the event) reinforced the idea that there is a lot of ignorance about Islam and that we need to educate the public to clear up misconceptions," Hassan Shibly, executive director for CAIR-Florida, said Friday after participating in the final installment of this year's Embry-Riddle's President's Speaker Series. Shibly's appearance came more than two months after a discussion led by University of Central Florida Professor Jonathan Matusitz, known for his controversial views about Islam's connections to terrorism.
- An Open Letter to Bill Maher From a Muslim American (Time)
Hey there, Bill. You hate religion. You particularly hate Islam. We get it. Your liberal bigotry against Muslims and Islam is no secret. For a while now I've just avoided watching your show, which kind of stinks because for many years I was a great fan and really loved it. I wasn't even bothered when you called out Muslims doing stupid, criminal or horrific things. You do that with a lot of groups, and it's important to do. But I stopped watching when it became clear that you loathed a faith I was devoted to.
- Why Bill Maher's Islamophobia Is More Dangerous than Right Wing Bigotry
- The Random Muslim Scare Story Generator: Separating Fact From Fiction
Halal meat is on every menu; sharia law is taking over; the niqab is undermining the nation. Ever noticed how often the same old stories keep appearing about Muslims in Britain? Here's the truth about these and other media myths.
- CAIR: Groups Call on Holder to Follow Court Order, Be Open about Targeted Killing
More than 20 organizations representing a broad range of interests have joined to urge Attorney General Holder to decline to appeal a recent federal court ruling that would provide the public with critical information about the legal analysis underpinning the targeted killing program.
- CAIR-NJ: How to Best Prepare for Law School - May 29