Tag Archives: CAIR

Attacks On Muslims in the Midwest Highlight Violent Trend of Bigotry Sweeping the US

Mnar Muhawesh stressed that Islamophobic violence in the United States is a reflection of decades of American imperialism and interventionist warfare in the Middle East, which may have claimed as many as 8 million Muslim lives in the modern era.

Richard Silverstein: It’s Time To Hold Israel, Israelis and American Zionists Financially Responsible For Terrorism

Silverstein: Press reports this week speak of an imminent deal in which Israel and Turkey would resolve their differences, resume diplomatic relations and Israel would end the siege against Gaza. It’s not known what the final outcome will be regarding damages, but certainly Israel will be forced to acknowledge responsibility for the attack and pay compensation to the victims.

U.S. Muslim leaders say FBI pressuring people to become informants

 Leaders at several mosques in California and Minnesota contacted for comment said they were afraid to speak out for fear of becoming a government target.    The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Mandel Ngan / AFP-Getty Images)     By JOHN M. GLIONNA  Los Angeles Times  November 3, 2014     CrimeCouncil on […]

CAIR to File Complaint Over MN Judge’s Questioning on ‘Sharia’

“It is misguided and unethical for a judge to reference an individual’s general support of mainstream Islamic principles, known as Sharia, during sentencing to determine a defendant’s future dangerousness,” said CAIR Staff Attorney Gadeir Abbas. “By also linking modest dress to a propensity for violence, the judge revealed a disturbing bias that may have impacted […]

MPR> 2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case

In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, left, and Amina Farah Ali, both of Rochester, Minn., leave the U.S. District Court after appearing at a hearing in St Paul, Minn. A jury on Thursday convicted the two women of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File) by Brandt […]

Margaret Sarfehjooy> The Business of Islamophobia

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
The Business of Islamophobia A positive view of Muslims would hinder the multibillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes fear as part of the U.S. “War on Terror.” By Margaret Sarfehjooy  http://www.worldwidewamm.org  WAMM Newsletter  March/April 2013 Part I: The Attack on CAIR-MN With offices in the U.S. and Canada, the…

Liza Burr> The Purposeful Creation of Islamophobia

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
“Islamophobia has a much longer history in Europe than in the U.S., but there is now ample evidence that Islamophobia is a flourishing industry in this country.” By Liza Burr  WorldwideWAMM.org  November 2012 What is Islamophobia? Fifteen years ago, in 1997, the Runnymede Trust, a British think tank, identified…

Margaret Sarfehjooy> The Business of Islamophobia

The Business of Islamophobia A positive view of Muslims would hinder the multibillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes fear as part of the U.S. “War on Terror.” By Margaret Sarfehjooy  http://www.worldwidewamm.org  WAMM Newsletter  March/April 2013 Part I: The Attack on CAIR-MN With offices in the U.S. and Canada, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> NYPD spying on Muslims turns up 0 leads after 6 years!

NYPD spying on Muslims turns up 0 leads after 6 years! Racism in America Published on Aug 22, 2012 by TheBigPictureRT Gadeir Abbas, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) joins Thom Hartmann. Despite spying on Muslims in New York City for 6 years – the NYPD has yet to turn up a solid lead on any threat from […]

Uzma Kolsy> Eight attacks, 11 days> Is something sinister at work?

Eight attacks, 11 days There’s a crime wave targeting houses of worship, most of them Muslim. Is something sinister at work? BY UZMA KOLSY    August 14, 2012    Salon.com The remains of the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque(Credit: Islamic Society of Joplin/Facebook) David Conrad, a resident of Morton Grove, Illinois, was likely peeved by the noise from […]

Minnesota Congressman Should Apologize for Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Minnesota Congressman Should Apologize for Anti-Muslim Rhetoric BY MARGARET SARFEHJOOY FREE SPEECH ZONE. Twin City Daily Planet March 26, 2011 Dear Congressman Chip Cravaack, As Minnesotans committed to the values of peace, equality, religious freedom and justice, we are appalled that you used your position as a member of Congress representing Minnesota on the Committee of […]