CAIR Calls for Resignation of Tenn. City Official Over Islamophobic, Racist, Conspiracy-Promoting Posts

(WASHINGTON D.C., 8/10/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for the resignation of a city official in Tennessee over her Islamophobic, racist and conspiracy-promoting social media posts. Screenshots Mt. Juliet, Tenn., City Commissioner Jennifer Milele was reportedly involved with included Islamophobic statements such […]

CAIR Calls for Resignation or Removal of Wisconsin County Supervisor Who Spreads Conspiracy Theories, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Online

Civil rights group encourages public official to meet with local Muslim leaders (WASHINGTON D.C., 8/4/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for the resignation or removal of Wisconsin’s Brown County Supervisor James Murphy over revelations that he is spreading Islamophobia and false allegations of election fraud […]

CAIR-NY Condemns 3rd in Series of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Queens, Urges Anyone with Info to Call Police

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 7/27/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned another anti-Muslim attack in Queens. The attack was the third in a series of anti-Muslim attacks carried out by the same alleged aggressor.   On July 25, the suspect harassed a 38-year-old Muslim woman on Sutphin Boulevard […]

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Huzaifa Shahbaz Huzaifa Shahbaz is a Research and Advocacy Coordinator at the Council on American-Islamic Relations National Headquarters. Before joining CAIR, he was a Next Leader Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he tracked, monitored, and analyzed U.S. military spending. He was also a Summer Fellow and Research Assistant with the Othering and […]

Bigotry and Brutality in Foreign Police Training

Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) is a privately controlled and funded police training program housed at Georgia State University that has been under scrutiny by civil and human rights activists for over a decade. At the heart of the advocates’ concerns is the fact that GILEE conducts police trainings with authoritarian governments notorious for […]

Bullying and Bias: Addressing Islamophobia in Schools

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In the current political environment, anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamophobia have become pervasive features of American public life. Whether in formal politics or national media, it is common to see and hear negative stereotypes and fear-mongering messaging about Muslims and their place in society. Fortunately, there are a number of efforts underway across the country to […]