American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) defines itself as “a bipartisan American organization that advocates for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.” Throughout the decades since its establishment, AIPAC has targeted Muslim populations. AIPAC holds ties to Islamophobic groups and individuals.    AIPAC has falsely accused American Muslim public figures of supporting or engaging in terrorist activities […]

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 […]

2021 Civil Rights Report: Resilience in the Face of Hate

Islamophobia Report Resilience in the Face of Hate

Executive Summary CAIR has been at the forefront of defending the civil rights and civil liberties of American Muslims while pursuing justice for all. As part of our mission, CAIR provides free legal services to individuals who have been a victims of anti-Muslim discrimination or bigotry. We have offices in 25 states to help clients […]

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 […]

Our Team

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 […]