2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted

We have witnessed an increase in the onslaught of institutional and individual prejudice against American Muslims in 2017. CAIR’s 2018 civil rights report, Targeted, presents the data on, effect of, and legal pushback against anti-Muslim bias in the United States. As the only report of its kind, providing both hard numbers and real stories of […]

In the Face of Hate, American Muslims Uphold Religious Principle of Service to All

In the past month, the South and Southeastern regions of the United States were besieged by climate-related disasters. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left at least 116 people dead and an estimated $290 billion in damages in their wake. Motivated by the core Islamic teaching to aid those in need through compassion and service, American Muslim […]

Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents in the Third Quarter of 2017

In its third quarter data update on anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has documented that the overall number of anti-Muslim bias incidents is down as compared to the second quarter. However, bias incidents as a whole have risen 9 percent in the first three quarters of 2017 as compared to […]

Our Mission and Vision

CAIR’s mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. We envision a time when being Muslim carries a positive connotation and Islam has an equal place among many faiths in America’s pluralistic society. Among the indicators that this vision had become a reality would be the […]

Profile: FBI Director Nominee Christopher A. Wray

In May, following President Trump’s dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, over a dozen candidates under consideration for the vacant position had been mentioned by current and former government and intelligence officials. CAIR profiled those candidates’ positions on the interconnected issues of refugee resettlement, domestic spying, torture of prisoners, rendition, federal watch-lists, […]

The Hate that ACT for America Wrought


ACT for America has a prejudice problem. Founder Brigitte Gabriel believes that, “America is at stage two Islamic Cancer.” She also argues that “every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim,” a Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen of the United States,” and that Arabs “have no soul.” On June 10, 2017, at a series of […]

Islamophobia 101

What is Islamophobia

  What Is It? In short, Islamophobia is anti–Muslim racism. At length, Islamophobia is a fear, hatred, or prejudice toward Islam and Muslims that results in a pattern of discrimination and oppression. Islamophobia creates a distorted understanding of Islam and Muslims by transforming the global and historical faith tradition of Islam, along with the rich […]

Facts on FBI Director Candidates

Following President Trump’s dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey, over a dozen candidates under consideration for the vacant position have been mentioned by current and former government and intelligence officials. Many of these candidates are highly regarded civil servants who have dedicated their careers to protecting the nation and promoting equality. However, some of […]

Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents 2017 Quarter One Update

Gov Agency Incidents

Just prior to President Trump’s first official travel to a Muslim-majority country, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released an update of anti-Muslim bias incidents reported to the organization in the first quarter of 2017. In more than 50 percent of incidents, federal government agencies were identified as the instigator. The civil rights data quarter […]