• CAIR: Ariens Muslim Workers' Faith in the Crossfire (Milwaukee Journal)

    become an advocate for the Muslims at Ariens.

  • Donald Trump: I Could Shoot a Person and Not Lose Votes (USA Today)

    "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? It's, like, incredible," Trump said.

    And in a move that any kindergartner knows would get them in trouble at school, Trump pointed his finger like a gun and cocked his thumb, just to illustrate how such a scenario might play out in Manhattan.


  • CAIR-Sacramento: American-Islamic Relations Focus of Discussion in Sunday

    American-Islamic relations will be discussed Sunday when Basim Elkarra visits with a Grass Valley congregation. The public is invited.

    Elkarra is Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in the Sacramento Valley. He will speak and answer questions Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St.

    • CAIR-OK: Group Sending Free Quran to Oklahomans

      In response to anti-Muslim rhetoric, an advocacy group is giving away copies of the Quran to Oklahomans interested in making up their own minds about Islam.

      Adam Soltani, director of Oklahoma's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he predicts continued "hate rhetoric" throughout the year.
      So the group is renewing a project to send a copy of the sacred text to anyone interested in reading it.

    • CAIR-PA Rep Joins Panel Discussion: Understanding Islam - Voices from Pittsburgh

      Panelists include Safdar Khwaja, Chapter President of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Wasi Mohamed, Executive Director od the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Guggenheimer, host of Essential Pittsburgh on 90.5 WESA.

  • CAIR: Two Teens Arrested for Attacking Bronx Muslim Man While Shouting 'ISIS, ISIS'

    called on the FBI to join the hate crime investigation of an attack on a Muslim man by assailants reportedly shouting "ISIS" during the beating.

  • Love Notes to an Illinois Mosque: Bringing Light in the Face of Adversity

  • 292 Muslims are Known to Have Fought During the American Civil War

    On the morning of April 4, 1865, near the end of the Civil War, Union troops commanded by Col. Thomas Johnston set ablaze the University of Alabama, but a copy of the Koran was saved by one of the university's staff. Two hundred and 92 Muslims are known to have fought during the Civil War. The highest-ranking Muslim officer during the war was Capt. Moses Osman. Nicholas Said, formerly enslaved to an Arab master, came to the United States in 1860 and found a teaching job in Detroit. In 1863, Said enlisted in the 55th Massachusetts Colored Regiment in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of sergeant. He was later granted a transfer to a military hospital, where he gained some knowledge of medicine.



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