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Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  • Cops Seek Pickup in Sikh Shooting

    Cops Seek Pickup in Sikh Shooting
    Police need the public's help in locating a tan or light brown 1999 to 2003 Ford F150 pickup truck seen driving from E. Stockton Way in Elk Grove on Friday after two elderly Indian men were shot. Surinder Singh, 65, and Gurmej Atwal, 78, were both out...
  • Experts, Muslims Worry About Fallout From Hearing On Radicalization

    Experts, Muslims Worry About Fallout From Hearing On Radicalization
    Rep. Peter King's goal is to thwart Muslim radicalization, but some people fear his hearings could have exactly the opposite effect. Some counterterrorism experts believe shining a harsh spotlight on the Muslim community could play into the jihadist...
  • Tree Lighting Bomb Plot Suspect Due in Court

    Tree Lighting Bomb Plot Suspect Due in Court
    CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Patrols around mosques and other Islamic sites in Portland have been stepped up as Muslim leaders expressed fears of retribution, days after a Somali-American man was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during the...
  • Mailbag: Column on Islam refutes stereotypes

    I don't think I've ever written a letter to the editor before, but Sunday's Daily Pilot has motivated me now. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Mona Shadia's columns and learning more about the real face of Islam, not the stereotypes that we too often...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against City of Lomita Over Mosque Permit

    Lawsuit Filed Against City of Lomita Over Mosque Permit
    LOMITA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A civil rights organization has brought a federal lawsuit against the city of Lomita for rejecting an application to renovate a mosque complex. The Council on American-Islamic Relations contends the city discriminated against...
  • Memorial set for slain Iraqi woman

    Memorial set for slain Iraqi woman
    LAKESIDE, Calif. -- A memorial at the Islamic Center of Lakeside will be held this afternoon for an Iraqi woman found fatally beaten in her El Cajon home near a note that called her a terrorist and told her and her family to go home. The service for 32-...
  • Shadia: Islam's influence on the Founding Fathers

    Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...
  • It's a Gray Area: Muslim Americans deserve our understanding

    Recently I attended a fundraising dinner for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. This stimulating and uplifting event involved more than 1,800 mostly Muslim people celebrating the theme of "Making Democracy...
  • Russell Simmons Bashes Lowe's Over 'All American Muslim' Ad Pull

    Russell Simmons Bashes Lowe's Over 'All American Muslim' Ad Pull
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons joined in the growing rally against homebuilding supply chain Lowe's after it pulled advertising from the reality TV show "All-American Muslim." "All-American Muslim" is an eight-part series that...
  • Shadia: Thoughts on 'All-American Muslim'

    When I first read about a reality TV show featuring the everyday lives and struggles of Muslim Americans, I immediately added it to my short list. But my reaction to the first episode of "All-American Muslim" on TLC was mixed. I liked some elements,...
  • San Diegan stranded in Bahrain by no-fly list

    San Diegan stranded in Bahrain by no-fly list
    SAN DIEGO - In the second such case in a month, a San Diego man has been stranded outside the United States after learning that he was placed on the federal no-fly list.  City College student Ali Ahmed, 20, is stuck in Bahrain.  “(The ticketing...
  • Muslim organizations say police training teaches bigotry

    Muslim organizations say police training teaches bigotry
    A coalition of 30 Islamic organizations on Wednesday criticized the way Florida police are trained in counter-terrorism methods. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has used materials that spread fear and bigotry against Muslims, according to Nezar...