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Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  • Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda

    Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda
    The trial of two Inland Empire men accused of being involved in a terrorist plot resumes in Riverside federal court this week, as jurors weigh whether the defendants' alleged plans to travel overseas and join Al Qaeda posed a true threat or were...
  • Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine

    Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine
    On the bloodiest day of conflict yet in this summer of hostilities in the Gaza strip, thousands gathered Tuesday night for a community rally in support of Israel at the Samueli Jewish Campus in Irvine. The rally was one of hundreds at Jewish centers...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • Surveillance by religious stereotype?

    A report that the U.S. government conducted electronic surveillance on five prominent Muslim Americans is troubling. It deserves a fuller response from the government than a boilerplate assurance that it doesn't choose targets of surveillance based on...
  • Mayo: All Aboard, Florida? Not really; train gets more foes

    Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project? I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
  • Muslim group wants critics to monitor stereotyping on 'Tyrant'

    Muslim group wants critics to monitor stereotyping on 'Tyrant'
    A Muslim advocacy group is asking that critics reviewing FX's upcoming drama "Tyrant" address possible stereotyping of Arab and Muslim culture. Leaders for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which calls itself the nation's largest Muslim civil...
  • U.S. asks Israel to probe beating of American teen in Jerusalem

    U.S. asks Israel to probe beating of American teen in Jerusalem
    Violent protests sparked by the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager spread to Arab villages in Israel on Saturday, presenting a new challenge to the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has stayed silent on the...
  • Rizza Cadillac to pay $100K in discrimination case

    Rizza Cadillac to pay $100K in discrimination case
    Tinley Park car dealership Rizza Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc. must pay $100,000 to resolve a religious discrimination lawsuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. Under the terms of a federal consent decree, Rizza Cadillac will be...
  • FBI agent cleared in killing of friend of Boston bombing suspect

    FBI agent cleared in killing of friend of Boston bombing suspect
    ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the lingering mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing involves the grisly triple slaying that preceded it. On the night of Sept. 11, 2011, three men had their throats slashed in the quiet suburb of Waltham, Mass. One victim...
  • Bullet hits mosque during prayer service, officials say

    Bullet hits mosque during prayer service, officials say
    A shot was fired at the dome of an Orland Park mosque Tuesday during an early morning prayer service, police said. No one among the roughly 40 people in the Prayer Center of Orland Park were injured when a single bullet struck the gold metal dome...
  • Egyptian teen defects to U.S. after science fair in Los Angeles

    Egyptian teen defects to U.S. after science fair in Los Angeles
    An Egyptian teenager accused of illegally protesting his country's government has defected to the United States after attending an international science fair for high school students in Los Angeles. Abdullah Assem, 17, decided not to board a Cairo-bound...
  • ABC Family's 'Alice in Arabia' Draws Concern from Muslim Advocates

    The greater Los Angeles-area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) announced Wednesday that it has asked ABC Family to meet with Muslim and Arab-American community leaders to discuss concerns about potential stereotyping in the...