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Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Pulls Plug on 'Alice in Arabia' After Muslim Org Backlash

    Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family's "Alice in Arabia" and requested a meeting with execs, the network has decided not to pursue the show that...
  • Suit: Rizza Cadillac created hostile environment for Muslim, Arab staff

    Suit: Rizza Cadillac created hostile environment for Muslim, Arab staff
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has alleged Rizza Cadillac Inc. of Tinley Park with violating federal law by allegedly encouraging a work environment that was hostile and offensive to Muslim and Arab sales staff. The lawsuit filed...
  • Waukegan and Gurnee houses of worship vandalized

    Waukegan and Gurnee houses of worship vandalized
    Nearly a dozen houses of worship in Gurnee and Waukegan have been vandalized over the past week, with an obscene “hateful message” scrawled in red on at least two buildings, officials announced Wednesday. Police are asking the public for...
  • 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...