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Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  • Irvine 11 D.A.'s closing statement branded 'political theater'

     
    Leaders of various groups gathered for a news conference outside the Santa Ana Courthouse on Monday afternoon to condemn the actions of the Orange County district attorney's office in the case of the so-called Irvine 11. Shakeed Syed, executive director.....
  • Disney Denies Suspending Muslim Hostess in Hijab Dispute

    Disney Denies Suspending Muslim Hostess in Hijab Dispute
    ANAHEIM -- A Muslim woman who is fighting for the right to wear her religious scarf to her hostess job at Disneyland has been taken off the schedule. Disney officials say they stopped putting Imane Boudlal on the schedule during the ongoing issue. The...
  • Mailbag: Disney employee shows capricious complaining

    I am truly all for religious freedom. I am not at all for a religious organization flexing its power to sue anybody or any company for discrimination where none exists ("Disney host: Could not wear hijab," Aug. 19). A 2.5-year employee of Disneyland,...
  • Sacramento Area Mosque Targeted With Toxic Pig

    Sacramento Area Mosque Targeted With Toxic Pig
    An area mosque has been drawn into the debate over a religious center near ground zero in New York City. A plastic pig was put in that mosque's mailbox, toxic messages were scribbled across it. Islamic leadership in our area isn't saying exactly where...
  • Local religious leaders speak out on proposed Quran burning

    Local religious leaders speak out on proposed Quran burning
    The planned actions of a pastor at a small Florida church are making big waves even in San Diego. Pastor Terry Jones has said he plans on burning as many Qurans as he can get at his Gainsville-area church as a way to send a message to Islamic radicals on...
  • Seattle-area Muslims Prepare For Day Of Unity & Healing Sept. 11th

    Seattle-area Muslims Prepare For Day Of Unity & Healing Sept. 11th
    "Learn, don't burn," that's what the Council on American-Islamic relations, or CAIR, wants people to do on the 9th anniversary of 9/11. The group is planning to announce a major education initiative Saturday in response to the Florida church that is...
  • Muslim teens grow up in shadow of terrorist attacks

    Muslim teens grow up in shadow of terrorist attacks
    Dina Abdalla tries to laugh when her friends poke fun, asking if she's a terrorist plotting an attack on Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora. She tries to have a sense of humor. At the same time, she doesn't find it funny. When asked about the real...
  • CAIR-LA: Media coverage of Islam unbalanced

    ANAHEIM — The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) held a media breakfast at its offices Tuesday morning with reporters and editors from various Southern California news outlets to discuss how the...
  • Muslim Groups Back Islamic Center Near Ground Zero

    Muslim Groups Back Islamic Center Near Ground Zero
    Leaders of prominent U.S. Muslim groups called Monday for a national week of interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance and said they support the right to build a controversial Islamic center near ground zero. "We stand for the constitutional...
  • Is a Coloring Book About 9/11 Inappropriate and Anti-Islam?

    Is a Coloring Book About 9/11 Inappropriate and Anti-Islam?
    As the nation gets ready to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, some are calling into question whether a new kids coloring book is appropriate. The graphic coloring novel starts with Osama bin Laden plotting to attack...
  • Attorneys start opening statements in Irvine 11 case

    SANTA ANA — Prosecutors and defense attorneys both argued free-speech rights Wednesday during opening statements of the criminal trial against 10 Muslim college students accused of plotting to disrupt a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United...
  • Airline apologizes for removing Muslim woman from flight

    Airline apologizes for removing Muslim woman from flight
    SAN DIEGO -- Southwest Airlines Wednesday apologized to a Muslim woman taken off one of its planes before a flight out of Lindbergh Field because of a comment she made while awaiting takeoff. Irum Abbasi, a graduate student at San Diego State University,...