Category Press Releases

CAIR Issues New Islamophobia Report Exposing More Than $105 Million Funneled to 26 Anti-Muslim Groups by Mainstream Charitable Institutions

CAIR’s new “Islamophobia in the Mainstream” report shows that Islamophobic organizations remain active and continue to receive large sums of money through private family foundations and mainstream donor-advised funds that are ultimately used to spread misinformation and perpetuate stereotypes about Muslims and Islam.
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DC Capitol Storming

CAIR Marks Anniversary of Jan. 6th Attack, Notes Dangerous Connections Between Insurrectionists and Anti-Muslim Extremism

CAIR today marked the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and noted that many of the extremists who targeted Congress that day have been targeting the American Muslim community for years. In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: “On the one-year anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, we reiterate our condemnation of the violent insurrectionists who attempted to overturn the 2020 election and the man who inspired them, former president Donald Trump."
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Taliyah Holmes speaks to the press on December 22, 2021.

CAIR-Philadelphia to Represent Black Muslim 6th Grader Allegedly Humiliated by Teacher, Calls on District to ‘Acknowledge Harm and Take Responsibility’

CAIR-Philadelphia today called on Darby Township School at Southeast Delco School District to acknowledge alleged harm, fully investigate and rectify any missteps that led to a 6th grade Black Muslim student at Darby Township School reportedly to be humiliated and forced to kneel by his homeroom/math teacher. 
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CAIR-Philadelphia Signs Joint Statement in Response to Recent Anti-Asian Violence

In the wake of the November 2021 attacks on eight Asian American youths by four Black youths on a SEPTA train, we, the undersigned, urge the Philadelphia community and our leaders to challenge the longstanding inadequacies of the traditional juvenile justice system and seize this opportunity to integrate transformative justice for a comprehensive resolution and healing for our communities. 
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CAIR-Philadelphia Statement on Students Attacked on SEPTA Train

CAIR-Philadelphia voices its support for the Asian students attacked on a SEPTA train by other students -- including one who was visibly Muslim. In conversations with its AAPI partners, CAIR-Philadelphia emphasized: "Regardless of the background of the incident, the students who used physical and discursive violence against others are in the wrong. CAIR-Philadelphia stands unequivocally against violence, irrespective of the faith or ethnicity of the victim or perpetrator."
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