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Silence speaks louder than words

Perhaps the tide is turning. But even if it is, all of us who believe that anti-Muslim rhetoric and actions are wrong must remain vigilant.

A couple of months ago, the FBI released its Hate Crimes Statistics report for 2020. The good news, and that term must be carefully used, for the Muslim community and its allies is that reported hate crimes targeting Muslims fell in 2020 across the United States. According to the FBI, there was a 38 percent decrease in such attacks from 2019 to 2020, a figure that seems even more surprising because the overall number of 

hate crimes rose in 2020 with attacks targeting Blacks shooting up dramatically. 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations consistently documents anti-Muslim activity in the United States, and the information it collected and published in its 2021 mid-year report offers a sobering reminder that hate is an experience too many Muslims throughout the U.S. face each day. The report carefully documented roughly three-dozen cases, which ranged from school bullying to attacks on mosques. 

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CAIR-Pittsburgh Condemns Attack on Asian Man, Seeks Community Assistance

CAIR-Pittsburgh Condemns Attack on Asian Man, Seeks Community Assistance (PITTSBURGH, PA, 1/13/2022) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an allegedly bias-motivated attack

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Immigration and Policy Resources for Afghanistan

Immigration and Policy Resources for Afghanistan CAIR-Pittsburgh is sharing this resource document prepared by CAIR-California offices. We thank our colleagues for allowing us to share it. We express solidarity with the Afghan-American community. We call on the

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CAIR Calls on Biden Administration

CAIR Calls on Biden Administration to ‘Do Everything Possible’ to Welcome Afghan Refugees, Protect Afghan Civilians (WASHINGTON D.C., 8/16/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today

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2021 ANNUAL BANQUET UPDATES

2021 Annual Banquet Updates and Recommendations Due to the current COVID -19 conditions, and the safety of the children in our community, we will not be offering babysitting for the banquet this year. We discourage

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