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Trump White House under fire for lack of Muslim-American representation at Ramadan celebration

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SHAFAQNA - VOX | by Tara Isabella burton: The White House hosted its first Iftar dinner after declining to hold it last year. Wednesday night, to commemorate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Trump White House hosted its first Iftar dinner…

CAIR Wins Another Legal Challenge to Trump's 'Muslim Ban

SHAFAQNA-President Donald Trump's most recent effort to curtail immigration was dealt another judicial setback Thursday by a federal appeals court in Virginia. In a 9-4 decision, the court ruled that Trump’s travel ban is unconstitutional…

CAIR Condemns Trump's Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter

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SHAFAQNA - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned what it called President Trump's "incitement to violence against American Muslims" after he retweeted…

CAIR to Hold News Conference After Trump Signs 'Muslim Ban' Executive Orders

SHAFAQNA - On Wednesday, January 25, the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference at it Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to offer…

CAIR report: hate crimes, discrimination against Muslims on the rise

SHAFAQNA - Muslim-American communities in the state of Florida are increasingly falling victim to Islamophobic hate crimes and facing anti-Islamic rhetoric and legislation, according to a newly-released report by the Council on American-Islamic…

Muslim group CAIR condemns Orlando shooting

SHAFAQNA - The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) has condemned the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead and 53 others injured on Sunday, calling it a hate crime. The gunman, identified by US media…

150 Muslims Fired For Protesting Their Workplace’s Prayer Policies

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SHAFAQNA - About 150 Muslim workers at a meat processing plant have been fired for refusing to show up for work during an ongoing dispute over prayer accommodations. The controversy began on December 18, when 11 Somali Muslim workers at…

More Than Half of California Muslim Students Are Bullied: Study

SHAFAQNA- Startling new data indicates more than half of California's Muslim students between the ages of 11 and 18 are being bullied at school. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, held a press conference Friday to release…