Video: CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper on CNN to Discuss Ben Carson's Islamophobic Views

Video: CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper on CNN to Discuss Ben Carson's Islamophobic Views

CAIR Announces Quran Giveaway in Response to Ben Carson’s Anti-Muslim Remarks (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/21/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the renewal of its “Share the Quran” campaign in response to Republican candidate Ben Carson’s false claim that Islam is “inconsistent” with the Constitution and his bigoted belief that a Muslim should not be elected president. Video: CAIR News Conference Announcing Renewal of ‘Share the Quran’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTHVE0lpcAI Video: Full CAIR News Conference Calling on Ben Carson to Withdraw from Presidential Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX9utov27uo CAIR announced the educational campaign to give away free copies of the Quran, Islam’s released text, during a news conference this morning at its Capitol Hill headquarters. [NOTE: Those requesting a free Quran are asked to pay $9.95 for shipping and handling.] CAIR: Share the Quran https://www.explorethequran.com/request-a-quran/american-public.html “CAIR’s research shows a direct correlation between increasing knowledge of Islam and decreasing anti-Muslim prejudice,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. Awad said CAIR is open to a meeting with Carson to dispel any misunderstandings he has about Islam and will send him a copy of the Quran so that he may educate himself about the faith. The high-quality volumes of the Quran distributed in CAIR’s “Share the Quran” campaign contain the original Arabic script, an English translation by Muhammad Asad, transliteration of the Arabic text, and notes on individual verses. They include a bookmark guide to the verses related to topics such as women’s rights, social justice, and respect for other faiths. [NOTE: CAIR has already distributed 130,000 copies of the Quran to Americans of all faiths.] CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. - END - CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

Video: University of Central Florida Professor Spews Anti-Islam Hate

Video: University of Central Florida Professor Spews Anti-Islam Hate

Dr. Jonathan Matusitz, an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, January 31, 2013 ----- CAIR-FL Seeks Review of UCF Courses Taught by Anti-Islam Prof Professor at publicly-funded institution works with anti-Muslim hate group, says Germany will be 'Islamic republic' by 2050 (TAMPA, FL, 6/17/13) - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), along with other community organizations, announced today that it has called on the University of Central Florida (UCF) to review the accuracy and objectivity of information offered to students in courses taught by Dr. Jonathon Matusitz. CAIR-FL says Matusitz, an associate professor in the UCF Nicholson School of Communication, is "membership director" for the anti-Muslim hate group ACT! for America and bizarrely claims Germany will "become an Islamic republic by 2050." Video: University of Central Florida Professor Spews Anti-Islam Hate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cESJ58FyUQ0 ACT! for America leader Hanah Kahwagi Tudor, who goes by the pseudonym "Brigitte Gabriel," says an American Muslim "cannot be a loyal citizen" and that Islam is the "real enemy." She once told the Australian Jewish News: "Every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim." Tudor also claimed that "Islamo-fascism is a politically-correct word...it's the vehicle for Islam. . .Islam is the problem." The New York Times describes Gabriel as a "radical Islamophobe" who in the past has made statements like "Arabs have no soul" and "Arabs are barbarians." Backgrounder: Brigitte Gabriel and ACT! for America https://www.facebook.com/notes/cair/backgrounder-brigitte-gabriel-and-act-for-america/10151330157764442 Matusitz recently told a Tea party gathering, "The problem is not so much the average Muslim, as it is the ideology," and falsely claimed that the Quran has "a lot of hateful verses that urge the adherents to kill non-Muslims." Public outcry forced Florida Republicans to cancel a scheduled lecture by Matusitz titled "The Islamic Threat to America." SEE: Pinellas GOP Wisely Cancels, Err, "Postpones" Speech from Controversial Anti-Islam Professor http://www.saintpetersblog.com/pinellas-gop-wisely-cancels-err-postpones-speech-from-controversial-anti-islam-professor Moderates within the Republican Party, such as Chris Latvala, son of state Sen. Jack Latvala, expressed concerns with Matusitz's talk, describing it on his Facebook as "bashing an entire religion practiced by many in Pinellas County." SEE: Pinellas Republicans Criticized for Inviting Anti-Islam Speaker http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/pinellas-republicans-criticized-for-inviting-anti-islam-speaker/2125295 In a letter outlining Matusitz's Islamophobic views sent to the Dean of the UCF College of Sciences Dr. Michael Johnson, CAIR-FL wrote in part: "His presentations on these subjects are full of anti-Muslim bigotry in the form of hate speech, inaccuracies, sweeping generalizations and stereotypes that would mislead students to believe that all Islamic societies are nothing more than violent, hate-filled terrorist factories. . . "The focus of Dr. Matusitz's teachings appears to be more about his personal ungrounded fear of Muslims than about teaching students how any culture actually facilitates terrorism. . . "We are requesting that courses taught by Dr. Matusitz be thoroughly reviewed by the College of Sciences so that your students are not subjected to his apparent disinformation and bigotry." Last week, Florida Atlantic University distanced itself from an advisor who made anti-Muslim statements on Facebook. Video: FAU Responds to CAIR-FL Request to Drop Anti-Muslim Advisor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISxFWbJutI Visit CAIR-FL's link 'Islamophobia in Academia' for the latest on this developing issue: http://cairflorida.org/advancedsubcategory?id=51bb9aceaa8eecf861000000 CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List http://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribe Subscribe to CAIR's Twitter Feed http://twitter.com/cairnational Subscribe to CAIR's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/cairtv - END -- CONTACT: CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze,954-673-9459, nhamze@cair.com; CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321,hshibly@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

Video: U.S. Muslims Concerned by Rising Islamophobia (CAIR)

Video: U.S. Muslims Concerned by Rising Islamophobia (CAIR)

CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper interviewed by Press TV -- Should the Constitution protect American Muslims? This question was posed by Lt. General William Boykin in an article published recently in which he attacked Islam, saying Sharia provides "no individual freedoms while virtually enslaving those who live under its authority." Boykin served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under Bush II from 2003-2007, in the heat of the so-called 'War on Terror'. A born-again evangelical Christian, the retired army general is no stranger to controversy, having made anti-Islam statements before. Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List http://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribe Subscribe to CAIR's Twitter Feed http://twitter.com/cairnational Subscribe to CAIR's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/cairtv

Pamela Geller on NY1 The Call responding to Hamas-CAIR

Pamela Geller on NY1 The Call responding to Hamas-CAIR

CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR's cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.

Muslim Boy Ahmed Mohamed Arrested After Bringing Clock To School

Muslim Boy Ahmed Mohamed Arrested After Bringing Clock To School

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim boy, was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. His teachers thought it was a bomb. President Obama responded to the arrest with this: "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great." Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus

Video: CAIR Sues Feds for Barring Utah Imam from Returning to U.S.

Video: CAIR Sues Feds for Barring Utah Imam from Returning to U.S.

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14411-cair-sues-feds-for-barring-utah-imam-from-returning-to-u-s-after-being-placed-on-no-fly-list.html (WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/16/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that it filed an emergency lawsuit on behalf of a Utah imam (Muslim religious leader) who was prevented from boarding a flight back to his home in the United States from Kenya. CAIR’s lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Among the defendants are the FBI, the Terrorism Screening Center (TSC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). [NOTE: The imam will try to board a flight home tonight. CAIR’s lawsuit seeks to have the imam allowed to board his flight.] Imam Yussuf Awadir Abdi, an American citizen and imam of Madina Masjid in Salt Lake City, Utah, traveled to Kenya to bring his wife and children to the United States. All members of his family are either United States citizens or have permission to enter and reside in this country. Imam Abdi was added to the no-fly list after he left the country and was therefore prevented from boarding his flight home. [NOTE: The imam will try to board a flight home tonight.] SEE: Muslim Utahn — and U.S. citizen — Prevented From Boarding Plane by Kenyan Officials http://www.sltrib.com/news/5404414-155/muslim-is-detained-in-kenya-on As a result of being denied boarding, Imam Abdi was unable to return home in time for the last 10 nights of the holy month of Ramadan -- the most important nights of the month -- when he is expected to lead prayers each night at his mosque. The last 10 nights of Ramadan began on the evening of June 15. A motion filed in conjunction with the lawsuit seeks an emergency court order compelling the United States to allow Imam Abdi to board a flight and return to his home in Utah. Parker & McConkie is co-counsel in the lawsuit. “The federal government has used the no-fly list as a tool to attack the constitutional rights and liberties of innocent American Muslims around the country,” said CAIR National Litigation Director Lena F. Masri, Esq. “In the case of Imam Abdi, the federal government wrongfully placed him on the list without notice or due process after he left the country, which effectively exiled him by preventing him from returning to his home in Utah.” Masri noted that CAIR has assisted a number of other American Muslim citizens who have been stranded overseas by government actions. ‎SEE: CAIR Calls No-Fly Policy Change a 'Step in the Right Direction' http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12936-cair-calls-no-fly-policy-change-a-step-in-the-right-direction.html CAIR Welcomes Ruling that No-Fly List Appeals Process is Unconstitutional http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12536-cair-welcomes-ruling-that-no-fly-list-appeals-process-is-unconstitutional.html CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua. Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational Subscribe to CAIR's Email List http://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribe Subscribe to CAIR's Twitter Feed http://twitter.com/cairnational Subscribe to CAIR's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/cairtv - END - CONTACT: CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 248-390-9784, lmasri@cair.com; CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425, gabbas@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

A Middle Schooler's Solution to Islamophobia | Salma Albezreh | TEDxDayton

A Middle Schooler's Solution to Islamophobia | Salma Albezreh | TEDxDayton

Salma Albezreh, a 13 year old middle schooler, uses spoken word poetry to empower youth to define themselves and resist stereotypes as she shares her story as an American Muslim.  Salma Albezreh is an American Muslim writer of spoken word poetry. Her topics vary from Islamophobia and the American identity to human trafficking and women's rights. She works to fight stereotypes that are especially evident in schools as well as to empower youth to take leadership roles in making a change in their society. Salma is the co-founder of MYSA, an association that provides youth with service opportunities. She is also helping to establish an initiative to empower youth from different religious backgrounds to interact at a retreat and training program where they can showcase their talents across the country and promote tolerance. Salma is a proud Daytonian who was born in Boston. She is 13 years old. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

CAIR-Texas Rep Interviewed About Promoting Positive View of Islam, Muslims (Video)

CAIR-Texas Rep Interviewed About Promoting Positive View of Islam, Muslims (Video)

CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem Tel: 817-538-8269 asalem@cair.com www.cair-dfw.org

Mercy of Disabilities

Mercy of Disabilities

Islam is a religion built upon justice and fulfilling our obligations to others. What are our obligations to those who have disabilities, whether they are born with them or incurred them during their lives? How did the Prophet honour those with disabilities, and strengthen them and encourage them? What was the beautiful tradition of the Islamic where Umar ibn Abdel Aziz employed a caretaker for every person with disabilities? Listen to this powerful talk by Imam Ibrahim Hindy on the Mercy of Disabilities.

Skye Jethani: Why Christians Should Defend Muslims

Skye Jethani: Why Christians Should Defend Muslims

How should Christians respond to Muslims after the terrible attack in Orlando? Should we side with Trump and those calling for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.? And should we deny religious freedom to Muslims as some "Christian" leaders suggest. In this video, I discuss how fear makes us irrational and dumb, as well as three reasons why Christians should love, and even defend, Muslims. SUPPORT THE VICTIMS & FAMILIES OF THE ORLANDO ATTACK: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/how-you-can-help-orlando Skye's new ebook: "The Voting Booth- a new vision for Christian engagement in a post-Christian culture" https://www.amazon.com/Voting-Booth-Christian-engagement-post-Christian-ebook/dp/B01G8Z85UC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465992863&sr=8-1&keywords=jethani+voting+booth

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