The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization. CAIR's 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 Member ►

Apply Now to Attend "Muslims Vote: A Live Televised Elections Debate"

Did you know that there are important local elections on your election ballot? Political offices that affect your family like the education of your children, funding of public universities are on the ballot this election! Many candidates win elections with as few as 50 votes. Your vote really does count and your presence in the live audience will enable millions of fellow Americans learn about American Muslims’ lives, contributions, voting power and alliances!

Click Here to Attend!

Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens

A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at:

1 in 18 Medical Doctors in U.S. is American Muslim

A new report by ISPU estimated the number of American Muslim physicians in the U.S. to be about 50,000. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the total number of active medical doctors across the U.S. is about 914,000. Click here to read the full ISPU report.

Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice

Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. It’s the tone of news coverage and commentary, not an event itself that determines how the public reacts and whether members of a minority group will face hate violence.  Accurate language can inform readers, while loaded ethnically and religiously language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.

Donate and help us launch projects locally that have nationwide impact Donate Now!