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.
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Thank you for a successful banquet!

Our gratitude goes to the approx. 1,000 community members who graced last night's banquet with your presence and joined our growing list of supporters.

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $260,000 to defend civil rights, empower American Muslims and promote mutual understanding. We will continue to work toward raising our 2017 budget of $500,000 so that we can scale our work to meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities before us so that in the future, not far from now, American Muslim children can grow up with the same hopes and dreams as any young American. If your family or friends missed the banquet last night, they can still donate at www.cairseattle.org/donate

We are also humbled by the dedication and hard work of the more than 100 volunteers and table captains helped make the event possible. Thank you!

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Man threatened with lease termination for denying dog inspection

Outreach campaign protects students in response to inflammatory Op-ed On July 24, 2013, Adam [1], a Muslim man living in rental housing in the Puget Sound area was informed that he may be fined or may have his lease terminated by August 3, 2013 because of his family’s religious abstention to contact with dogs.

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Share the joy of Eid with your neighbors of other faiths!

Make a difference this Eid by joining thousands of Muslims across Washington State to spread the joy of Eid to your neighbors and co-workers of other faiths! By meeting and starting personal relationships with your neighbors, YOU are helping change the views on Islam/Muslims held by thousands of fellow Americans!

We've made it easy for you and your friends to participate and make this project your own!

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Outreach campaign protects students in response to inflammatory Op-ed

Outreach campaign protects students in response to inflammatory Op-ed On July 23, 2013, Mona [1] an Eastern Washington resident, read an article in her small town newspaper that left her in great fear of violence and retaliation. On that day, Union Post* editors decided to publish an opinion article that used inflammatory anti-Muslim language and blatant hate speech, to accuse the Muslim community of trying to infiltrate the US.

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Become a Sponsor 2016 Banquet

Online, print, and promotional item opportunities are available. Let us customize an opportunity to help your sponsorship shine.

Early Sponsor Offer: To those who are able to commit to a sponsorship by April 30, 2016, we are offering priority seating and early sponsorship recognition for increased visibility between now and June.

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CAIR-WA cooperating attorney assists person approached by FBI

Abel FBI interview case studyAfter more than a day of flying from Ethiopia to the United States, Abel*, a Washington State resident, felt exhausted. All he needed was to get through airport customs before he could go home and relax.  

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Your support will help CAIR-WA defend hundreds of local Muslims’ civil rights every year. train hundreds of media speakers to change millions of hearts and minds, train hundreds of local Muslims in political engagement so lawmakers represent us, build results-focused relationships with leaders in faith, business and labor, and help hundreds of local Muslim youth enter careers in media & politics where they shape public opinion and laws.

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Imam experiencing extreme delay in green card application helped by CAIR-WA

In January, 2013, CAIR-WA met with Imam Abdi*, an imam of a mosque in Washington State, to discuss the status of his green card application.  Though he arrived to the U.S. as a refugee in 2005 and then applied for Permanent Resident status in 2006, Imam Abdi continues what has been a six year struggle to see that his I-485 Application to Adjust to Permanent Residency is processed. The standard time of approval for an I-485 document is four months. 

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Almost half of Muslim students in California bullied in school

Growing in Faith

A survey found that almost half of Muslim students in California, ages 11 to 18, have experienced bullying because of their religion, race, ethnicity or other bias-based reasons. The survey also found the following disturbing trends:

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Phone call by caller impersonating FBI agent alarms local resident

Puget Sound area resident Kareem* received a startling voicemail on June 13, 2013 from a man claiming to be “Mike Anderson” of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The man stated that Kareem was “wanted” by the FBI and should turn himself in immediately. He stated that if Kareem if he didn’t surrender himself to his local police department, he would be detained and possibly arrested.

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Community alert: Scam artists claiming to be federal government agents

Community alert: Scam artists claiming to be federal government agents

Community members from across the country, including across Washington State, have received threatening, fraudulent phone calls from an unknown caller who claims to be a federal government agent.  Watch news VIDEO with a summary of the issue and victims' stories here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1XaT2JRdBk

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IT executive contacted by FBI for interview, represented by CAIR-WA cooperating attorney

On January 16, 2013, Hamza*, an IT executive, e-mailed CAIR-WA explaining that the FBI had contacted him wanting information about someone who had been hired at his mosque, located in Washington State.  The FBI expressed interest in learning more about the person hired because they had received several complaints about him.

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CAIR-WA receives ACLU-WA's 2013 'Civil Libertarian Award'

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 at its annual 'Bill of Rights Dinner,' the ACLU of Washington honored CAIR-Washington State's team of tireless volunteers, interns, staff, & board members with the 2013 'Civil Libertarian Award' for being a "forceful voice for fair treatment and respect for the rights of Muslims." The event was held at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott.

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Middle school teacher’s ignorant message to class, “religious Muslims are killing Americans”

In 2013, Ms. Nicole Jones*, a middle school teacher in Washington State, wanted to teach her class about the impact of the attacks on September 11, 2001. During the lesson, a student asked her “why are Muslims killing Americans and which Muslims are doing this?”

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Business owners face sudden lease changes, pursue matter with city council with CAIR-WA’s help

Two business tenants of a city in King County, Abdullahi and Khadra1, contacted CAIR-WA regarding the lease on several businesses they own.

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Woman asked questions about national origin, terminated from job

NihalEmployment Nihal contacted CAIR-WA after she was terminated from her job at a retail store in Seattle.

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Stops at US-Canada border cause frustration, CAIR-WA seeks more cases in effort to end profiling

Stops at US-Canada border cause frustration, CAIR-WA seeks more cases in effort to end profiling

Mukhtar[1], a natural-born U.S. citizen shared several stories of humiliation and frustration while traveling by car to and from Canada through the land border.

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Repeated graffiti incidents at Islamic school investigated by police

IslamicSchool On January 3rd, 2013, a community member contacted CAIR-WA to report graffiti on a Puget Sound area Islamic school’s property.

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Shots fired at apartment and car window, police takes action only after CAIR-WA asks for meeting

Outreach campaign protects students in response to inflammatory Op-ed

Over the past year and a half, Ahmed[1] and his family, residents of King County, have apparently been terrorized and targeted by an unknown person.

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New employee mocked for religious beliefs, fired during training period

Adnan [1], an employee for a company at the SeaTac International Airport, was harassed by a female supervisor who became upset with him when he declined to shake her hand because of his religious observance of modesty. (Many observant Muslims believe that physical contact with a member of the opposite gender should be avoided.)

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