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The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the arrest of a suspect who allegedly displayed a handgun during an incident involving Muslim teenagers at an Eden Prairie, Minn., McDonald’s. On Monday, Eden Prairie Police responded to the McDonald’s incident in which a group of Muslim teenagers said a man displayed a gun after making what they regarded as racist remarks.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/8/18) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, to investigate a social media threat targeting CAIR-MN's Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.
In a tweet, an anti-Muslim organizer who attended an event featuring a talk by Hussein this past Saturday at the Minnesota History Center, wrote: ". . .trust me you are my mission. I will take you down. You are done I am pretty sure they will make it look like an accident.” (grammatical errors maintained)
CAIR-Minnesota Condemns Firing of Muslim MSP Workers, to Join Interfaith Rally Demanding Action
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/2/18) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today condemned the firing of seven Muslim workers at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) who were terminated by Delta subcontractor US Aviation on Friday for praying during their work breaks.
Later today, two of the fired workers will appear at a rally outside MSP.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN 8/5/18) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), today called on law enforcement authorities in that state to investigate vandalism targeting a Maplewood, Minn., mosque as a hate crime.
Two suspects are reportedly shown in surveillance video spray-painting “666,” “Jesus saves,” a cross, and obscenities on a wall of Alsalam Mosque on July 29. (NOTE: In popular culture, “666” is often associated with references to the anti-Christ or the devil.]
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/19/18) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today expressed disappointment that the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Somali nationals currently in the United States.
By only extending for 18 months TPS for Somalis – and not redesignating the status – means that Somali nationals who arrived to the U.S. after May 1, 2012 will not be eligible to apply for TPS. However, the 500 current enrolled TPS holders from Somalia are eligible to re-register for an extension of their status for 18 months, through March 17, 2020. There are an estimated over thousand Somali Nationals that could have enrolled to TPS if it was reinstated.