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CAIR-MN Welcomes New Federal Charges for Bloomington Mosque Bombers

(Minneapolis, MN., 6/21/18) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the federal civil rights and hate crime charges of the three bombers of the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, on August 5, 2017.

Today, the Department of Justice announced a five-count federal indictment charging MICHAEL HARI, 47, MICHAEL MCWHORTER, 29, and JOE MORRIS, 23, with federal civil rights and hate crime violations, and using a destructive device in connection with an explosion.

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CAIR-Minnesota to Join a Rally Against Trump's Muslim Ban Before Supreme Court Hearing

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN., 4/20/18) --  On Saturday April 21st The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), will join other community organizations in holding a rally and protest in opposition Trump's Administrations Muslim Ban in Minneapolis.
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Muslim Ban litigation.
On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court reinstated the Muslim Ban and lifted the injunctions granted by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits. Although the Supreme Court did not reach the merits of the Muslim Ban, it allowed the ban to take full effect.

WHAT: Rally & Protest

WHEN: Saturday April 21st 12pm (protest to start shortly after)

WHERE: Lake Street and Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN (Kmart Parking Lot Area)

 

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CAIR-MN Calls for Resignation of Former Best Buy CEO from current posts over Anti-Muslim Ads

(Minneapolis, MN., 4/5/18) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Brad Anderson, former Best Buy CEO and current MPR and General Mills board member to resign from those posts due to his financial support for a hate group that produced anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim advertisements that targeted voters in swing states prior to the 2016 election.

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CAIR-MN Calls for Probe of 'Execute All Muslims' Comment Targeting Muslim Mayoral Candidate

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/2/18)  – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on law enforcement authorities in that state to investigate a possible threat to a Muslim mayoral candidate in Rochester, Minn.

Candidate Regina Mustafa reported that an individual self-identified as “Militia Movement” left a comment last night stating “EXECUTE all muslims [sic] in America” on one of her Google Plus postings from June of 2017.

Mustafa told CAIR she has reported the apparent threat to the Rochester Police Department. She believes the threatening comment was prompted by news of her mayoral candidacy.

“We urge state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this implicit threat of violence targeting a member of a minority community seeking to take part in our nation’s political process,” said  CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.

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