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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-Minnesota Calls on Feds to Probe Video Showing North Dakota Militia Members Destroying ‘Mosque’

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/7/18) - - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called for a state and federal investigation of a recently-discovered video showing members of the North Dakota Security Force III% shooting at and destroying a replica “mosque.”

NOTE: The Three Percenters are part of an armed anti-government extremist movement that formed militias based on their belief that only three percent of colonists fought in the Revolutionary War.

SEE: Active Antigovernment Groups in the United States

https://www.splcenter.org/active-antigovernment-groups-united-states

The video, posted on YouTube in 2016 and recently sent to CAIR, shows a package of bacon – which is often used by bigots to intentionally insult Muslims – and then shows members of the group shooting at and exploding the replica mosque. NOTE:

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CAIR-MN Concerned About School's Lack of Response to Assault on Muslim Student

cairmnlogo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 11/15/2016) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today expressed concern about the lack of response by school officials in Coon Rapids, Minn., to an alleged assault on a Muslim middle schooler.

CAIR-MN says the family of the Northdale Middle School student reported that their child is feeling emotionally and physically distressed after she was allegedly assaulted on Friday by a classmate who came up behind her and violently pulled off her Islamic head scarf (hijab) and threw it on the ground. The classmate also pulled on her hair and let it come down in front of other students. The Muslim student now feels unsafe in the school and has yet to return to school.

School officials did not respond to the incident until Tuesday, despite the fact that the incident was reported immediately by the student and after being contacted by the family on Friday.

"School officials must take immediate actions to ensure that all students, regardless of their faith or ethnicity, are provided a safe learning environment," said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. "It should not take days to respond to an apparently bias-motivated assault on a student."

He said CAIR has noted a spike in incidents targeting American Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 presidential election.

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