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Thursday, 25 July 2024

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The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), today condemned both an Israeli massacre of at least 20 Palestinian worshippers praying in the ruins of a Gaza mosque previously destroyed by Israel and a similar massacre of 15 people at a UN-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians. In a statement, CAIR-FL’s Executive Director Imam […]

(TAMPA, FL, 7/8/2024) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), the state’s largest civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned Florida tech entrepreneur, Daniel Linden and the network organization Shirion Collective for their alleged efforts to spread anti-Palestinian propaganda, harass activists and propagate harmful conspiracy theories.   SEE: Revealed: the tech entrepreneur […]

Muslim civil rights and advocacy group calls on Biden administration to clarify extent of U.S. involvement (TAMPA,FL, 6/9/2024) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), today condemned the “horrific massacre” of more than 200 Palestinians at the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.  Israeli forces bombed the Nuseirat refugee camp on […]

(TAMPA, FL, 6/6/2024) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), today condemned the massacre of 40 people by Israeli forces at a UN-run school in central Gaza. An Israeli air raid on a UN-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza’s Nuseirat camp killed at least 40 people, 23 of whom […]

(TAMPA, FL, 6/5/24) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), today expressed concern about the impact of President Biden’s executive order temporarily suspending  the processing of most asylum claims at the southern U.S. border. The order, which activates when the seven-day average of unauthorized crossings exceeds 2,500, sets an arbitrary threshold […]

Muslim civil rights and advocacy group says Biden administration must force Israeli government to immediately end genocide   (TAMPA, FL, 5/31/24) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), today called President Biden’s “long overdue” expression of support for an immediate and indefinite ceasefire in Gaza a “positive step” that the White […]

Muslim civil rights group says Biden should honor ruling by stopping military aid to Israel (TAMPA, FL, 5/24/2024) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), today applauded a ruling by the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague ordering Israel to halt its attacks on Rafah in Gaza. That […]

(MIAMI, FLA., 5/15/2024) - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the charges brought against Kyle Walter Martin. Martin is accused of verbally harassing a Muslim female in hijab at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Broward County. According to the probable cause […]

Photo Credits: Chris Urso, TIMES   (TAMPA, FL, 4/30/24) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the arrest of peaceful anti-genocide protesters on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa and the University of […]

(TAMPA, FL – April 24, 2024) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today expressed disapproval of President Joe Biden’s campaign stop in Tampa amidst the ongoing atrocities and genocide in Gaza. The Biden administration’s failure to address these grave violations of human rights is deeply concerning and stains the moral […]

(MIAMI, FL – April 15, 2024) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today applauded the swift action taken by the Miami Police Department in apprehending the suspect involved in the tragic shooting incident at a Chevron gas station in Liberty City. According to an arrest report released by Miami police, Shamun […]

CAIR-Florida Commends Law Enforcement’s Swift Response After Florida Man Disrupts Worship Ceremony at Mosque (MIAMI, FL, 4/2/2024) — The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today commended law enforcement for their swift response in arresting a 48-year-old man who disrupted a worship ceremony at the […]

(4/1/2024, Tampa, Fla.) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida (CAIR-FL), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed an order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ordering Israel’s far-right government to ensure basic food supplies arrive without delay in Gaza. The judges said in their order: “The court […]

Muslim civil rights group calls for constituents to contact their legislators asking their rejection   (TAMPA, FLA, 1/10/24) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned Florida’s House Bill 187 and Senate Bill 148 as a threat to civil liberties, particularly […]

BREAKING NEWS:  CAIR-Florida, Islamic Community Center of Gainesville Call for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Worship Center  (MIAMI, FL, 1/5/2024) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and the Islamic Community Center of Gainesville (ICCG) today condemned the vandalism on the Center’s […]

(Miami Fla, D.C., 12/20/23) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the release of CAIR’s new paper on the state of Islamophobia leading up to and during the ongoing attacks by the far-right Israeli government against Palestinians in Gaza, which many legal and […]

(Miami, Fla. – 12/19/23) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s report Mislabeled as a Threat: How the Terrorist Watchlist and Government Screening Processes Impact Americans.   CAIR-Florida Media and Outreach Director Wilfredo Ruiz stated: “This is […]

(MIAMI, 12/18/23) – On Tuesday Dec. 19 (11 a.m.) – the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) and South Florida Multi-Faith Leaders plan to join multi-faith voices calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The faith leaders will be calling on our government officials to do everything possible to bring about an immediate cease […]

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USF’s Students for Justice in Palestine Sue the State University Chancellor and Governor De Santis for Violating Their First Amendment Rights: Seek Injunction Quashing Order to Deactivate Group  (Tampa, FL, 11/21/2023) On Tuesday, November 21, at 1:00 pm the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), CAIR National Chapter, Roza Tawil of Erchid Law Firm, and Joshua Karsch of Mehri […]

Stand For Ceasefire Multi-faith Press Conference at the Florida Capitol Building (Tallahassee, 11/13/2023) - On Tuesday, November 14th, at 12 PM ET the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a multi-faith press conference at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee with faith and community leaders calling for an immediate ceasefire [...]
(MIAMI, FL, 11/10/2023) - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a call by a Florida Republican state lawmaker to kill “all” Palestinians.   CAIR-Florida called on the state GOP to censure the lawmaker and for public repudiation of the genocidal comment.  During [...]
(MIAMI, FLA., 11/8/2023) - The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), the State’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the hate crime charges brought against a Florida man who allegedly attacked a Muslim woman postal worker. According to NBC News, on October 24, 2023, Kenneth Pinkney approached the victim – [...]
(MIAMI, 10/25/2023) – On Thursday, October 26, at 12 p.m. the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a press conference in their South Florida office with multifaith leaders and activists. The group will be calling on elected officials to keep every American safe, especially after recent spikes in hate incidents [...]
(TAMPA, 10/18/2023) – On Thursday, October 19, at 12:00 p.m. the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) plans to hold a press conference in their Tampa office with Florida residents who have close family relatives in Gaza that are American citizens. WHAT: CAIR-FL Press Conference Calling for State Department Intervention to Protect [...]
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/26/2023) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and its Florida chapter today called on political leaders to stop “tolerating, embracing and emboldening” supremacist ideology nationwide after a deadly “racially motivated” mass shooting in Florida. A white man fatally shot three people inside a Jacksonville, Fla., Dollar [...]
(WASHINGTON, DC, 8/1/2023) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its Florida chapter today called on the Florida Department of Education to clarify and reject any relationship between the Islamophobic Prager University and Florida schools. In an email on Saturday, July 29, PragerU Kids informed its followers “PragerU is now in schools as an official state-approved educational vendor. [...]
(TAMPA, FL, 7/31/2023) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the fourth antisemitic incident reported to Pensacola Police in just weeks, the latest occurred at Florida’s First Jewish temple, Temple Beth El.    CAIR-Florida is calling on the Pensacola Police and the [...]

(TAMPA, FL, 5/16/2023) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of white supremacist flyers found in a Naples Park, FL neighborhood. NBC News 2 reported that 70 flyers were collected by Collier County Sherriff Office (CCSO) deputies. The racist flyer […]

(TAMPA, FL, 5/5/23) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, in partnership with the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), extends a heartfelt invitation to the American Muslim community to participate in the 8th annual National Muslim Advocacy Day.  The event will be held in person […]

(WASHINGTON D.C./MIAMI, FL, 2/14/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, and its CAIR-Florida Chapter, the State’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the final judgment entered  in favor of CAIR Foundation and CAIR-Florida, Inc. and against Illoominate Media, Inc. and Laura Loomer, [...]