Council On American-Islamic Relations News
San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign
Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students
Detroit fire officials investigating racist online posts
A Detroit Fire Department official has been placed on administrative leave without pay after a civil rights organization said it found racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic social media posts purportedly written by him
Suspect who set fire to Florida mosque seen in surveillance video, police say
Deputies in Hillsborough County, Florida, are searching for a male suspect seen in a newly released surveillance video setting fire to a local mosque. The incident occurred on February 27, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m. local time at the Islamic Society of New Tampa in Thonotosassa. Hillsborough
Hawaii judge puts Trump's revised travel ban on hold
Two federal judges have ruled against President Donald Trump 's revised travel ban, dealing another body blow to one of the president's signature domestic security initiatives. In the more sweeping outcome, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday issued a nationwide temporary restraining
Fire at Florida mosque being investigated as arson
Officials believe an early morning fire at a mosque in Florida was intentionally set, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime . The Hillsbourgh County Fire Rescue received a call around 2:09 a.m. local time Friday about a fire at the Islamic Society of New Tampa in Thonotosassa.
13 Legal Actions Challenging Trump's Immigration Executive Order
President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to suspend some immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries -- Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia , Iraq, Iran and Libya -- for 90 days, halt the refugee program for 120 days and suspend the admission of Syrian refugees indefinitely.
Trump's Immigration Order Faces New Challenges Following Tumultuous Weekend
President Trump's executive order restricting travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries received a fresh wave of legal and political challenges today following a tumultuous weekend in which protesters took to the streets in many American cities to voice their dissent. Democrats
US Judge Grants Stay on Deportations Under Trump Immigration Order, But Overall Ban Remains
A federal court in Brooklyn tonight granted an emergency stay on President Trump's executive order that bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for two Iraqi men who had valid visas to enter the United States but were detained today when they arrived in New York. Trump's order
Trump's Immigration Order Sparks Protests at Airports Nationwide
Protests erupted at airports nationwide Saturday following the implementation of President Donald Trump 's executive order placing temporary bans on entry into the U.S. of people from seven Muslim-majority countries. With 375 travelers affected so far by the travel ban as of Saturday night,
US Muslims Concerned That 'Few False Reports' of Hate Crimes Will 'Unfairly Discredit' Real Ones
After two reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes were determined to be fake by authorities this month, the Muslim community is concerned that these "few false reports" are going to "unfairly discredit and delegitimize the dozens of real anti-Muslim hate crimes and instances Islamophobia out there,"