WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 19, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to release its groundbreaking report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012."
[NOTE: The previously-scheduled release of the report was delayed due to Monday's fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard near the Muslim civil rights organization's Capitol Hill headquarters.]
WHAT: CAIR to Release Report on U.S. Islamophobia Network and Its Impact on the United States
WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 10:30 a.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: CAIR's National Headquarters, 453 New Jersey, SE, Washington, DC 20003
CONTACT: CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, E-Mail [email protected]
[BREAKING: CAIR said today that law enforcement authorities in New Hampshire are investigating a bias motive for extensive vandalism of the construction site for the Islamic Society of Greater Manchester. SEE: Police See Bias Motive for New Hampshire Mosque Vandalism
The 158-page report by CAIR, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, includes the following:
* A listing of the organizations involved in the U.S. Islamophobia network, separated into an "inner core" that focuses exclusively on promoting anti-Islam prejudice and an "outer core" that has other elements to its work.
* An examination of the total revenue available to inner core Islamophobic groups during 2008-2011.
* A rating of the state of Islamophobia in America based on a survey conducted with subject matter experts.
* A review of the pervasiveness of anti-Islam legislation in state legislatures.
* A listing of known anti-Muslim law enforcement and military trainers derived from a number of critical exposés.
* The addition of names to CAIR's lists of the "best," those who are working against Islamophobia and the "worst," those who promoted anti-Islam bias in 2011-2012.
The report's cover is currently available here:
This is CAIR's second report on Islamophobia in the United States. The first report, "Same Hate, New Target," was published in 2010 and argued that anti-Islam sentiment is a manifestation of problems minorities have faced in the U.S. throughout its history.
SEE: Same Hate, New Target
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, E-Mail [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: [email protected]; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: [email protected]
SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations