The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization. CAIR's 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.
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Apply Now to Attend "Our Time to Shine"

Frustrated by how politicians talk about Islam and Muslims? Tired of standing on the sidelines and wondering how to make media and politics work for our communities? Ready to join local Muslims in volunteering for a political campaign of your choice so that you can get an insider’s view of how politics works and learn how you can be most effective in the political arena?

Click here to apply now to attend “Our Time to Shine” where you’ll meet other local Muslims who are ready to step up by signing up to volunteer for a campaign of your choice so that you can get inside knowledge and valuable political and media skills and get your foot in the door to a career in politics. The event will be held from 10am to 12pm in downtown Seattle, WA. Successful application is required.

Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens

A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at: www.ispu.org/poll

1 in 18 Medical Doctors in U.S. is American Muslim

A new report by ISPU estimated the number of American Muslim physicians in the U.S. to be about 50,000. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the total number of active medical doctors across the U.S. is about 914,000. Click here to read the full ISPU report.

Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice

Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. It’s the tone of news coverage and commentary, not an event itself that determines how the public reacts and whether members of a minority group will face hate violence.  Accurate language can inform readers, while loaded ethnically and religiously language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.


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