Tag: Council On American-Islamic Relations

Obama Nominates First Muslim Federal Judge

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If appointed, Qureshi would be America’s first Muslim federal judge. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,”…

Funding Prejudice: Islamophobic Groups Net More Than $205 Million

A new report finds groups perpetuating prejudice against Muslims, some even having political ties, have increased revenue since 2008. By Sheryl Estrada (YouTube) “Confronting Fear,”a report released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Center for Race and Gender at University of California, Berkeley, found 33 U.S.-based…

Lowe's Muslim Publicity Gaffe Serves as Case Study of What Not to Do

The Florida Family Association (FFA), whose website states its mission as to “educate people on what they can do to defend, protect and promote traditional, biblical values,” mounted a campaign to convince corporate advertisers to stop advertising on TLC’s reality show “All-American Muslim.” Lowe’s and kayak.com were the only advertisersout…