CAIR-MN Awarded Grant Money To Fight DiscriminationThe largest civil liberties organization for Muslims in Minnesota says it’s received numerous grants from local foundations to help fight discrimination in the state at a time when tensions and fears are running high.
CAIR To Meet With Wis. Workers Alleging Discrimination Over BreaksThe Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it plans to meet Monday with workers fired from a Wisconsin snowblower manufacturer over breaks for daily prayers.
Muslim Group Calls For N.D. Arson To Be Investigated As Hate CrimeThe Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it’s calling on federal authorities to investigate the arson of a Somali restaurant in North Dakota as a hate crime.
Minn. Chapter Of CAIR Condemns Shooting In San BernardinoThe Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement Thursday condemning the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people.
Local Interfaith Leaders Denounce ISIS As 'Non-Islam'With Friday's indiscriminate and heartless violence so very raw, Minnesota's faith leaders are speaking with a simple clarity. Religious leaders are quick to point out that the violence that the terror group ISIS engages in has no foundation in the Islamic faith.
Minn. Muslim Group Calls Paris Attacks 'Unacceptable & Inexcusable'A Minnesota civil rights and advocacy group for Muslims has denounced the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement Saturday condemning the attacks that killed at least 127 people in Paris.
Township Accused Of Discrimination For Rejecting Islamic CemeteryAn Islamic civil rights group wants a federal investigation into a Dakota County township board's rejection of a proposed cemetery for Muslims last year
Controversial Columbia Heights Board Member Decides To ResignA Columbia Heights School Board Member accused of posting anti-Muslim comments on social media has decided to resign, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).
Somali Community Program Key Tool In Fight Against ISISThere is no denying there is a terror recruitment problem in Minnesota. A problem made evident by the guilty plea of a teenager on Wednesday.
Activists Want More Transparency In Counterterrorism EffortsMuslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation on Thursday called for greater transparency in a program by President Barack Obama's administration that's aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
Activists Want More Transparency In Counterterrorism EffortsMuslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation are calling for greater transparency in an Obama administration program aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
Some Muslim Groups Concerned About Terror Prevention ProgramAbout 40 mosques and Muslim organizations in Minnesota are raising concerns about a federal program designed to fight terror recruiting.