An Open Letter to Governor Doug Ducey

An Open Letter To The Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor of The State of Arizona November 18th, 2015 Dear Governor Ducey, We write to you today to express our deep concern regarding the call to halt the placement of refugees in the State of Arizona.  It is from our deep-rooted faith traditions that we speak regarding the moral and ethical responsibility … Read More

CAIR-AZ ACTION ALERT: Let the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) Know that State Sponsored Anti-Muslim Training is NOT Acceptable.

CAIR-AZ ACTION ALERT: Let the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) know that state sponsored anti-Muslim training is NOT acceptable. CAIR-AZ is urging Arizona’s Muslim community to let Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery that his decision to let known anti-Muslim hate speakers train hundreds of police officers and prosecutors is unacceptable.   See: The Maricopa Attorney’s Office Presents: Understanding the Threat … Read More

Meet Our New Civil Rights Coordinator

Liban Yousuf CAIR-AZ’s new Civil Rights Coordinator CAIR-AZ is proud to announce the hiring of its newest team member:  Liban Yousuf, as our full-time Civil Rights Coordinator.  Liban is a very active member of the Arizona Muslim community, and has been involved with many organizations locally since moving here in 2006. Most recently, he has served as CAIR-AZ’s legal-intern while … Read More

Ramadan Behind Bars – Ensuring Prisoner’s Rights are Fulfilled

by Samantha Noyes – Civil Rights Coordinator Tuesday, July 9th marked the beginning of Ramadan, the month of fasting from sun up to sun down for Muslims. Muslims in the U.S. wake up before sunrise to enjoy a large breakfast before their day of fasting begins. But not everyone is so lucky. On Thursday July 11th, CAIR-Arizona was contacted by … Read More

CAIR-AZ Holds “Know Your Rights” Seminar at ICEV

On Friday night (6/14/13) CAIR-Arizona was proud to host a “Know Your Rights” seminar at the Islamic Center of the East Valley (ICEV.)  Our team was happy to host this vital presentation that covered the topic of “How to Deal With Law Enforcement” – covering Constitutional rights that many were not aware of. The CAIR-AZ Team discusses civil rights issues when … Read More

CAIR-AZ Applauds US District Court Ruling Preventing MCSO From Racial Profiling

CAIR-AZ Applauds U.S. District Court Ruling Preventing Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from Racial Profiling (Phoenix, AZ – 5/25/13) The Council on American Islamic Relations – Arizona Chapter welcomed a Friday ruling in U.S. District Court that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies violated the civil rights of Latinos by racial profiling during raids and traffic stops. According to … Read More

Phoenix Business Journal: Arizona businesses rank among worst for religious discrimination complaints

CAIR-AZ: Arizona businesses rank among worst for religious discrimination complaints Mike Sunnucks, Phoenix Business Journal, 12 April 2013 Full Article (Subscription Required): http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/print-edition/2013/04/12/arizona-businesses-rank-among-worst.html  Connie Bibb and Usama Shami are worlds apart when it comes to faith and religion. Bibb, an evangelical Christian, is the pastor’s wife at the Pentecostals of Phoenix Church. Shami, a devout Muslim, is chairman of the Islamic … Read More