CAIR-AZ Condemns Horrific Chattanooga, TN Shooting

We are all saddened by the tragic news out of Chattanooga, TN – where a shooter targeted a military recruiting station, killing 4 members of the military.  See story here: The Council on American Islamic Relations of Arizona condemns this horrific act, and is asking the community to keep the victims of this shooting in your prayers.  The month of … Read More

CAIR-AZ Urges Community Members to Avoid Anti-Islam Protestors

COMMUNITY ADVISORY CAIR-AZ Urges Community Members to Avoid and Ignore Anti-Islam Protestors (PHOENIX, AZ, 5/28/15) — The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) today issued an advisory urging community members to avoid engaging with members of an armed biker gang who are planning an anti-Islam protest Friday evening at a Phoenix mosque. (NOTE: Friday is the Muslim … Read More

Interfaith Statement In Support of Islamic Community Center of Tempe

Interfaith Statement In Support of Islamic Community Center of Tempe (For Background, Click Here) April 17th, 2015 Amid the horrific and offensive event that happened outside the Tempe Islamic Community Center of Tempe on Friday April 10th, we as the faith community would like to express our complete concern and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in faith.  The incident … Read More

CAIR-AZ: Arizona Muslims Offer Condolences to Family of Kayla Mueller, Repeat Condemnation of ISIS Brutality

(PHOENIX, AZ, 2/10/15) — The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Arizona (CAIR-AZ) today joined the Arizona Muslim community  in offering condolences to the family of aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was killed while being held hostage by the ISIS terrorist group.   In a statement, CAIR-AZ said:   “We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Kayla Mueller. Ms. Mueller … Read More

Ferguson: A Wake Up Call

Ferguson:  A Wake Up Call by Liban Yousuf If you turn on the television to follow news of the response to the shooting of Michael Brown, its as if you’re watching scenes from a war zone. This can’t be happening in America, right? What exactly is going on in Ferguson, Missouri this week? On Sunday, August 10, police gunned down … Read More

Day of Justice- Thank You!

We’d like to thank everyone and ask God to reward all of the people who made yesterday’s Day of Justice celebration hosted with the Islamic Community Center of Tempe really inspirational. All of our speakers and volunteers were amazing, and while I would like to highlight a snippet of wisdom from all of the sessions, running around as a volunteer … Read More

Perspective: CAIR National Council and Capitol Hill Days

by Neekta Hamidi – CAIR-AZ Board of Directors Overlooking the Potomac River, with the Washington Monument peeking in the distance, the CAIR National Council appeared to be a glimpse into some sort of Muslim “House of Cards” episode. Attorneys conversed about up-and-coming bills in congress, men in suits adjusted “CAIR” pins on their red and blue ties, the coffee supply … Read More

CAIR-AZ Team Members Attend Capitol Hill Days in DC

This past weekend, members of the CAIR-AZ team gathered in Washington DC to participate in Capitol Hill Day visits with elected officials.  Our team members scheduled visits with various members of the Senate and House of Representatives, on both the Democrat and Republican sides.  Our goal was to engage with these congressional offices on issues that impact the civil rights … Read More

Imam Anas Hlayhel to be Honored with CAIR-AZ Community Service Award

PHOENIX, AZ – October 18, 2013 The CAIR-Arizona team is proud to announce that they will be presenting community leader and former chairman Imam Anas Hlayhel with the chapter’s “Community Service Award.” This award is a recognition for an individual’s hard work and dedication to the Arizona community, and Imam Hlayhel’s efforts embody this spirit of service and leadership. In … Read More