CAIR-AZ Launches #HateHurts Initiative

Islamophobia and the fallout affecting multiple communities is arguably at an all-time high.  In the past few months alone, numerous mosques have been vandalized and/or targeted in addition to multiple violent attacks against Muslims, Sikhs, and those perceived to be Muslim.  CAIR-AZ has launched a new initiative entitled: Hate Hurts – to document this disturbing trend, bringing light to the … Read More

PRESS Release: CAIR-AZ Applauds Release of Palestinian Asylum Seeker from ICE Detention

PRESS Release: CAIR-AZ Applauds Release of Palestinian Asylum Seeker from ICE Detention (PHOENIX, AZ, 5/27/2016) – The Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic-Relations of (CAIR-AZ) today applauded the decision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release Palestinian asylum seeker Hisham Ghalia from his prolonged detention. In February, CAIR-AZ, along with The Law Offices of Zayed Al-Sayyed, … Read More

CAIR-AZ Files Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Palestinian Asylum Seeker Held in ICE Detention Facility in Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR-AZ Files Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Palestinian Asylum Seeker Held in ICE Detention Facility (PHOENIX, AZ, 2/23/2016) – The Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) today announced the filing of a petition for writ of habeas corpus in Federal Court, seeking the release of a Palestinian asylum seeker who has been detained indefinitely by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). [NOTE: A … Read More

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 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

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

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

CAIR Urges Prayers and Assistance for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

The CAIR-Arizona team would like to send out our sincere thoughts and prayers for those affected by the horrific tornados in Oklahoma, which have killed 21 people and left many without homes.  Please visit the following organizations who already have resources on the ground helping assist with this disaster. Islamic Relief USA– Oklahoma Tornado Emergency Response ICNA Relief – Donation and … Read More

CAIR-AZ Reaction to Supreme Court’s SB 1070 Ruling

In reaction to today’s Supreme Court Ruling regarding Arizona’s Proposed Immigration Bill SB 1070, the Council on American Islamic Relations Arizona Chapter released the following statement: “While we are pleased with the Supreme Court striking down 3 out of the 4 key provisions in the controversial bill, we are deeply concerned about allowing the “papers-please” provision to remain in the … Read More