Faizan Syed http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Islamophobia: A Discussion About The Causes And Possible Solutions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/islamophobia-discussion-about-causes-and-possible-solutions <p>A 2013 <a href="http://www.cair.com/islamophobia/legislating-fear-2013-report.html" target="_blank">report</a> from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) identifies a network of 37 organizations that systematically promote anti-Muslim sentiment in America through prejudice, fear and hatred. CAIR calls it Islamophobia.</p><p>According to tax filings analyzed by CAIR, this network had access to nearly $120 million between 2008 and 2011.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:04:46 +0000 Camille Phillips 32123 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Islamophobia: A Discussion About The Causes And Possible Solutions Interfaith, civil rights leaders gather in St. Louis to show support for Joplin's Islamic community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/interfaith-civil-rights-leaders-gather-st-louis-show-support-joplins-islamic-community <p>Interfaith and civil rights leaders gathered in Ballwin this morning to show support for the congregation of the Islamic Society of Joplin, which was destroyed by a suspicious fire earlier this month.</p><p>Although the FBI is still investigating the cause, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person that set the fire.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:24:43 +0000 Julie Bierach 4328 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Interfaith, civil rights leaders gather in St. Louis to show support for Joplin's Islamic community Muslims remember 9/11 with prayer, community service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/node/2027 <p>Members of many faiths gathered at the grounds of the Gateway Arch on Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.</p><p>The St. Louis office of the Council of American-Islamic Relations organized the event, which included a recitation of the Muslim afternoon prayer.</p><p>After 9/11, members of the Muslim community were blamed for the attacks simply because of their religion, said Faizan Syed, CAIR&#39;s executive director here in St. Louis.</p> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2027 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Muslims remember 9/11 with prayer, community service