CAIR 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 Still Feeling The Effects Of 9/11, 12 Years Later http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/still-feeling-effects-911-12-years-later <p>The September 11 terrorist attacks were a tragedy unlike anything the United States had experienced. They set the nation on a new path and their ramifications, both big and small, are still felt today, twelve years on.</p><p>There are the obvious consequences: thousands of people who died that day, two wars, the Patriot Act, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. And then there are the more subtle and pervasive ones: our mental state, how Muslims are perceived in America. Even our architecture has changed.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:13:17 +0000 Camille Phillips 29826 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Still Feeling The Effects Of 9/11, 12 Years Later St. Louis Taxi Drivers Protest For Religious Discrimination Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-taxi-drivers-protest-religious-discrimination-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About two dozen taxi drivers protested outside of City Hall in St. Louis on Monday, denouncing a Muslim cab driver's arrest for wearing his religious clothing while on the job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Raja&nbsp;Naeem&nbsp;jokes that his attorney calls him "the Muslim Rosa Parks."</span></p><p>The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission warned him that he couldn't wear his religious clothing while picking up customers from Lambert airport, and that he would be arrested if he did.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:04:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 25234 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Taxi Drivers Protest For Religious Discrimination Lawsuit St. Louis Taxi Driver Claims Religious Discrimination In Suit Against City, Others http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-taxi-driver-claims-religious-discrimination-suit-against-city-others <p><em>Updated to correct spelling of Patti Hageman's name</em></p><p>A St. Louis taxi driver has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, the City of St. Louis and Whelan Security.</p><p>Raja&nbsp;Naeem filed the lawsuit this morning following his Dec. 7 arrest at Lambert Airport.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:34:34 +0000 Julie Bierach 7339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Taxi Driver Claims Religious Discrimination In Suit Against City, Others 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 Rally at Mo. Capitol to oppose "anti-immigrant" bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rally-mo-capitol-oppose-anti-immigrant-bills <p>Around 300 people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today to protest two bills backers say are designed to combat illegal immigration.</p><p>Rally leaders were especially critical of a Senate bill <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9262">that would require all law officers to check the immigration status</a> of those they stop, detain or arrest if they have a &ldquo;reasonable suspicion&rdquo; that they&rsquo;re in the country illegally (SB 590).&nbsp; Vanessa Crawford&nbsp;is Executive&nbsp;Director of&nbsp;the group<a href="http://mira-mo.org/wordpress/"> Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates</a>. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:01:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rally at Mo. Capitol to oppose "anti-immigrant" bills