WHAT WE DO

CAIR-MO vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

Our Mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CIVIL RIGHTS

CAIR-MISSOURI work and advocacy has a direct impact on preserving civil rights of American-Muslims – relief for the victims, improving policies to accommodate religious practices and eliminate discriminatory measures, and empowering individuals and institutions to protect their rights.

MEDIA RELATIONS

CAIR-MISSOURI organizes press conference and issues dozens of press releases and media advisories annually to ensure that Muslim voices on vital issues and current events are represented in the mainstream media.

COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT OUTREACH

CAIR-MISSOURI aims to educate and build bridges between Muslims and diverse communities, establish partnerships with other organizations, and bolster CAIR-Missouri’s ability to serve its constituents in the Missouri Muslim communities.

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THE HORIZON LIBRARY PROJECT

In the region there are hundreds of libraries who would grately benefit from having more good books and multimedia on Islam, Muslims, and Muslim contributions to the world to add to their collections. The Horizon Library Project (HLP) is an initative organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in St. Louis (CAIR-STL) to provide a wider diversity of books and multimedia to libraries about Islam and Muslims. Many libraries have outdated materials and are real need to diversify and add to their collections.

How it Works: 

CAIR-STL provides libraries with books and dvds about Islam and Muslims by well known authors and foundations. The libraries then add these books to thier collections so they can be checked out by the community.

 

What Books & Multimedia do you Provide:

Books: 

-The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentry

-Thomas Jefferson Quran

-In the Footsteps of the Prophet

-What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

 

Multimedia: 

-Enemy of the Reich: A Muslim Women Defies the Nazis

-Islamic Art: Mirror to the Invisible World

-Inside Islam What a Billion Muslims Actually Think

-Muhammad Legacy of a Prophet

 

How Can I Help:

By donating $150 to the HLP you will supply a library with all four books and four dvds. One of our team members will hand deliever them to the library and speak to the librarians one on one about each piece so the staff is better informed about the works that are being donated to them. Our goal is to provide materials to all libraries in the entire region.

To donate write a check for $150 to CAIR-STL and in the memo write Library Project and mail that to 8945 Dunn Rd, Hazelwood MO 63042.

CAIR-STL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: REPRESENT ISLAM TO ELECTED OFFICIALS

By joining the CAIR-STL Muslim Ambassador program you will help build long term relationships between the American Muslim community and our elected officials. You do this by holding meetings with elected officials, discussing issues of concern, and advocating for positive change.

What: Join the Ambassador Program: Orientation Workshop
Represent Islam to Elected Officials
Where: Des Peres Lodge, 1050 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131

Prophet’s Letters to Emperor Heraclius: In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful. This letter is from Muhammad son of Abdullah to Heraclius the Great of the Romans. Peace be upon him, he who follows the right path.

http://www.cair-stl.org/government-affairs/become-an-ambassador.html

MUSLIM YOUTH LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM: BOSNIAN COMMUNITY

CAIR-STL is proud to open registration for the 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS).

WHEN: Saturday March 12th @ 10:00AM-6:00PM
WHERE: Medina Masjid
4666 Lansdowne Ave, St. Louis MO 63116

REGISTER TODAY FOR FREE:https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/frb5vfDhU0Jw0aZ5ae4IY2P5B
MYLS is a 1 day leadership workshop designed to empower young High School and College Muslims with the skills they need to be tomorrow’s leaders. During the symposium future leaders will participate in interactive workshops, build skills, and be challenged in debates.

This Years Topics:
Building an Islamic Identity
Public Speaking
Debating Techniques
Political Activism
Importance of Engaging Elected Officials & Allies
Telling the Muslim Story
Practical Steps to Addressing Islamophobia
Conflict Resolution Techniques
& Much More

CAIR-ST. LOUIS TO SEEK HATE CRIME CHARGES FOR ARMED THREAT TO MUSLIM FAMILY

MEDIA ADVISORY

CAIR-St. Louis to Seek Hate Crime Charges for Armed Threat to Muslim Family

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 2/23/16) – Later today, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) will hold a news conference to call on law enforcement authorities to bring hate crime charges against a Missouri man who allegedly threatened to kill a Muslim family house hunting in Affton, Mo. A member of the Muslim family will take part in the news conference.

WHAT: CAIR-St. Louis to Seek Hate Crime Charges for Alleged Armed Threat to Muslim Family

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 1 p.m. (CST)

WHERE: Dar-Al-Jalal Islamic Center, 8945 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042 (Park on east side of building.)

CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-330-2946, fsyed@cair.com

According to a police report about the Sunday incident, the man told the family, “You Muslim? All of you should die!” He also reportedly stated, “This state allows you to carry a gun and shoot you.” The man then allegedly went into his house and returned with a handgun, pointing it at the Muslim family’s vehicle – with children inside – and said, “You, your wife, and your kids have to die.” Police are investigating the incident.

VIDEO: Muslim Family Allegedly Threatened by South County Man

http://www.wlox.com/story/31286882/news-4-investigates-muslim-family-allegedly-threatened-by-south-county-man

“These types of alleged hate incidents will inevitably occur with greater frequency as public figures like Donald Trump mainstream Islamophobia,” said CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed. “The only way to prevent similar attacks on American Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim, is for law enforcement authorities to bring appropriate hate crime charges and for our nation’s leaders to repudiate anti-Muslim bigotry.”

On Saturday, CAIR said leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest anti-Muslim remarks endanger ordinary American Muslims who are already facing a rising wave of hate prompted by the billionaire businessman’s previous Islamophobic statements.

SEE: CAIR Says Trump’s ‘Pig’s Blood’ Remarks Endanger U.S. Muslims
http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13390-cair-says-trump-s-pig-s-blood-remarks-endanger-u-s-muslims.html

On Sunday, CAIR reported a Facebook comment threatening a Kentucky mosque to the FBI. Responding to a post on CAIR’s Facebook page profiling the Muslim community in Eastern Kentucky, a West Virginia man commented: “Burn this place down.”

CAIR: ‘Burn This Place Down’ Comment Targeting Kentucky Mosque to FBI

https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational/photos/a.92140837694.89999.42590232694/10153546539107695/

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide since the Paris terror attacks, the San Bernardino shootings and Donald Trump’s bigoted call for a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946, fsyed@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

COUPLE ALLEGEDLY THREATENED BECAUSE THEY ARE MUSLIM DEMAND CHARGES BE FILED

AFFTON (KMOV.com) –

A family that says it was threatened of its religion spoke about the incident Monday.

Rabie Ayoub and his wife Marwah were house hunting in an Affton subdivision Sunday morning when they were allegedly threatened by a nearby resident Leonard Debello, who was holding a gun. The couple says Debello clearly made the threats because they are Muslims.

Both Rabie and Marwah were surrounded by local Islamic leaders at a press conference Monday calling for charges in the case. Debello was arrested, but later released. He is not currently facing charges.

“This crime was not done against this family, this crime was also done against all American Muslims,” said Faizan Syed with the Council on American Islamic Relations in St. Louis.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED THREATS TO MUSLIM FAMILY

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis County man is in custody and could face charges for allegedly brandishing a weapon and threatening a Muslim man and his family who were looking at a house for sale in the area.

According to Sgt. Brian Schellman, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were called to the 4800 block of Big Chief Drive just before noon on February 21.

Officers met with Rabie Ayoub, who told them he was with his family and they were looking at a house on nearby Sioux Drive. Ayoub was turning his vehicle onto Union Road from Big Chief Road when he encountered a man turning onto Big Chief Road from Union Road. Ayoub said the man in the other vehicle began yelling obscenities at his family and at one point yelled, “You Muslim? All of you should die!”

MUSLIM FAMILY SAYS MAN’S THREAT TO KILL THEM IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY WAS HATE CRIME

ST. LOUIS • A Muslim family wants hate crime charges filed against a South County man who allegedly threatened to shoot and kill them as they looked at a house for rent Sunday.

St. Louis County police are investigating the family’s claim that a man, 71, approached the Muslim couple and their four children shortly before noon and yelled, “You Muslim? All of you should die!”

Rabie Ayoub, 37, his wife, Marwah AbdulHussein, 30, and four children ages 3 to 11, of South County, were house shopping on Sioux Drive when the man drove up and parked his vehicle nearby in home’s driveway in the 4800 block of Big Chief Drive. He got out and started yelling obscenities at them, police said. AbdulHussein was wearing a hijab at the time.

The man walked onto the front porch of his home and allegedly yelled, “This state allows you to carry a gun and shoot you.” A police summary says he went inside, got a handgun and pointed it at Ayoub’s vehicle, and said, “You, your wife and your kids have to die. I’m going to take a picture of your plate and come hunt you down!”

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CAIR-MO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT PUTTING OUR FAITH INTO ACTION.

OUR PROMISE

SINCE DAY ONE, CAIR-MO IS DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING THE AMERICAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY BY “PUTTING OUR FAITH INTO ACTION”. CAIR-MO VISION IS TO BE A LEADING ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING. OUR MISSION IS TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF ISLAM, ENCOURAGE DIALOGUE, PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES, EMPOWER AMERICAN MUSLIMS, AND BUILD COALITIONS THAT PROMOTE JUSTICE AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING.

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