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Jan 20, 2015 401

CAIR-MN ‘Confident’ of Vote Tonight in Favor of St. Anthony Islamic Center

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/23/2014) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today said it is “confident” of a city council vote this evening that will approve the conditional use permit for the planned Abu Huraira Islamic Center in St. Anthony Village, Minn. The city council vote will take place at 7 p.m. at the St. Anthony City Hall: 3301 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony, MN 55418.

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pr 02 24 2015
Jan 20, 2015 394

CAIR-MN Seeks Protection for Worshipers After New Vandalism of St. Cloud Mosque

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/17/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called for stepped-up police protection of Muslim worshipers in St. Cloud following another incident of vandalism targeting one of that city’s mosques.

The Central Minnesota Islamic Center reported a broken window Monday evening, the fourth such incident targeting the center in the past month.

SEE: More Damage at Islamic Center Sparks Fear (St. Cloud Times)

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pr 02 24 2015
Jan 20, 2015 339

CAIR-MN Welcomes Federal Settlement of St. Anthony Islamic Center Rejection

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/16/2014) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed a federal agreement over the rejection of the planned Abu Huraira Islamic Center in St. Anthony Village, Minn.

CAIR: St. Anthony Islamic Center Squabble Ends in Settlement

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/27640963/st-anthony-islamic-center-squabble-ends-in-settlement

In 2012, CAIR-MN asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into whether the city violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized…

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Jan 20, 2015 467

CAIR-MN Seeks Federal Hate Crime Probe of St. Cloud Mosque Vandalism

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/4/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism targeting two St. Cloud, Minn., mosques as possible hate crimes.

Muslim leaders in St. Cloud report that vandalism was discovered Wednesday at the Central Minnesota Islamic Center. It was the third time windows were damaged in recent weeks. The windows of vehicles are also reportedly being smashed as worshipers attend morning prayers.

Worshippers at another local mosque, the Islamic…

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Jan 20, 2015 370

CAIR-MN Welcomes Resignation of GOP Official Who Made Anti-Muslim Comments

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 11/28/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the resignation of Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley who posted comments on his Facebook page calling Muslims "parasites" and advocating "frag em" in Mecca. ("Frag" refers to a fragmentation grenade, a type of hand grenade. Whitley has since taken down his Facebook page.)

Whitley, who was also fired from his hardware store job, told the Associated Press that he was asked to resign by other Republicans. His resignation is effective…

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