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Education – Our Know Your Rights Workshops empower the Muslim community by educating them about legal issues and their legal rights and responsibilities as American Muslims.

We work to educate the public and public officials on issues that impact the Muslim community. We organize conferences and training seminars for businesses, government and law enforcement agencies, media professionals and the academic community to highlight relevant Islamic practices and to discuss community issues. We also provide sensitivity and diversity training workshops to employers, educators and organizations.

Outreach & Volunteerism – We develop outreach activities with interfaith groups and organizations and work on joint community service projects that build a sense of community and friendship

We work tirelessly to protect and defend the constitutional rights of American Muslims, thereby supporting the rights of all Americans.  Our experienced attorneys provide free or low-cost legal representation for Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslim, who have experienced religious discrimination.  We frequently take cases involving employment discrimination, public accommodation, racial or ethnic profiling, hate crimes, and interaction with FBI and/or law enforcement agencies.

CAIR-Columbus Speaks at Columbus State Community College

On Monday and Tuesday, November 13 -14, CAIR-Columbus Public Affairs Coordinator Usjid Hameed and Interim Youth Director for NICC Amina Barhumi spoke about Islam at Columbus State Community College to students preparing to become American Sign Language interpreters.

During the presentation, Hameed discussed the diversity of beliefs in Islam, dispelled myths about Muslims, examined the many similarities between Islam and other Abrahamic faiths, and fielded questions from the class.  More

CAIR-Ohio Hosts Muslim Day at the Capitol Event, Lobbies Against ‘Lunch Shaming’ and Bullying

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, 11/2/17) — On Tuesday, October 31, CAIR-Ohio hosted its “Muslim Day at the Capitol” event at the Ohio Statehouse.

The event focused on empowering Ohio’s American Muslim community and advocating for legislation that would positively impact all Ohioans.

Participants attended 28 meetings with different members’ offices to discuss Senate Bill 172, The Hunger Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act, which aims to end the practice known as “lunch shaming” and for House Bill 360, the Ohio Anti-Bullying and Hazing Act, which aims to take a firm but rehabilitation-focused approach to bullying. More

Update on CAIR Lawsuit on Muslim Ban 3.0 – Request for Preliminary Injunction Granted

We filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of Maryland on behalf six individuals affected by Muslim Ban 3.0, including two Columbus plaintiffs of Syrian origin, to stop the implementation of President Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0. Last night’s ruling from the District Court in Maryland means that our Plaintiffs and citizens of these six Muslim majority nations can be reunited with their families.

Last night’s Maryland decision joins Hawaii in blocking the new Muslim Ban from going into effect against citizens of six Muslim majority nations. This is the third version of President Trump’s Muslim Ban since January 2017 and was supposed to go into effect on October 18, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. EST. More

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