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CAIR did not condemn American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) or its leaders as anti-Semitic. Our reaction was in reference to one statement by an audience member at a public event, not to AMP itself. Unfortunately, anti-Muslim and pro-Israeli Apartheid groups seek to promote their extremist views using distortions and misinformation. CAIR does not and has never considered AMP or its leaders anti-Semitic.
He has watched his people suffer at the hands of the Syrian government for years. But across the globe, away from the war, here on US soil--"the land of the free,” he encounters another type of injustice first hand. As a frequent flyer and someone who loves to travel, he began noticing the symbol “SSSS” (Secondary Security Screening Selection) on his boarding pass four years ago. He is on the government watch list, amongst thousands of others with Muslim sounding names, many of whom are not even aware. Having gone through humiliating pat-downs at the airport, being denied rental applications, and being denied the ability to send money to his mother abroad, CAIR-NJ got involved. This brother is now part of a national lawsuit that CAIR has filed against the government.
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