CAIR-Michigan’s Dawud Walid responds to James Simpson’s Islamophobic remarks

On Dec. 1, 2016, “extremist blogger” James Simpson was the keynote speaker at the Oakland County Business Roundtable at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint, where he fueled Islamophobia by railing against immigrants. Here Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, responds to Simpson’s claims. Simpson said: “The Council on American-Islamic Relations is a Muslim Brotherhood front.…

Detroit Free Press: Fired Detroit EMS supervisor wins job back, returns to work, plans to apologize

A Detroit EMS supervisor fired earlier this year after posting racially offensive messages on his Facebook page won his job back, despite opposition from the fire department, and returned to work this week. Now, Lt. Tim Goodman, a 13-year veteran, plans to apologize for his actions as ordered by an arbitrator in the case. The move…

Time for Sober-minded Trump Supporters to Denounce His Bigotry

It is time for Donald Trump supporters who are not racists disavow his repeated appeals to our worst inclinations for his small-minded political purposes. Updated By Dawud Walid | Tue 5 Dec 2017 8:47 EST President Trump’s recent retweet of a series of anti-Muslim propaganda videos by a white nationalist leader in the United Kingdom is emblematic of an administration…

CAIR-MI  U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Muslim Ban Ignores Impact on Citizens and Their Relatives Abroad

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 12/4/17) – The Michigan Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is deeply concerned over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow President Trump’s “Muslim Ban” to be implemented until the court makes a final decision about the executive action’s constitutionality. In an order…

CAIR-MI ‘Disturbed’ with Planned Reinstatement of Detroit EMS Captain Accused of Racism

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 11/17/17) – The Michigan chapter of the Council American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today expressed concern that the City of Detroit Fire Department is set to reinstate Captain Tim Goodman, who was terminated earlier this year for posting racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic materials on Facebook.    SEE:  CAIR-MI Concerned Over Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism in Detroit…