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Homeless in Tampa get a Day of Dignity listen

12/16/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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People living on the streets and some of Tampa

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Burned pages from Quran found outside Tampa office of CAIR

09/12/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Tampa, Hassan Shibly, told WMNF he found burnt pages from the Quran outside the CAIR Tampa office Thursday morning.

He later posted a photo of the charred remains on Facebook.

Another CAIR employee, Samantha Bowden, posted on Facebook that she found it when she stepped out of her car in the morning. She said a report was filed with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, but it was not yet considered a crime becau...

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Grieving father demands answers in the shooting death of Ibragim Todashev listen

08/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The father of a man killed by law enforcement officers while being questioned about his relationship with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is looking for answers about why his son was shot multiple times. During a press conference Tuesday at the Council on American-Islamic Relations office in Tampa, Abdulbaki Todashev spoke publicly about his son.

“I came to America to rely on [the] American legal system, that I will be able to pursue and achieve the justice for my son… I hope and pra...

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ACLU and CAIR seek answers in Ibragim Todashev shooting listen

07/23/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The American Civil Liberties Union called upon state officials in Florida and Massachusetts yesterday to launch independent investigations into the killing of an Orlando man who may have had connections with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.The group is asking the Massachusetts attorney general and Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the role of their officers in the death.

The U.S. Department of Justice launched a federal probe into the incident last week, but the ACL...

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CAIR wants investigation to see whether FBI violated civil rights by killing Todashev listen

05/30/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The father of an immigrant killed in Orlando last week while being interrogated by the FBI said Thursday that the U.S. agents killed his son "execution-style."

At news conference in Moscow, Abdul-Baki Todashev showed journalists 16 photographs that he said were of his son in a Florida morgue. He said his son had six gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the back of his head.

The FBI says Ibragim Todashev was killed last week during a violent confrontation in his home while an FBI agent...

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Racially and religiously driven attack fuels Muslim advocacy group listen

01/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR today called on the FBI to investigate a shooting attack in which a man perceived as "Middle Eastern" and Muslim was shot in the face at least twice with a pellet gun.

CAIR officials said the man attacked was harassed with racial slurs as he was leaving a Walmart at 3 this morning. A police report indicates that the shooting victim was asked if he is Middle Eastern and whether he is Muslim. He reportedly answered "...

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Racially and religiously driven attack fuels Muslim advocacy group listen

01/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: CAIR, Hassan Shibly

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR today called on the FBI to investigate a shooting attack in which a man perceived as "Middle Eastern" and Muslim was shot in the face at least twice with a pellet gun.

CAIR officials said the man attacked was harassed with racial slurs as he was leaving a Walmart at 3 this morning. A police report indicates that the shooting victim was asked if he is Middle Eastern and whether he is Muslim. He reportedly answered "...

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Republican Al Higginbotham reelected to Hillsborough County Commission listen

11/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Two Hillsborough County Commissioners won reelection Tuesday.

Democrat Kevin Beckner defeated Republican challenger Margaret Iuculano.

Republican Al Higginbotham held off two challengers, Democrat Mark Nash and Joy Green who is not affiliated with any party. At the Republican Party of Florida election night reception in Tampa, Higginbotham said he was able to win despite the Democratic wave that swept Hillsborough County because of the effort of his campaign workers.

"We have work...

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Holy Land Five awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision to see if their appeal will be heard listen

10/26/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Update: 29 October 2012 - The Supreme Court will not hear arguments in this case.

Today, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether to hear arguments in a case against five people from the Holy Land Foundation jailed for giving humanitarian aid to a group alleged to have ties to terrorism. Yesterday a small contingent of local activists waved signs on a street corner near USF Tampa to protest the conviction of the Holy Land Five.

[The Holy Land Foundation](http://freedomtogi...

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CAIR's Hassan Shibly on death of US Ambassador to Libya listen

09/12/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The day after Tuesday's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya we spoke with Hassan Shibly. He’s executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Four Americans have died, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, following riots by Libyans upset at a low-budget film critical of Islam.

We heard audio of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) suggesting Al-Qaeda could be responsible for the attack.

We also touched on the ongoing effort by conservat...

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