The Proposed Development by Metro SPV5 Pty Ltd for the Multi Unit Dwellings (253 Units) adjoining a Heritage Place - 22 Storeys plus Roof Top Terrace and Plant Level should not be approved for the following reasons:
- 22 Storey plus Roof Top Terrace and Plant Level far exceeds the current maximum height on the Kangaroo Point Local Plan Building Height. Therefore the application does not meet Performance Criteria P3 of the Brisbane City Plan "New buildings must maintain views to and from the Story Bridge and must not extend significantly above the skyline envelope formed by linking the tops of existing or prospective buildings in the vicinity that comply with the associated Acceptable Solutions, or are of a
size and bulk consistent with the high density nature of the locality and of a residential scale providing a visual relationship with other buildings on the city skyline".
Views of the Storey Bridge from the Story Apartments will be blocked by this building.
CAIR is calling on all Michigan residents to urge Governor Snyder to veto the biased bill, which is among those that seek to impose government-sanctioned discrimination on followers of a minority faith.
CAIR is asking all Americans who value civil liberties to urge their Senators to remove all problematic language in the latest National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that justifies indefinite military detention within the United States without charge or trial.
The June 24 rally is part of a national week of action in Torture Awareness Month, which includes June 26 as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. CAIR is asking you to join us in a week of action to demonstrate to our elected officials that Americans say no to torture and other human rights violations.
Contact your representatives in Congress and ask for real change that puts an end to indefinite detention. CAIR has provided a letter to which you can add a message of your own or simply fill in your name and address and click "send message."
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Muslims and all other Americans who value civil liberties to urge Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to veto a bill (House Substitute for Senate Bill 79), the sponsors of which admit is designed to attack Sharia, the religious principles of American Muslims.
(WASHINGTON D.C., 12/15/2011) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact President Obama and urge him to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540), which authorizes the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens suspected of terrorism without charge or trial.
CAIR is urging American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact their elected representatives to request the removal of problematic language in two pending Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization Acts that singles out American Muslims for additional scrutiny over the threat of violent extremism in the United States.
Action Alert: CAIR is calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to ask the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to intervene in the case of a Muslim weightlifter in Georgia who is being banned from tournaments because she wishes to compete wearing modest Islamic attire (hijab).
CAIR is calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact Air France and ask the airline to apologize to a Muslim worker at Washington Dulles International Airport who was allegedly sent home because she refused to remove her Islamic head scarf, or hijab.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/28/11) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on all people of conscience to contact their elected representatives to ask that they support freedom, democracy and the rule of law in Egypt and throughout the Muslim world.
Council on American-Islamic Relations ( CAIR ) said Muslims who object to full-body scans for religious reasons should know their rights if they are required to undergo a pat-down, including asking for the procedure to be done in a private place. In addition, CAIR offered a “special recommendation” for Muslim women who wear a hijab, telling them they should tell the TSA officer that they may be searched only around the head and neck.
“Before you are patted down, you should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down.”
This being reported on CNSNEWS.COM 11/12/10
CAIR urges American Muslim voters to go to the polls on Tuesday
CAIR is calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to ask National Public Radio (NPR) to address analyst Juan Williams' statement that airline passengers in "Muslim garb" make him "nervous."
CAIR-MN today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux to ask that the company grant legally-mandated religious accommodation to Muslim employees at its St. Cloud, Minn., plant during the upcoming Ramadan fast.
CAIR today issued an advisory to American Muslims -- whether citizens, permanent residents or visa holders -- warning of the risk of "forced exile" when traveling overseas or attempting to return to the United States.
CAIR-NY is calling New York Muslims and all people of conscience to contact Senator Charles Schumer and demand that he retract his statement condoning Israel's blockade of Gaza which has left 1.5 million residents, including women and children in a humanitarian crisis.
On the one year anniversary of the city council vote (50-1) in favor of Muslim holidays, CAIR-NY, as part of a diverse coalition of more than 80 interfaith, civic and labor groups is urging the NY community to attend a rally and demand that Mayor Michael Bloomberg incorporate Eid in NYC public schools.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on American Muslims and all people of conscience to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them to support H. Res. 1426.
American Muslims Ask President to Keep Cairo Pledge, Reform Charitable Giving Laws & Secure Our Future
20090605_obama_cairo_09_b.jpg One year after President Obama pledged in Cairo, Egypt, to ease hurdles to charitable giving, American Muslims are asking President Obama to keep his promise and help them fulfill their religious obligation, while building bridges to Muslim nations for a more secure future.
In his Cairo speech, Obama made the following, important commitment to American Muslims:
"Freedom of religion is central to the ability of peoples to live together. We must always examine the ways in which we protect it. For instance, in the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That's why I'm committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat."
On Friday, June 4th, Call the White House and Urge President Obama to Keep His Promise to Protect Zakat!
Under the Bush administration, new policies were created to prevent resources from reaching groups designated by the U.S. government as terrorist organizations. These policies remain in place under the Obama administration. Muslim Advocates describes these punitive policies in a recent essay on the thinkprogress.org website.
Unfortunately, legitimate charities doing good work, both here and abroad, have also suffered from these confusing regulations. Though donors are eager to provide for those in impoverished or disaster-struck areas of nations such as Pakistan and Somalia, the unintended consequences of these laws make them fearful and apprehensive. They withhold money that could help so many.
This fear amongst donors and charities is widespread. In its April 2009 report, Unreasonable Intrusions, Muslim Advocates documents how American Muslim travelers are regularly asked highly personal questions about their charitable giving by armed federal agents. The American Civil Liberties Union describes how this chill has affected Muslim charities in its June 2009 report, Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity.
WHY REFORMING CHARITABLE GIVING LAWS IS IMPORTANT
Besides fulfilling a religious obligation for American Muslims, the ability to give charity, or zakat, freely helps stabilize families, villages and entire societies in other lands and builds bridges between America and people living in Muslim-majority nations. Polling research from the Center for Public Opinion in places like Pakistan and Indonesia reveals that charity plays an important role in changing perceptions about America. The many benefits of charitable giving create a more secure and peaceful world for our children and those in other parts of the world.
Muslim Advocates proposes several immediate measures that the President and Congress can take to make it easier for American Muslims to give zakat:
1. Direct the Treasury and State Departments to create a user-friendly, accessible database that would combine all the prohibited lists in one central location.
2. Provide protection for well-intentioned charitable giving. If a donor checks the proposed, above database and confirms that the entity to which they are giving is not on a prohibited list, the donor should not be subject to investigation or prosecution.
3. Establish a presidential advisory commission on easing hurdles to charitable giving that would involve the American-Muslim community, the greater nonprofit sector, and government agencies to address other issues to charitable giving.
WHAT CAN I DO?
On Friday, June 4th, Muslim Advocates is urging Muslims across the country to call the White House (202.456.1111) and tell President Obama to keep his promise and reform the many federal laws complicating our ability to give zakat freely.
For more information, including a guide to what to ask, please download our Action Alert!
Please forward this action alert to your family, friends and community listservs. Post it on facebook and twitter. Urge your network to be part of this national call-in day!