CAIR also urged Muslim houses of worship and community centers to protect themselves "due to threat of far-right, White supremacist violence" following the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
Law enforcement and state officials are on high alert for potentially violent protests in the lead-up to Inauguration Day, with some state capitols boarded up and others temporarily closed ahead of Wednesday's ceremony.
The FBI says it has received information warning of "armed protests" in all 50 state capitols beginning Saturday and the US Capitol in Washington, DC, beginning Sunday, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's swearing-in.
CAIR advises anyone who chooses to counter protest to read its "Know Your Rights" guide so they can responsibly engage with law enforcement.
CAIR's chapter in Minnesota, the epicenter of heated protests over the police killing of George Floyd, says the warning extends to Black communities and other minorities.
The announcement by the Treasury Department and the companies’ federal regulator leaves it to the incoming Biden administration to decide the future of the firms, which were put under government control during the 2008-09 financial crisis through a process known as conservatorship.
Advisers close to President-elect Joe Biden have said he would be in no hurry to privatize the companies, which guarantee roughly half of the $11 trillion U.S. mortgage market.
Under a more modest agreement announced Thursday by the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the mortgage companies will be allowed to retain more of their earnings, boosting their ability to absorb potential losses.
Under Thursday’s changes to the companies’ bailout agreements with the government, the companies will be allowed to hold roughly $280 billion, or the equivalent of what they are required to maintain as part of new, banklike capital rules set by the FHFA in November.