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CAIR Action Alert: What You Can Do to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/7/17) – In response to the Burma (Myanmar) government backed genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in that nation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to take part in the following actions to increase American and international pressure on the Burmese government.

  • Join the Friday, September 8, Jummah prayer and rally in front of the Embassy of Myanmar in Washington, D.C. from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 2300 S St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008.
  • Register Now: Facebook Event Page: Stand Against Genocide of Rohingya in Burma
  • Tell Congress “No Military Aid to Burma:” Call your Senators and ask them to co-sponsor and support a bipartisan Senate amendment (SA 607) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 that would cut off U.S. military assistance to Burma’s army.
  • Call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to connect with your state’s senate offices, request to speak with the staffer responsible for foreign policy, tell the staffer or leave a message requesting support for the “Senate Amendment 607 to the NDAA because you ‘OPPOSE’ U.S. military aid to Burma’s army,” making sure to leave your name, address, and a call back number. 
  • Khatibs (Islamic prayer leaders) and Imams (Islamic religious leaders) address the Rohingya Muslim crisis during Jummah (Friday) prayers: As Muslim community and religious leaders and activists it is your duty to address the responsibility of Muslims to stand up for justice during this crisis. For more information about the crisis Rohingya Muslims are facing, refer to Human Right Watch's profile: "Burma’s Rohingya Need the World’s Attention."
  • Note: Leaders from all faith communities are encouraged to similarly address their congregations.
  • Host a Rally for Rohingya Muslims in Your Cirty: Partner with your local CAIR chapter to organize an awareness building rally in your city and join cities worldwide hosting demonstrations to protest the genocide of Rohingya Muslims. Time your protests coincide with the mid-September start of the U.N. General Assembly. For more information or to organize a demonstration in your city or locality email CAIR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Contact the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson [phone: 202-647-2663] and U.S. Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel [phone: (95)-(1) 536-509] and request that the United States government:
  • Demand the Myanmar government put an immediate stop to all military-and-mob-led violence targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority.
  • Demand the Myanmar government permit United Nation’s investigators to inspect affected Rohingya areas in Myanmar.
  • Ensure that governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh enable the free flow of emergency relief aid to Rohingya Muslims.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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Action Alert: Join Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy in DC to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/6/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to attend  the Thursday, September 7, emergency protest at the Myanmar Embassy in Washington, D.C., from noon-2 p.m. to protest the brutal killings of ethnic-Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

SEE: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

https://www.facebook.com/events/1786579391640057/?ti=icl  

WHAT: Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

WHERE: Location: Myanmar Embassy - 2300 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008-4016

WHEN: Noon-2 p.m.

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BACKGROUND:

On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar Military bombed 25 Rohingya villages reportedly using six gunship helicopters, navy ships and tanks as Rohingya families slept. Reports indicated that soldiers have been shooting at fleeing Rohingya civilians.

Myanmar government has refused to rein in its military, which has been working to empower anti-Muslim extremists in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Reports indicate the army has been arming these extremist militias to further escalate an extremely dangerous situation.  

SEE: CNN: At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food

Over 120,000 Rohingya have fled their ruined villages into Bangladesh, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of displaced families with no access to food or humanitarian relief.

At present, the Myanmar government refuses to allow a UN investigative team into Myanmar to follow up on the many allegations of atrocities that took place in 2016.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Action Alert: CAIR Urges Muslims Nationwide to Pray, Donate for Texas Hurricane Relief

screenshot www.facebook.com 2017 08 28 15 07 34(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/28/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Muslims across the country to donate to assist in relief efforts for those caught up in the massive damage and flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey.

CAIR is asking Muslims and all other Americans to donate to a relief organization of their choice using the following links:

[NOTE: The Better Business Bureau is offering tips for avoiding disaster relief scams. SEE: BBB Warns of Scams as People Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts]

How to Get (and Offer) Help After Hurricane Harvey

How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Donations, Relief Info

Where to Donate Money for Hurricane Harvey Relief

How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Here's How to Donate to the Red Cross and Salvation Army to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims in Texas

CAIR has received reports that Houston-area mosques are housing flood evacuees. There are also a number of Islamic organizations taking part in the relief efforts, including but not limited to:

United Muslim Relief

Islamic Relief

ICNA Relief

Baitulmaal

Zakat Foundation

Helping Hands for Relief and Development

“We urge American Muslims, and all other Americans, to do whatever they can to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Natural disasters know no faith or race, and require every individual to act within their own capacity to help and protect others.”

Awad also urged Muslims and Americans of every faith and background to pray for those suffering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

He cited the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, which states: “O you who have attained to faith! Seek aid in steadfast patience and prayer: for, behold, God is with those who are patient in adversity.” (2:153)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The first to be summoned to paradise on the Day of Resurrection will be those who praise God in prosperity and adversity." Al-Tirmidhi

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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