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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.

 

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