CAIR-MA: First ‘Massachusetts Open Mosque Day’ to Be Held on April 2nd

CAIR MA(BOSTON, MA, 03/13/17) - On Sunday, April 2nd, eighteen mosques across Massachusetts will hold an Open-Mosque Day to provide an opportunity for the wider public to meet their Muslim neighbors.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour a mosque, hear a brief introduction to Islam, and witness a Muslim prayer service.

“In this time of widespread misunderstanding about Islam, we hope to show our communities that their Muslim neighbors live, pray, and dream just like anyone else,” said Wafaa Wahabi of the American Islamic Center in Everett, MA.  “We’re proud to open our doors, on this day and every day.”

WHEN: Sunday, April 2nd, from 3-6 pm

WHERE:

- IMAN Islamic Center - Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northeast (IMAN) (5 Altamont Road, Quincy, MA 02169)

- The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) (100 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury, MA 02120) *NOTE: The ISBCC will open its doors from 4-6pm.

- The Islamic Society of Boston – Cambridge (204 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)

- Masjid Al-Ehsan (2 Cove Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748)

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CAIR Calls for ‘Full and Transparent’ Probe of Alleged U.S. Airstrike on Syrian Mosque

CAIR National logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/17/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a “full and transparent” investigation of allegations that the U.S. military conducted an airstrike on a Syrian mosque, leaving dozens of worshipers dead and injured.

SEE: US Responsible for Aleppo Mosque Bombing

U.S. Military Denies Airstrike Hit Mosque in Syria, Following Reports of Dozens Killed

In a statement, CAIR said:

“We call for a full and transparent investigation of allegations that our military killed dozens of Syrian civilians while they were at prayer. The results of this investigation must be made public to either refute the allegations or, if the reports are correct, to take the actions necessary to hold those responsible accountable and to prevent such incidents in the future. The war against ISIS and terrorism can never be advanced over the bodies of Syrian civilians.”

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html

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CAIR to Co-Host Town Hall Meeting with Virginia AG on Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’

CAIR National logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/17/2017) – This evening, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and MAS-PACE, will host a town hall meeting with Virginia’s attorney general in Falls Church, Va., to discuss the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban 2.0” and its impact on civil rights.

The event will also include a free “Citizenship Application Clinic.”

[MEDIA NOTE: The event will be livestreamed on CAIR’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational ]

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WHEN: March 17, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, 3159 Row Street, Falls Church, VA 22044

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

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

* The Honorable Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia

* CAIR Co-Counsel Gadeir Abbas, Esq.

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html

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CAIR-San Antonio to Hold Muslim Voter Registration Drive

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chapter logos texas(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 3/16/17) – On March 17 and 18, the San Antonio, Texas, chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold Muslim voter registration drives at locations frequented members of the local Islamic community.

WHERE/WHEN:

March 17, 1:15 PM, at MCECC, 5281 Casa Bella San Antonio, TX 78249

March 18, 1:30 PM, at Mustafa Grocers, 4081 Medical Dr. San Antonio, TX, 78229

CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Islamic teaching strongly promotes active citizenship to serve the country we call home. It is a moral obligation to promote civic responsibility for all the citizens of the country to become part and parcel of the American political process. It is important to vote, stand up and speak,” said Sarwat Husain, president CAIR-SA.

CAIR is monitoring a troubling spike in hate incidents targeting the American Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election.

Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated are being asked to contact local police and CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html

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