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CAIR-MN, Social Justice Groups to Hold Anti-Hate Events to Counter Anti-Islam Rally

cair logos minnesota(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/9/2017) - - On Saturday, June 10th, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold several anti-hate events to challenge the hate promoted by ACT for America's anti-Sharia protest.

First Event:

WHAT: Counter demonstration

WHEN: Saturday, June 10th, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55155

Second Event:

WHAT: Dawaha event - open mosque open dialogue: protesters are welcome to come tour and have questions answered.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10th, immediately following the counter demonstration

WHERE: The mosque is located 5 blocks from the capitol, Minnesota Dawah Institute, 478 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103

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CAIR-Kansas to Join Interfaith, Civil Rights Groups for "Unity Rally and Iftar" in Response to Anti-Islam Protest

chapter logos kansas(KANSAS CITY, KS, 6/10/2017) -- On Saturday, June 10, the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join other civil rights and interfaith organizations at a “Unity Rally and Iftar” in Kansas City to respond to the hate group ACT for America's planned anti-Muslim protests in Kansas City and across the country.

More than 300 Kansas City area residents are expected to attend the Unity Rally and Iftar. [NOTE:  An “iftar” is a Ramadan fast-breaking meal.]

WHAT: Kansas City Area Civil Rights and Interfaith Groups Host Unity Rally and Iftar meal

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 7 p.m.

WHERE: The grounds of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church, 9400 Pflumm Rd, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

CONTACT: CAIR-Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy, 785-318-6323, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Action Alert: CAIR Asks Americans of All Faiths to Join Educational Response to June 10 Anti-Islam Rallies

Muslim civil rights group urges American Muslims and Islamic institutions to take extra security precautions this weekend

 (WASHINGTON, DC, 6/9/2017) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urge Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to take part in local peaceful educational events and activities in response to anti-Islam rallies planned nationwide on Saturday, June 10.

[NOTE: A number of organizations will be using #CounterACTHate to support the peaceful challenge to Saturday’s hate rallies.]

SEE: Dozens of US Cities Brace for Anti-Muslim Marches

Anti-Islam Rallies This Weekend Worry Muslim Leaders

Video: CAIR Rep Corey Saylor Joins Members of Congress to Denounce Anti-Muslim Marches

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CAIR-SFBA: 100+ Groups to Hold San Jose ‘Unity Rally’ in Response to Anti-Islam Protest

chapter logos california(SANTA CLARA, CA, 6/9/2017) – On Saturday, June 10, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will join more than 100 civil rights and interfaith organizations at a “Unity Rally” in San Jose to respond to the hate group ACT for America's planned anti-Muslim protests in Santa Clara and across the country. More than 250 Bay Area residents are expected to attend the Unity Rally.

  • WHAT: 113 Bay Area Civil Rights and Interfaith Groups Host Unity Rally
  • WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Stevens Creek Blvd. and Santana Row, San Jose
  • CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The leading sponsor of the anti-Islam protests, Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT for America, has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC has named "Brigitte Gabriel" as a member of the nation's "Anti-Muslim Inner Circle."

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