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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CAIR Calls on President Trump to Fire Adviser Sebastian Gorka Over Links to ‘Nazi-Allied’ Group

CAIR logoMuslim civil rights group urges Americans to contact the White House to ask the president  to sever ties with Gorka 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/16/2017) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on President Trump to fire top counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka over media reports that he is a formal member of a Hungarian group listed by the U.S. State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II. (#DropTheNazi)

An exclusive report in The Forward newspaper indicates that Gorka’s membership in the far-right group, known as the Vitézi Rend, “could have implications for his immigration status.” The Forward notes that the “State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual specifies that members of the Vitézi Rend ‘are presumed to be inadmissible’ to the country under the Immigration and Nationality Act.”

SEE: Nazi-Allied Group Claims Top Trump Aide Sebastian Gorka As Sworn Member

Top Trump Adviser Sebastian Gorka Stonewalled When Asked If He Belongs to a Nazi-Allied Group

Senior Trump Aide Forged Key Ties to Anti-Semitic Groups In Hungary

Gorka has been criticized for his Islamophobic views, including declining on several occasions to say whether President Trump believes Islam is a real religion.

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CAIR to Co-Sponsor Town Hall Meeting on Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 with Virginia Attorney General

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Join representatives of CAIR, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and MAS-PACE at a town hall meeting in Falls Church, Va., on the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban 2.0. Learn how the ban impacts your civil rights. The event will also include a free “Citizenship Application Clinic.”

Speakers Include:

  • The Honorable Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia
  • CAIR Co-Counsel Gadeir Abbas, Esq.

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, 202-742-6448, 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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