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CAIR-St. Louis, Groups to Rally in Support of Syrian Refugees, Against Hysteria

websitelogo(ST. LOUIS, MO., 11/19/2015) – On November 22, the Bring Them Here Campaign, STL4Syria and the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-STL) will hold a rally and vigil to show support and welcome Syrian Refugees coming to America.

WHAT: Refugees are Welcome Here Rally/Vigil

WHEN: Sunday November 22, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Delmar Loop

6691 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO, 63130


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CAIR-DFW to Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Victims of Terrorism

cair texas logo(DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX, 11/19/2015) – Later today, the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a prayer vigil with Interfaith Partners of DFW to stand with the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris and terrorism where ever it has occurred.

WHAT: Interfaith Prayer Service in Response to Paris Attacks ( #TerrorismHasNoReligion)

WHEN: Thursday November 19, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Dealey Plaza (400 Main St. Dallas Texas 75201)

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Outreach Coordinator, Omair Siddiqi at 469-554-0786 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-DFW Executive Director, Alia Salem 817-538-8269                                                                                     

“We must not divide in times like this. That’s exactly what these terrorists want; for neighbors and countries to turn against each other. Instead, people of all of faiths and walks of life must come together and support and protect one another,” said Omair Siddiqi, outreach coordinator of CAIR-DFW. “We are inviting the community to come together not only to pray for the victims in Paris, but to stand with all victims of terror everywhere."

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CAIR-MN, Welcomes Governor Dayton's ‘Strong Stand’ in Support of Syrian Refugees

CAIR MN logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 11/19/2015) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's “strong stand” in favor of Syrian refugees entering the state.

SEE: Dayton: Calls by state governors to bar Syrian refugees are 'ludicrous'

"We welcome our governor's strong stand for the Syrian refugees and for point out the political posturing by others state governors and presidential hopefuls," said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. "We must continue to welcome Syrian refugees, while also continuing to ensure national security. This is not an either or situation. We can do both. "

Hussein added, all refugees resettled in the United States undergo rigorous security screenings by the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Department of Defense and multiple intelligence agencies, including biometric checks, forensic testing, medical screenings and in-person interviews.

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CAIR-Connecticut Calls for Increased Police Protection at State Mosques

websitelogo(HARTFORD, CT, 11/19/2015) – The Connecticut office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) is calling on police around the state to increase patrols near mosques and for Muslim community leaders to review security protocols.

CAIR-CT made that call after shots were fired at a Meriden, Conn., mosque. The FBI is investigating the incident.

SEE: Police, FBI investigate shots fired at Meriden mosque

“We are extremely concerned about these latest developments in our state and about a growing trend of hate crimes against Muslims and mosques around the country,” said CAIR-CT Executive Director Mongi Dhaouadi. “Local law enforcement has a duty to protect residents and to keep houses of worship safe from these attacks.”

CAIR-CT is planning several meetings with Muslim leaders and community members to discuss safety measures and to hear their concerns.

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