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CAIR-DFW, Interfaith Partners to Protest Dillard’s ‘No Hijab’ Policy

(DALLAS, TX, 12/8/2017) - On Saturday, December 9, the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) and interfaith partners will hold a rally to protest Dillard’s “no-hijab” policy.

WHAT: Rally to Protest Dillard’s ‘No Hijab’ Policy

WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 12 - 2 p.m.

WHERE:  Outside Dillard’s, 301 Horseshoe Drive, Garland, TX 75040

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Community Development Director Inayet Sahin, 469-998-2243, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/520443578354054/

On November 30, 2017, CAIR-DFW and Tremain Artaza PLLC filed a Complaint of Discrimination with the Texas Workforce Commission against Dillard’s on behalf of a young Muslim woman who was refused employment due to her hijab.

SEE: Video: CAIR-DFW Fights for Texas Muslim Denied Job at Dillard’s Over Hijab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3MDgEhPSgg

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-DFW Community Development Director Inayet Sahin, 469-998-2243, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-NY’s Legal Director to Speak About Muslim Ban’s Chilling Parallels with Japanese Internment

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 12/8/17) — On Saturday, December 9, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) will illustrate the unsettling similarities between the Japanese internment program of the 1940s and the Trump Administration’s reprehensible ban on Muslim travelers. CAIR-NY’s legal director, Albert Fox Cahn, is going to speak about the topic in a talkback following a performance of the Hang Tale Theater Company’s Hold These Truths.

WHAT: Post-show talkback about Japanese internment and the Muslim Ban after Hold These Truths

WHEN: Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 pm

WHERE: The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street)

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn, Esq., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 571-766-6273

The play confronts America’s dark tradition of infringing on civil rights. Written by Jeanne Sakata, directed by Lisa Rothe, and starring Joel de la Fuente (Amazon's The Man in the High Castle), it’s inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi’s quest to stop the WWII-era mistreatment of Japanese-American citizens.

After Saturday’s 2:00 pm performance, Cahn will participate in a talkback about how the logic of internment resembles that of the third iteration of President Trump’s Muslim Ban. The ban represents a grave threat to American ideals of pluralism and respect for immigrants, and was reinstated by the Supreme Court earlier this week. It is currently under appeal, and CAIR is working tirelessly to fight it.

The talkback is sure to be a lively discussion about an urgent threat.

SEE: CAIR-NY Says U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban Ignores Impact on Citizens and Their Relatives Abroad

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es 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-NY Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn, Esq., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 571-766-6273

 

CAIR-Missouri to Join Coalition in St. Louis Rally Against Trump's Jerusalem Policy Change

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 12/8/2017) -- On Sunday December 10, the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) will join a justice for Palestine coalition to protest President Trump’s change of a decades-long policy on the status of Jerusalem.

WHAT:  Rise for Jerusalem Rally Against Trump’s Embassy Decision

WHEN:  Sunday, December 10, 3- 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Delmar Loop

6691 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO, 63011

CONTACT:  CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/163264734286563/

CAIR is calling on Americans of all backgrounds to contact their elected representatives to oppose Trump’s reckless change of policy on Jerusalem.

CAIR Action Alert: Contact Your Elected Representatives About Jerusalem

https://oneclickpolitics.com/messages/edit?promo_id=3774

“This short-sighted, unjustified and unilateral decision to overturning a long-standing policy of the United States will create irreparable harm to the peace process, undermine Muslim allies and our nation’s strategic foreign policy interests,” said Faizan Syed Executive Director of CAIR-Missouri. “This policy change is designed to destabilize the region and distract Americans from ongoing investigations into the Trump administration by the FBI and the tax bill.”

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-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882314-330-2946, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-GA: Georgians Plan to Host Interfaith Rally and March on Saturday, Dec. 9th: ‘STOP TRUMP, PROTECT JERUSALEM, SUPPORT PEACE’

(ATLANTA, GA, 12/8/2017) -- On Saturday, December 9, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Georgia) and the Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP-Atlanta) plan to co-host "Stop Trump, Protect Jerusalem, Support Peace," an interfaith rally and march in Atlanta against President Trump's unilateral declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

WHAT: "Stop Trump, Protect Jerusalem, Support Peace"

WHERE: Centennial Olympic Park (Meet at Marietta Street Corner)

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9th, 12 pm to 2 pm

NOTE: Follow the event Facebook page for updates, including any changes due to inclement weather.

In addition to JVP-Atlanta and CAIR Georgia, sponsors of the rally include, Project South, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ Atlanta), Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel, the Kairos Mission of Oakhurst Baptist Church, and the U.S. Human Rights Network.

Scheduled speakers include Dr. Ilise Cohen of Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta, Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia, and Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel, a Palestinian Christian and the first Arab-American elected to the lead the Presbyterian Church USA, among others.

On Wednesday, President Trump announced that the U.S. officially recognizes occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital and will move the U.S. embassy to the city. This move grants legitimacy to Israel's illegal military occupation, and ignores Jerusalem's 330,000 Palestinian residents, who make up 40% of the city's population. 

"Jerusalem has long been an international city, holy to many religions, and sacred to many people around the world, including many members of Georgia's Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities," event organizers said in a statement. "We encourage Georgians of all backgrounds to march with us on Saturday. Stand up for peace and freedom. Stand against occupation and oppression."

"President Trump's declaration fatally undermines what was left of the Mideast peace process, and disregards international law,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. “Like our Jewish and Christian neighbors, American Muslims consider Jerusalem to be a holy city where prophets once walked, and ancient holy sites still stand. Jerusalem belongs to everyone, and President Trump cannot change that with his illegal declaration."

"Since Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has redrawn borders, built walls, and revoked the residency rights of thousands of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, intentionally creating a Jewish majority and ethnically cleansing the Palestinian population," said Dr. Ilise Cohen of JVP-Atlanta

Cohen added, "Israel has never provided equal services to Palestinians, though they pay taxes and have no municipal representation. Unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital not only ignores the rights and aspirations of Palestinians, but it also disregards international law while legitimizing permanent Israeli occupation. This summer, Palestinian residents of Jerusalem mounted a successful and strong resistance to Israel's attempt to impede the right of Muslims to worship at Al-Aqsa. We stand with Palestinians and reject Trumps cowardly attempt to solidify apartheid practices and policies."

"This move is but another example of Trump emboldening Israel’s extreme right-wing government and settler movement, and drives home the shared values of Trump and Netanyahu’s right-wing governments, both of which incite and exploit racism, xenophobia, and fear for political gain," said the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

CONTACTS: 

Dr. Ilise Cohen, Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta, 415-810-1433, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edward Mitchell, CAIR Georgia, 404-285-9530, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel, Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel, 404-441-2702, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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