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CAIR-MN to Rally Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/5/2017) - - Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a rally against the Muslim Ban 3.0 at the Capitol Rotunda.

Yesterday, the U.S Supreme Court issued two orders staying the Hawaii and Maryland federal courts' injunctions that had, until today, largely prevented the Trump administration from implementing Muslim Ban 3.0's visa restrictions. Although this decision allows Muslim Ban 3.0 to go into effect now, the court could still find it unconstitutional at a later date.

WHAT: Rally & Press Conference Against the Muslim Ban

WHEN:  Today at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Capitol Rotunda, St. Paul, MN

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CAIR-Georgia Issues Travel Alert for Muslims After U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates President Trump's Muslim Ban

(ATLANTA, GA - 12/5/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today responded to the Supreme Court's reinstatement of the Muslim Ban by issuing a travel alert to Georgia Muslims, as well as local businesses and schools, with connections to citizens of the six targeted Muslim-majority nations.

SEE: CAIR Georgia Issues Travel Alert To Georgia Muslims After Muslim Ban Reinstated

"Because anti-Muslim bigotry motivated President Trump's travel ban, no part of the ban should take effect for any length of time," said attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia"

As a precaution, CAIR Georgia warned citizens of the targeted countries who are present in Georgia as lawful permanent residents, students, workers, or tourists to consult with an immigration attorney before traveling overseas. CAIR Georgia also encouraged anyone who thinks they may be impacted by the latest Muslim Ban to contact the civil rights organization or an immigration attorney. 

Because the Ban only impacts foreign nationals who do not yet have visas, CAIR Georgia does not expect any travelers to be detained at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Mitchell said, "Although we hope the Supreme Court will ultimately overturn this unjust and unconstitutional policy, President Trump is now able to ban travelers from the targeted Muslims countries, even if they have family, job offers, or educational opportunities in the United States."

CAIR Georgia released the following chart to explain the basics about the travel ban.

CONTACT: Edward Ahmed Mitchell; 404-285-9530; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-Florida Welcomes Arrest of Man Who Planned Terror Attack on Mosque

(MIAMI, FL, 12/04/17) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the arrest of Bernandino Bolatete, who allegedly told an undercover officer that he planned to climb up the tower of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida and open fire on its congregants.

SEE: Man Accused of Planning Mosque Massacre Shared Right-Wing Fake News About Muslim Rape

In a statement, CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz said:

“Violence and hate crimes against Muslims in Florida are real. Two mosques were targeted with arson in less than six months. Bolatete is an anti-Muslim extremist who was allegedly preparing to massacre innocent Muslims at an American center of worship in what could be construed as an act of terrorism. This should concern not only Muslims, but all Florida residents regardless of faith. CAIR-Florida continues to work closely with our community to keep them safe by providing security training sessions in mosques and other locations throughout the state.”

CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida 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-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305.502.6749

 

DC: Muslim, Arab-American, Interfaith Groups to Demand That Trump Not Alter Status of Jerusalem

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/4/17) -- On Tuesday, December 5, a coalition of American Muslim, Arab-American, human rights, and Interfaith groups will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to demand that President Trump not alter the status of Jerusalem that has been maintained by past administrations.

Trump may soon alter previous policy on the holy city by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that could harm America’s role the Mideast peace process.

SEE: What's at stake if the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, moves embassy

WHAT: Coalition Holds News Conference on Maintaining Status of Jerusalem

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, Noon

WHERE: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, National Policy Director, American Muslims for Palestine, 571-276-6030, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

News Conference Participants Include:

  • American Muslims for Palestine
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Jerusalem Fund/Palestine Center
  • Virginia Coalition for Human Rights
  • Freedom 2 Boycott in Maryland Coalition
  • Islamic Circle of North America
  • US Council of Muslim Organizations
  • Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
  • Imam Johari Abdul-Malik

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