Oklahoma Muslim Group to Host Peace Rally

CAIR-logo(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 9/5/13) -- On Saturday, September 7, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host the 1st Annual Solidarity and Peace Rally in Oklahoma City. CAIR-OK's walk and rally is designed to promote peace and mutual understanding 13 years after the tragic 9/11 terror attacks.

As a part of the rally, there will be a commemorative solidarity walk around the Oklahoma City National Memorial followed by inspirational words promoting peace from community leaders. Speakers include Nathaniel Batchelder of the Oklahoma Peace House, Dean Mark Davies of Oklahoma City University, and Adam Soltani of CAIR Oklahoma and the OKC Religions United Committee.

DATE: Saturday, September 7, 2013
TIME: 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Oklahoma City National Memorial, 620 N. Harvey Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, [email protected]; CAIR-OK Development Coordinator Thomaira Babbit, 405-415-6851, [email protected]

SEE: 1st Annual Solidarity and Peace Rally Event page

"This rally is a reminder that, we, as Oklahomans and Americans, will never forget or abandon our principles of freedom and justice, but will continue to show compassion and respect toward all," said CAIR-OK Development Coordinator Thomaira Babbit. "In the past year, we have seen a trend in our state of moving beyond coexistence to understanding our differences and allowing them to unite us as Oklahomans. This rally is a reminder of how far we have come and that we must continue to work together towards a better Oklahoma for all."

CAIR Oklahoma is a chapter of 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, [email protected]; CAIR Oklahoma Development Coordinator Thomaira Babbit, 405-415-6851, [email protected]