(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/12/2017) - - Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold several “#NoMuslimBanEver” protests across Minneapolis to bring awareness to the ongoing resistance to President Trump’s “Muslim Ban 3.0.”
The U.S. Supreme Court was expected to hear oral arguments on October 10 as to whether the Trump administration’s executive order violated the Constitution. However, the court last week cancelled oral arguments after the administration announced its new Muslim Ban 3.0.
WHEN: TODAY, Thursday October 12, 4:30-6 p.m.
WHERE: 10 locations across the Minneapolis PROTEST MAP: http://tinyurl.com/ProtestsMap
WHO: CAIR-MN and other community groups including but not limited to Anti-War committee and others.
“This is the third iteration of the president's racist, unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim Ban,” said CAIR-MN's Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “The president began his administration by excluding Muslims from the United States and is now expressing deep-seated prejudice toward other immigrant communities. His bias, bigotry, and discrimination continue to seep into his policies in violation of the Constitution, disrespecting our country’s history, laws and values.”
Hussein noted that this new Muslim ban, like the others, continues to affirm the discriminatory policies coming out of the Trump administration against people on the basis of their Muslim faith and/or national origin. He said adding two non-majority Muslim countries does not change the math or the intent of Trump’s new Muslim Ban when six out of eight targeted countries are Muslim majority.
The Washington-based civil rights organization recently launched an app to share critical
'know your rights' information and simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging Muslims to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.
For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app
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.