#CAIRSnapshots Video: CAIR Responds to Stereotypical Portrayals of Muslims, Arabs in 1998 20th Century Fox Film ‘The Siege’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/23/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the latest “CAIR Snapshots” video highlighting a quarter century of “defending, educating and empowering the American Muslim community.” #CAIRSnapshots

Today’s snapshot features how in 1998, CAIR responded to stereotypical portrayals of Muslims and Arabs in the 20th Century Fox film “The Siege” by coordinating a national campaign through grassroots efforts such as mosque open houses and leafletings at theaters nationwide.

#CAIRSnapshots Video: CAIR Responds to Stereotypical Portrayals of Muslims, Arabs in 1998 20th Century Fox Film ‘The Siege’

https://youtu.be/bAjrsGUOC5g

BACKGROUNDER: Islamic Council Protests Timing of ‘The Siege’ (LA Times)

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-aug-25-ca-16165-story.html

The #CAIRSnapshots campaign is just one of many activities and initiatives leading up to CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on November 9.

SEE: CAIR’s 25th Annual Gala

https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


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