#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1996, CAIR Wins Its First Hijab in the Workplace Cases

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/8/19) – 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 1996, CAIR won its first "hijab" cases against Sears, Quality Inn Hotels, JCPenney, and OfficeMax after those companies fired Muslim employees because of their Islamic attire.

#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1996, CAIR Wins Its First Hijab in the Workplace Cases


FOR BACKGROUND SEE: CAIR Calls on Hotel to Re-Hire Woman Denied Job for Refusing to Remove Head Scarf

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


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.


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


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