#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1997, CAIR Challenges Religious, Racial Profiling of Muslim Travelers

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/20/19) – 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 1997, CAIR challenged the religious and racial profiling of Muslim airline passengers. CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad joined the Civil Rights Advisory Panel to the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security to help safeguard the civil rights of all travelers.

#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1997, CAIR Challenges Religious, Racial Profiling of Muslim Travelers

https://youtu.be/_-ouLUqJiIE

BACKGROUNDER: White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security Final Report to President Clinton

https://fas.org/irp/threat/212fin~1.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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