CAIR-MN Action Alert: Urge St. Cloud City Council to Vote ‘NO’ on Moratorium on Refugee Resettlement

CAIR-MN Action Alert: Urge St. Cloud City Council to Vote ”˜NO’ on Moratorium on Refugee Resettlement

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/17/2017) – – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) is calling on all Minnesotans to urge the St. Cloud City Council to vote “NO” on a motion calling for a moratorium on refugee resettlement in St. Cloud.

Sources report to CAIR-MN that the anti-refugee motion will be introduced by Councilmember Jeff Johnson (4th Ward) during the next city council meeting taking place on Monday, October 23.


“Members of the St. Cloud City Council should vote against Councilman Jeff Johnson’s despicable, racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and ill-informed motion targeting refugees,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “Discrimination and bigotry towards refugees should not have a place in the St. Cloud City Council.”

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,