Tayyibah-Taylor(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/5/14) — The board and staff of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today offered sincere condolences on the death of Tayyibah Taylor, founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine.

SEE: Tayyibah Taylor, US Muslim Pioneer, Passes Away

“To God we belong and to Him we return,” said CAIR National Communications Director. “Sister Tayyibah was a tireless leader and voice for American Muslim women and the entire community.”

“Sr. Tayyibah served as a role model and mentor to countless Muslim women. She inspired us with her leadership and commitment to inclusiveness within our community,” said CAIR Board Chair Roula Allouch.Tayyibah-Taylor-award

In 2013, CAIR presented Taylor with an “Excellence in Media Award” at its annual banquet in Arlington, Va.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, arubin@cair.com


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