(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/11/15) – On Thursday, February 12, representatives of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join other concerned community members at a vigil in honor of three young Muslims who were killed “execution style” yesterday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
WHAT: D.C. Vigil for Victims of Chapel Hill Shootings
WHERE: DuPont Circle Fountain, 1 DuPont Circle NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.
CONTACT: CAIR Spokesperson Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, (410) 971-6062
VIGIL HASHTAG: #DC4ChapelHill
CAIR today called on law enforcement authorities to address speculation about a possible bias motive for the killings. A team of CAIR representatives, including National Executive Director Nihad Awad, traveled to Chapel Hill to offer support for the Muslim community during this time of crisis.
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, email@example.com; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, firstname.lastname@example.org