CAIR-MI: MUSLIMS ASK GOP GROUP TO CANCEL 'RACIST' U OF MICH. EVENT
(LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 9/13/2006) - The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called on the College Republicans National Committee to cancel plans for a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day" event at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
In an article published on September 12 in the Michigan Daily, an intern for the Republican group discussed the organization's plan to hold a contest where participants will hunt down a mock "illegal immigrant" at the University of Michigan.
SEE: Republicans Plan 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day'
"It is disturbing that any group would promote such a divisive and racist event," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. "We call on the College Republicans National Committee to cancel this event and instead work with students of all races, faiths and national origins to promote tolerance and mutual understanding."
CAIR has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org