CAIR: San Diego Muslims to Announce Creation of ‘Forum on Religious Freedom’ in Response to 'Muslim Ban' Executive Order

CAIR logo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 1/29/17) – On Tuesday, January 31, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations San Diego (CAIR-San Diego), an office of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and other Muslim leaders will hold a news conference to announce the creation of a “Forum on Religious Freedom” in response to President Trump’s “Muslim Ban” executive order.

The objective of the Forum on Religious Freedom is to create a broad coalition and unite a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to challenging Islamophobia and the systemic attempt to marginalize the American Muslim community.

This effort is a direct result of the growing anti-Muslim atmosphere and the groundswell of support from organizations and fellow citizens in defense of the civil rights of American Muslims. At the news conference, CAIR-San Diego will share a list of community organizations that have already committed to joining this effort. 

“The ‘Muslim ban’ represents a myopic worldview and a blatant undermining of America’s most cherished values,” said CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. “We urge community organizations, educational institutions, local government bodies, responsible corporations, and all people of conscience, to take a stand against this attempt to normalize Islamophobia.”  

WHAT: San Diego Muslims to Announce Creation of ‘Forum on Religious Freedom’ in Response to 'Muslim Ban' Executive Order

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 11 a.m.

WHERE: 7710 Balboa Ave, Suite 326, San Diego, CA 92111

CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991, hmohebi@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

CAIR San Diego is also asking Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated to contact local police and CAIR San Diego's Civil Rights Department at 858-278-4547 or by filing a report at:  https://ca.cair.com/sandiego/what-we-do/civil-rights/report-an-incident/

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 Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991, hmohebi@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


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