(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/6/14) – On Sunday, December 7, representatives of the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) will join other community and interfaith leaders at a memorial service in Kansas City, Mo., for Abdisamad "Adam" Sheikh-Hussein, the 15-year-old boy who was murdered Thursday in an apparent anti-Muslim hate attack.
WHEN: Sunday, December 7, 1:30 p.m. (Central)
WHERE: Masjid At-Taqwa, 1340 Admiral Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106
CONTACT: CAIR-Kansas Chairman Moussa Elbayoumy, 785-318-6323, firstname.lastname@example.org
"This memorial service is designed to show solidarity with the family and loved ones of Abdisamad 'Adam' Sheikh-Hussein and to prove that hope and peace will always prevail over hate and evil," said CAIR-Kansas Chairman Moussa Elbayoumy.
The teenager died Thursday night after his legs were severed when he was intentionally hit by an SUV outside the Somali Center of Kansas City.
Friends and family members of the slain teen will take part in the memorial, along with representatives of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, the former Kansas City mayor pro tem and a representative of a coalition of local Muslim organizations.
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-Kansas Chairman Moussa Elbayoumy, 785-318-6323, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org