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CAIR Asks Florida Firearms Manufacturer to Explain ‘Muslim Stoppers’ Button

 DSC9193(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/16/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Florida-based SCCY Firearms to explain a promotional button issued by that company claiming its handguns are “Real Muslim Stoppers.”

CAIR said the button in question was sent to its Washington, D.C., headquarters by a concerned citizen.

“On its face, this button would seem to promote violence targeting American Muslims, since the manufacturer produces civilian weapons,” said CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor.

The company has not yet replied to CAIR’s concerns.

CAIR has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election.

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The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization recently released a report showing a 57 percent increase in anti-Muslim incidents in 2016 over the previous year. This spike in anti-Muslim incidents was accompanied by a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes during the same period.

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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil rights 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-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305-502-6749; CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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