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CAIR-National, CAIR-Kansas to Demand DOJ Probe of Missouri Gun Range’s Refusal to Provide Service to a Muslim Woman Because of Her Hijab

(WASHINGTON, DC, 7/15/20) — On Thursday, July 16, representatives of the national office and Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference on Facebook Live to ask that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct an immediate investigation into a Missouri gun range’s refusal to provide service to a Muslim woman because she was wearing a hijab, a religious head covering worn by Muslim women.

WHAT: CAIR News Conference to Seek U.S. Department of Justice Investigation into a Missouri Gun Range’s Refusal to Provide Service to a Muslim Woman Because of her Hijab

WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 12 p.m. (Eastern)

WHERE: Facebook Live, https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational

WHO: CAIR National Representatives, CAIR Kansas Representatives, Kansas Woman Denied Service

CONTACT:  CAIR National Staff Attorney Zanah Ghalawanji, 202-742-6420, zghalawanji@cair.com; CAIR National Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 202-742-6420, gabbas@cair.com; CAIR Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy, 785-318-6323; melbayoumy@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

The Washington-based civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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