(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/9/16) — On Wednesday, January 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join a coalition of human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantanamo attorneys, 9/11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities at a “Rally to Close Guantanamo and End Islamophobia” (11:30 a.m.) outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., followed by a march (12:15 p.m.) to the Senate Building.
It was 15 years ago this month that the Bush administration opened the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.
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â€œFor fifteen years, we as a nation have stood by and watched our government indefinitely detaining prisoners at Guantanamo without charge or trial,â€ said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert S. McCaw. â€œAs Americans, we must join together and loudly reject the injustice being committed in our name and speak out for those who cannot.â€
RALLY/MARCH SPONSORS: Amnesty International USA, The Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Center for Constitutional Rights, CloseGuantÃ¡namo.org, Code Pink, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Defending Dissent Foundation, Ray McGovern with Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, No More GuantÃ¡namos, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, the Torture Abolition and Survivor and Support Coalition, Veterans for Peace, We Stand with Shaker, Witness Against Torture, Women Against Military Madness, World Canâ€™t Wait, and others.
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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