(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/9/18) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Americans of all faiths and backgrounds who value religious diversity and respect for personal choice to show support for a Macy’s clothing line offering Muslim-friendly modest attire that is coming under attack by Islamophobes.
Earlier this month, Macy’s launched the Verona Collection featuring a “selection of versatile, ready-to-wear pieces including dresses, tops, cardigans, pants and hijabs in a variety of colors and fabrics.” The modest clothing will be available on macys.com beginning on February 15. Macy’s is the latest retailers to begin offering modest attire, joining Nike and American Eagle.
Since Macy’s announced this new modest clothing line, it has come under attack online by Islamophobes who routinely attack any manifestation of Islam in American society.
CAIR is urging community members to contact Macy’s to push back against the Islamophobic campaign against the clothing line.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:
CONTACT Macy’s to express your support for the company’s effort to be inclusive of all faiths and to offer women, regardless of their religion or background, choices of modest clothing.
Macy’s Media Relations
COPY TO: email@example.com
CALL: 212-494-3000 Option *2
Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report
CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.
For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to 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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