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CAIR: Anti-Islam Rallies ‘Fizzle’ Nationwide, Interfaith Partners Show Support for American Muslims

nohaters(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/11/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today that anti-Islam hate rallies planned at mosques nationwide on Saturday “fizzled†and that interfaith partners turned out at a number of mosques to show their support for the Muslim community. CAIR noted that one hate rally in Phoenix included apparent neo-Nazis wearing swastika symbols.

SEE: Neo-Nazis Rally Outside Arizona Mosque

 

Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim Rallies Ended Up Inspiring Acts Of Love And Service

“We are pleased that what was planned as a campaign of hate and marginalization turned instead into a show of support for the American Muslim community and for religious inclusion,†said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

CAIR listed a number of images and media reports contrasting non-existent or poor turnout at the hate rallies with enthusiastic support for Muslims by interfaith partners:

CAIR Photo: 25 People of Other Faiths Turn Out at Maryland Mosque to Show Support Against Haters

CAIR-OK Photo: Interfaith Partners Show Support for Muslims in Oklahoma

CAIR-OK: Islam Haters 'Few and Far Between' in Oklahoma

Photo: Lone, Possible Illiterate Anti-Islam Protester in Oklahoma City

Video: Sad and Lonely Hater Outside Plano, Texas, Mosque at Jummah

TX: Anti-Islam Protester Outnumbered 100 to 1

TX: People Show Support for Local Mosque After Concerns Over Rumored Anti-Islam Rally

TX: Handful of Islamophobes Show Up at Richardson Mosque – Given Water by Congregation

TX: People Show Support for Mosque as Protest is Planned 

AL: Planned Protest Outside Huntsville Islamic Center Falls Flat

TN: Supporters Outnumber Protesters at Mosque

http://www.dnj.com/story/news/2015/10/10/supporters-outnumber-protesters-mosque/73730072/

WA: Interfaith Celebration Counter Anti-Islam Protests

CAIR-WA: No Anti-Islam Protesters, But Interfaith partners Show Support for Muslim Community

Other Faiths Stand with Spokane Muslims

WA: Friends of Muslim community in Kitsap County Gather

MI: Rally Against Islam Outnumbered by Counter Protesters

Oregon Anti-Muslim Rally “Re-Branded” as Pro-Police

MA: Mayor Walsh stands with Hub’s Muslims 

Video: CAIR-SFBA Director Zahra Billoo Says Anti-Islam Hate Rallies Will Expose Islamophobia

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

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