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CAIR-Austin to Hold Prayer Vigil for Canadian Muslims Killed in Terror Attack

(AUSTIN, TX, 6/9/2021) – On Friday, June 11, the Austin, Texas, chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) will hold a prayer vigil for the Muslim family in Canada murdered in Islamophobic terror attack.  

The Austin chapter of CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold the vigil to help bring healing to the community.  

Friday’s vigil will include a message from the family and remarks from CAIR-Austin before a community dua’a (prayer) for the family, survivors and the Muslim community globally. 

WHEN: Friday, June 11, 8:40 pm, after Maghrib (sunset) prayer 

WHERE: North Austin Muslim Community Center- Masjid Aisha, 11900 N Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78753 

CONTACT: William White, CAIR Austin Government Affairs Manager at 512-785-7105 or via email wwhite@cair.com 

EVENT PAGEhttps://www.facebook.com/events/152143173611384/ 

SEE ALSOhttps://www.npr.org/2021/06/08/1004304899/man-ran-over-muslim-family-truck-canada-london-afzal 

“Our community is no stranger to Islamophobic attacks. We hope this vigil will offer some solace not only to our community in the wake of this tragedy but also to the extended members of the Afzaal family that live in Austin,” said CAIR-Austin Government Affairs Manager William White.   

Yesterday, CAIR called on President Biden to condemn and confront the growing phenomenon of global Islamophobia following the deadly anti-Muslim terror attack in Canada. 

SEE: CAIR Calls on President Biden to Confront Global Islamophobia After Deadly Anti-Muslim Terror Attack in Canada 

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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CONTACT: CAIR Austin Government Affairs Manager William White at 512-785-7105. Email wwhite@cair.com 

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