(PHOENIX, AZ, 12/6/07) – A representative of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) recently offered an educational workshop, titled “Know and Protect Your Rights,” at the Islamic Center of Tucson.
CAIR-AZ Civil Rights Director Mohammed AbuHannoud spoke to the more than 50 Muslim community members who attended about how to protect themselves from hate crimes, employment discrimination, and law enforcement abuse. The workshop is part of statewide effort to counter the rise in anti-Muslim incidents.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.