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CAIR-AZ Hosts Know-Your-Rights Event


(PHOENIX, AZ, 6/21/07) – The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) recently organized a know-your-rights session at Al-Zahra Husseiniyya, an Islamic center in Phoenix.

CAIR-AZ Civil Rights Director Mohammed AbuHannoud gave a presentation on civil rights including practical advice on how to avoid discrimination, and CAIR-AZ officials answered numerous questions from the audience. A Phoenix Police Department detective attended the event and provided information on how to avoid hate crimes and how a neighborhood watch could help the local community.

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.

CONTACT: CAIR-AZ Executive Director Fawzia Mai Tung, Tel: 602-262-2247, E-Mail:


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