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CAIR, CAIR-New York Offer Condolences on Passing of Malikah Shabazz, Daughter of Civil Rights Icons Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/23/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its New York chapter (CAIR-NY) today offered condolences on the passing of Malikah Shabazz, daughter of African-American Muslim leader and human rights icons Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, at the age of 56.  

“We join people across our nation and around the world in extending our condolences to the family and loved ones of Malikah Shabazz,” said CAIR Deputy Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. “We ask God to comfort her family and enter her into paradise alongside her father. To God we belong, and to God we return.”  

“Our prayers are with Malikah’s family and loved ones as they mourn this tragic loss. Like her parents and sisters, Malikah stood for human rights regardless of what it cost. Let us honor her memory by continuing the pursuit of justice for Malcolm X and his family,” said CAIR-New York Executive Director Afaf Nasher. “To God we belong, and to Him we return.” 

CAIR-NY Board Vice President Zead Ramadan added: “My heart goes out to the Shabazz family during this difficult time. We pray they are given the space to grieve for our sister, who passed too early. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the family.”  

Last week, two men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X were exonerated. CAIR welcomed the exoneration and called for a full investigation into law enforcement involvement in the assassination. 

SEE: CAIR, CAIR-NY Welcome Exoneration of 2 Men Wrongly Convicted in Malcolm X Assassination, Calls for Full Probe of Law Enforcement Complicity 

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, Esq. Executive Director, CAIR-NY, 917-669-4006, anasher@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, iallison@cair.com   

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