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CAIR Comment of the Day: CAIR Decries Trump Pledge to ‘Destroy’ Separation of Church and State

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/2/2017) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried President Donald Trump’s pledge to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches from engaging in political activities such as endorsing or campaigning for political candidates.

SEE: Trump Vows to ”˜Destroy’ Law Banning Political Activity by Churches

“Destroying the separation of church and state, the foundational concept upon which our nation, our Constitution and our democracy were built, would be the beginning of the end for the religious freedom we all cherish,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization is asking community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html     

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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