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CAIR-Connecticut to Hold Protest Rally on President Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Orders

CAIR logo(HARTFORD, CT, 1/28/17) – On Sunday, January 29, the Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR-CT) will lead a rally at Bradley International Airport to support the civil rights of Muslims and to condemn President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries and banning refugees from Syria.

WHAT: CAIR-Connecticut to Hold Protest Rally on President Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Orders

WHEN: 1:30 PM, Sunday, January 29

WHERE: Bradley International Airport Arrival Level

CONTACT: CAIR-CT Chairperson Farhan Memon, 203-517-6526 fmemon@cair.com

CAIR-CT says President Trump’s order imposes an ideological litmus test on immigrants and is as a veiled attempt to institute a religious test for immigration to the United States.

President Trump’s orders are the actual implementations of several highly controversial campaign promises by then candidate Donald Trump such as the “Muslim Ban” and the border wall with Mexico.

CAIR-CT Chairperson Farhan Memon said

“President Trump says that he wants to protect America but it’s important to note that no one from any of these countries has committed any act of terrorism on American soil. Similarly, Syrian refugees have risked life and limb to gain sanctuary in the United States. To turn them away betrays all that is good about the United States.”

Although a Federal District Court judge in Brooklyn stayed the Executive Order insofar as it applies to immigrants and refugees who are authorized to be in the United States, the Executive Order still applies to other people. For this reason, it is still important that people of conscience come to demonstrate.

CAIR-CT is asking Muslim community members who have relatives or family members who have been affected by the Executive Order to report their situation by calling  (860) 341-CAIR or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-ct.org/incident.php 

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-CT Chairperson, 203-517-6526fmemon@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726ihooper@cair.com

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