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CAIR Decries Islamophobia Targeting Maryland Muslims Shopping for Homes

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/5/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried reports of Islamophobia targeting Maryland Muslims shopping for a home in Frederick, Md.

See: A Home That Looks Perfect, Until Bigotry Rears Its Ugly Head (Washington Post)

According to the Washington Post, realtors were showing a Muslim couple — a U.S. military veteran and his wife — a home at a community in Frederick, Md., when a local resident who saw the wife’s Islamic head scarf reportedly said loudly: “We don’t want Muslims in our clubhouse. Take off that robe over your head!â€

That was not the first time the realtors witnessed anti-Muslim bigotry against prospective Muslim homeowners while showing them properties. The Muslim couple is still shopping for a home.

“We are concerned by the bigotry to which this this couple was subjected and see it as further evidence that the religious freedom of American Muslims must be protected,” said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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