(DALLAS, TX, 4/6/2006) – On Friday, April 7, the Dallas-Fort Worth office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a news conference in Waco, Texas, to call for increased efforts to promote racial and religious tolerance following a recent assault on a female Muslim student at Baylor University.
The perpetrator of the attack reportedly used racist and anti-Muslim slurs, which prompted the FBI to offer its assistance in the investigation.
WHAT: CAIR-DFW News Conference on Racial and Religious Tolerance
WHEN: Friday, April 7, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Islamic Center of Waco, 2725 Benton Drive, Waco, Texas
CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Director Saffia Meek, (972) 241-7233, 972-841-5067
Speakers at Friday’s news conference will include representatives of CAIR-DFW, the local Muslim community and Baylor University.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 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.