(MIAMI, FL, 11/20/07) – On Wednesday, November 21, the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFL), along with student organizations, will hold a news conference to urge Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to publicly condemn an apparently bias-related incident during which a university employee spat on a Muslim student.
WHAT: Boca Raton Student Seeks Condemnation of Spitting Incident
WHEN: Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 11 a.m.
WHERE: In front of FAU campus off Glades Road in Boca Raton
CONTACT: CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Altaf Ali, 954-272-0490 or 954-298-8412, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The student who attends Florida Atlantic University was spat on while peacefully demonstrating at an event on campus featuring Daniel Pipes, who is regarded by many Muslims as one of America’s leading Islamophobes.
SEE: Student Group at Florida Atlantic University Wants a Stronger Stand on Spitting Incident
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group, has 33 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.