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CAIR: Hearing Friday in Case of Murdered Virginia Muslim Teen Nabra Hassanen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/12/17) – On Friday, October 13, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference with the family of a murdered Virginia Muslim teen following a preliminary hearing in the case.

The hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030). CAIR and the family will hold an impromptu news conference outside the court following the hearing.

Nabra Hassanen, 17, of Reston, Va., was abducted after leaving the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in northern Virginia allegedly by a man, Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, who was arrested on suspicion of murder. CAIR has called for a thorough investigation of a possible bias motive in the case.

SEE: Nabra Hassanen Murder Suspect Has Preliminary Date in Fairfax Court Friday

CAIR said it has witnessed an unprecedented increase in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump.

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges 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:

CAIR recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here:

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 National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 248-390-9784,; CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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