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CAIR Hosts Summit on ‘Confronting the Threat of Islamophobia’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/18/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, yesterday hosted a one-day summit in Alexandria, Va.,  on “Confronting the Threat of Islamophobia.â€

Monday’s event brought together a number of experts to assess high-priority actions the American Muslim community and its allies can take to reduce the growing level of Islamophobia in the United States.

The substance and recommendations of the summit will be featured in an upcoming CAIR report and programs on Islamophobia in the United States.  

Following the day-long summit, CAIR hosted a community dinner at which participants were offered highlights of the summit.   

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

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