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CAIR Investigating Eviction Orders for Three Maryland Mosques Amid Reports of Stepped-Up FBI Community Outreach

(BALTIMORE, MD, 5/7/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is investigating three separate reports in the past week of Maryland mosques being served eviction notices. 

CAIR said the eviction notices come amid reports of a dramatic uptick in FBI visits to area mosques.

Leaders at the Maryum Islamic Center, Islamic Research and Humanitarian Services Center (IRHSCA), and Masjid Baitullah of Baltimore have all confirmed to CAIR that they received mandatory orders to vacate their facilities and find alternative spaces for communal gatherings and worship. 

“We are looking into the circumstances related to each of these eviction notices and will work with community leaders to address their concerns,” said CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

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