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CAIR Issues Statement of Solidarity with Linda Sarsour, Condemns False Smear Campaign

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/19/2020) –The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed its support and solidarity with MPower Change Executive Director Linda Sarsour after she was smeared yesterday by various elected officials and political leaders in the wake of her appearance at a Democratic National Convention event.  

In a statement, CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said: 

“Our sister Linda Sarsour is an outspoken advocate of justice for all, including the Jewish community. Smearing her and other American Muslims as anti-Semitic for supporting Palestinian human rights is predictable, despicable and unacceptable. Our political leaders must stop doing it.” 

NOTE: As a nonpartisan tax-exempt organization, CAIR encourages American Muslims to participate in national and state elections. CAIR does not support one candidate or political party over another. 

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


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292,