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CAIR-Kentucky Welcomes Naming of Louisville Airport After Muhammad Ali

(LEXINGTON, KY, 1/17/19) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) today welcomed a vote by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board to change the name of the airport to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. 

SEE: Muhammad Ali’s name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown

In a statement, CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad said:

“Muhammad Ali was a world citizen who was recognized and loved wherever he traveled. His face and voice were among the most recognized in the world. 

“As Kentuckians and as American Muslims, we are doubly proud that Kentucky will be honored to have the airport in Ali’s home town, Louisville, bear his great name. It is something that all Americans should be proud of.”

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. 


CONTACT:  CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad, 859-545-0651,

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