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CAIR-KY to Hold Workshop on ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ September 30 in Lexington

(LEXINGTON, KY, 9/27/17) –  On Saturday, September 30, the Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a community workshop on the impact of the latest version of President Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order. #NoMuslimBanEver

The workshop will be presented by immigration law specialist Heather A. Hadi, Esq.

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2 p.m. (Begins immediately after Zuhr prayer)

WHERE: Masjid Bilal (Lexington), 1545 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505

CONTACT: CAIR-KY Chair Waheedah Muhammad, 859-296-0206, wmuhammad@cair.com

On Monday, CAIR’s national office held a news conference on this issue at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Video: CAIR News Conference on Muslim Ban 3.0

CAIR also issued a community advisory on the ban.

CAIR Community Advisory: What You Should Know About Muslim Ban 3.0

CAIR said the latest version of President Trump’s Muslim ban executive order is just one part of the administration’s “ugly white supremacist agenda.”

SEE: CAIR Says Trump”˜s New Muslim Ban Order is Part of ”˜Ugly White Supremacist Agenda’

Last week, CAIR announced the filing of an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of seven American Muslims opposing the Trump administration’s original Muslim ban and urging the court to declare it unconstitutional.

READ CAIR’s Amicus Brief

In its brief, CAIR argued that the seven American Muslim citizens “have seen increased discrimination, hate speech, and threats of violence as a result of the anti-Muslim animus that underpins” the Muslim ban. [NOTE: Those listed in the amicus brief (“amici”) are represented by CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.]

That brief was the latest CAIR legal filing on the Trump administration’s efforts to implement its Muslim ban. In January, just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban executive order, CAIR filed suit. 

SEE: CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ”˜Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

CAIR has also filed two amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit.

SEE: CAIR Files Amicus Brief with 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Trump’s ”˜Muslim Ban’

CAIR Files Amicus Brief in the Ninth Circuit on Behalf of Four American Muslims Impacted by Muslim Ban 3.0

The Washington-based civil rights organization recently launched an app to share critical ‘know your rights’ information and simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging Muslims 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: http://www.cair.com/app  

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-KY Chair Waheedah Muhammad, 859-296-0206, wmuhammad@cair.com; Executive Director Omar Ghani, 859-379-8734, oghani@cair.com

 

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