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CAIR-LA, CAIR to Announce Lawsuit on Behalf of Muslim Woman Stripped of Hijab by LAPD

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 9/16/20) — On Thursday, September 17, attorneys from the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the national office of CAIR will hold an online news conference to announce the filing of a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Nusaiba Mubarak, 26, a Muslim woman who had her religious head scarf (hijab) forcibly removed by Los Angeles Police Department officers. 

Ms. Mubarak and her attorneys will address the media and answer questions regarding her lawsuit.

WHAT: CAIR-LA Files Suit on Behalf of Muslim Woman Stripped of Hijab by LAPD

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. PDT

WHERE: Facebook Live GO TO:



• Dina Chehata, CAIR-LA Civil Rights Attorney  

• Lena F. Masri, CAIR-National Litigation Director

• Nusaiba Mubarak, CAIR-LA client/plaintiff  

ABOUT: CAIR-LA is Southern California’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. 

CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Manager Eugene W. Fields, 714-851-4851 or email

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