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CAIR-LA: Coalition to Hold Prayer for Muslim Rights

Prayers at the 'Sharing Ramadan' Interfaith Iftar Dinner at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati Nov 07/04. Picture source: enquirer.com
Prayers at the
‘Sharing Ramadan’ Interfaith
Iftar Dinner at the Islamic
Center of Greater Cincinnati Nov 07/04.
Picture source: enquirer.com

RELIGIOUS LEADERS, HOLOCAUST & JAPANESE INTERNMENT SURVIVORS RESPOND TO THE VIOLATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF MUSLIMS

WHAT: In response to the human cost of the recent pattern of unjust arrests, detentions and harassment of Muslims, a broad coalition of religious leaders and victims of civil liberties violations will visit detained Muslims, present grocery baskets to families of detained Muslims and hold a prayer service for the civil rights of Muslims.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 12th, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: In front of the Statue of the Japanese Internment Camp Detainees on Terminal Island, 1/2 block before the gate to the Immigration Customs Enforcement Detention Center at: 1299 Seaside Ave, San Pedro (Terminal Island)

WHO:

* Rev. Peter Laarman, Progressive Christians Uniting
* Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr., Southern Christian Leadership Conference
* Stephen Rohde, Progressive Jewish Alliance
* Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations
* Shaikh Sadullah Khan, Director of Muslim Affairs, USC
* Salam Al Marayati, Executive Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council
* Families of detainees and Muslim individuals whose rights have been
violated
* Clergy who have visited detained Muslims
* Japanese Internment Camp survivors
* Children of Holocaust survivors

CONTACT: Thia Stephan (626) 683-9004; Alexia Salvatierra (213) 219-2449

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace is a three-year-old Los
Angeles-based interfaith organization whose mission statement is: Religious
Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.

CONTACT CAIR-LA: Sabiha Khan, 714-776-1847 or 714-390-0334

 

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