WHAT: On Wednesday, July 27, the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Southern California (CAIR-LA) will hold a news conference at its office in Anaheim to release its 2nd annual report on discrimination against the California Muslim community, titled “The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in California 2005.” The report will show a significant increase in the reported discrimination complaints during 2004.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Council on American-Islamic Relations – Southern California (CAIR-LA), 2180 W. Crescent Ave. Suite F, Anaheim, CA 92801
According to the report, at least some of the sharp rise in the reported incidents is due to the ongoing and lingering atmosphere of fear since the 9/11 attacks against American Muslims, Arabs and South Asians. CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, began documenting anti-Muslim incidents following the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City . CAIR has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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. To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About
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