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CAIR: Maryland Mosques, Muslim Organizations Unite in Historic Message of Solidarity with Black Communities

(BALTIMORE, MD, 6/3/20) – On Thursday, June 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will participate in an online news conference announcing an unprecedented, historic message by Maryland mosques, Islamic institutions and Muslim organizations united in solidarity with Black communities following the murder of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minn.  

WHAT: Maryland Muslims Unite in Historic Message of Solidarity with Black Communities

WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: Online via Zoom (Email mdoutreach@cair.com for link) 

CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

The statement reads in part:

“As mosques, organizations, councils, MSA’s and other entities across the state of Maryland, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Floyd family, and to families of all backgrounds and faiths whose loved ones have been killed as a consequence of white supremacy and state-sanctioned violence – from policing, mass incarceration and criminal justice institutions, to health care and education systems.

“We believe that justice for Black communities is justice for all communities, and that justice for all people will come by and through an unwavering and unapologetic commitment to justice for Black people. We believe that this must include an honest acknowledgment of entrenched racism within our own circles of influence, and a renewed commitment to challenging and dismantling it.”

List of Sign-On Organizations:

1. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Office in Maryland)

2. United Maryland Muslim Council (UMMC) 

3. Prince George’s County Muslim Council (PGCMC, Prince Georges’ County)

4. Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)

5. ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICSJ)

6. Islamic Society of the Washington Area (ISWA, Montgomery County) 

7. Indonesian Muslim Association of America (IMAAM Center, Montgomery County)

8. Baltimore County Muslim Council (BCMC, Baltimore County)

9. Anne Arundel County Muslim Council (AACMC, Anne Arundel County)

10. University of Maryland Muslim Students’ Association (UMD MSA)

11. Masjid Al-Falaah (Harford County)

12. Islamic Society of Annapolis (ISA, Anne Arundel County)

13. Islamic Society of Germantown (ISG, Montgomery County)

14. Idara-e-Jaferia (IEJ, Montgomery County)

15. Howard County Muslim Council (HCMC, Howard County)

16. Montgomery County Muslim Council (MCMC, Montgomery County)

17. Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB, Baltimore County) 

18. Al Hadi Learning Organization (Montgomery County)

19. Islamic Society of Western Maryland (ISWMD, Washington County)

20. Frederick County Muslim Council (FCMC, Frederick County)

21. Dar At-Taqwa (DAT, Howard County)

22. Islamic Center of Owings Mills (ICOM, Baltimore County)

23. Islamic Research & Humanitarian Services Center (IRHSCA, Prince Georges’ County)

24. Islamic Leadership Institute of America (ILIA, Howard County)

25. Muslim American Society – MD (MAS-MD, Montgomery County)

26. The Noor Center (Montgomery County)

27. American Palestine Foundation (APF, Montgomery County)

28. Islamic Center of Maryland (ICM, Montgomery County)

29. Justice For All 

30. Islamic Community Center of Laurel (ICCL, Prince Georges’ County)

31. Muslim Community Center (MCC, Montgomery County)

32. Dar Us Salaam (DUS, Prince Georges’ County)

33. Raza-e-Mustafa Islamic Center (Baltimore County)

34. Maryum Islamic Center (Howard County)

35. University of Maryland Baltimore County Muslim Students’ Association (UMBC MSA)

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.

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