(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/2/18) — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today condemned the firing of seven Muslim workers at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) who were terminated by Delta subcontractor US Aviation on Friday for praying during their work breaks.
Later today, two of the fired workers will appear at a rally outside MSP.
WHO: MSP Airport Workers, Faith Leaders and Community Supporters
WHAT: March to Delta Offices to Demand Action on Workers Being Fired for Exercising Their Freedom of Religion
WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: MSP Airport Terminal 2 Light Rail Station (group will march to Delta office near light rail)
CONTACT: CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, jHussein@cair.com
“No American should face the choice between practicing their faith and feeding their family,” said CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “We condemn these un-American and unconstitutional firings and call for the immediate reinstatement of the workers.”
CAIR offers a booklet, called “An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices,” to help employers gain a better understanding of Islam and Muslims in the workplace.
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
CAIR is America’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.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.