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CAIR-Missouri to Announce Discrimination Motion Filed Against North County City for Denying Muslim Family a Business License

cair logos Missouri(ST. LOUIS, MO, 2/14/2017) – On Wednesday, February 15, the Law Offices of Jay Kanzler and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO) will hold a news conference to discuss a lawsuit against a North County mayor who allegedly denied an Arab Muslim family a business license based on their faith and ethnicity.

WHAT: Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against North County Mayor Press Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 10:00 A.M. 

WHERE:  Country Club Hills City Hall, 7422 Eunice Ave, St. Louis, MO 63136

CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626 E-Mail:, Attorney Jay Kanzler, 314-645-5367 E-Mail:

Attorney Jay Kanzler said in a statement:

“It is appalling that a city would deprive its residents of a business license just because the mayor doesn’t like the owners, their religion or national origin.  The mayor should resign and the city should immediately issue the business license for the new laundromat without the pretextual restrictions the Mayor has imposed. This is another embarrassing moment for our wider community, which is committed to coming together and rebuilding after Ferguson.”

A Copy of the Motion & Affidavit:

CAIR-Missouri’s Executive Director Faizan Syed said in a statement:

“It’s unacceptable that this motion has to be filed in the first place to get this city to do its job. This family should not have to engage in a legal battle just to get a business license.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946, E-Mail:; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail:

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