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CAIR-MN, Minnesota Muslim Leaders to Respond to TSA Profiling of Somali-Americans

CAIR MN logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 4/29/16) – On Monday, May 2, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), along with leaders of that state's Muslim community, will take part in a news conference responding to recent revelations of the profiling of Somali-American Muslims by the Minneapolis office of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

A TSA manager in Minnesota revealed that he was instructed by his supervisor to provide the names of Somali-American leaders visiting the agency's office so they could be screened against national security databases for terrorist ties.

SEE: TSA Official in Minneapolis Says He was Ordered to Profile Somali-Americans

   

WHAT: Community Leaders Press Conference on TSA profiling

WHEN: Monday, May 2, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Abubakar Islamic Center, 2824 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com, and

Executive Director of Islamic Association of North America (IANA) Imam Hassan 612-443-4300,hassan@majliska.org

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-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; Executive Director of Islamic Association of North America (IANA) Imam Hassan 612-443-4300, hassan@majliska.org  and CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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