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CAIR-New Jersey to Present Award to Olympic Bronze Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad at Parade to be Held in Her Honor

CAIR logo(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 9/9/16) – On Saturday September 10, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will present Olympic Bronze Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad with the “Breaking Barriers Award” at a parade to be held in her honor in Maplewood, N.J.  A native of Maplewood, Muhammad is the first American Muslim to compete on the US Olympic team wearing the Hijab.  Muhammad won the Bronze Medal for fencing in the team competition at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

WHAT: CAIR-New Jersey to present Olympic Medalist, Ibtihaj Muhammad with the Breaking Barriers Award

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 11:00 am

WHERE: Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040

CONTACT: Jim Sues, 908-668-5900, 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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