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CAIR-NY, Faith Leaders, Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference Ahead of Hearing on NYPD Hijab Policy

(NEW YORK, NY, 11/26/18)On Wednesday, November 28, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), faith leaders, and elected officials will hold a press conference ahead of oral arguments on a motion to dismiss CAIR-NY’s federal class action lawsuit against the NYPD.

News conference participants will call on Mayor de Blasio to end the NYPD policy of forcing suspects to remove religious attire when they are arrested.

WHAT: CAIR-NY, Faith Leaders and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference Ahead of Court Hearing on NYPD Hijab Policy
WHO: CAIR-NY, Faith Leaders, Elected Officials
WHEN: Wednesday, November 28, 10 A.M.
WHERE: Foley Square, Manhattan
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn; acahn@cair.com; 571-766-6273

CAIR-NY’s clients include a Muslim survivor of domestic violence, who was arrested on charges fabricated by her abuser and then forced by the NYPD to remove the hijab.

SEE: Hijab Removal by New York Police Prompts Lawsuit

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/nyregion/hijab-police-lawsuit-new-york.html

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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