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CAIR-NY, MCN, YAMA to Hold Prayer and Vigil Against Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0

(NEW YORK, NY, 10/15/17) – Later today, the New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), Muslim Community Network (MCN), the Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA), and other community partners will host a #NoMuslimBanEver prayer and vigil in Foley Square to protest President Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0. 

This event will begin with words from members of the affected nations, followed by Maghreb (sunset) prayer, a vigil, and a supplication. 


WHO: Hosting organizations: CAIR-NY, MCN, and YAMA, along with partners Rise and Resist, African Communities Together, New York Disaster Interfaith Services, International Refugee Assistance Project, NNAAC Take On Hate, The New York Immigrant Coalition, Arab American Association of New York

WHEN: Today, Sunday, October 15, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Foley Square, New York, NY 10013

WHAT: Prayer and Vigil Against Muslim Ban 3.0

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, Esq., 917-669-4006,, Dr. Debbie Almontaser, 917-559-8480

The prayer and vigil is part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, in which a coalition of national and local civil rights and Muslim advocacy groups are organizing events around the country to help lead the fight against President Trump’s unlawful, unconstitutional, discriminatory, and indefinite Muslim Ban 3.0. The campaign is also challenging other discriminatory immigration policies that have had a negative impact on Muslim communities across the country.


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