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CAIR Offers Condolences on Death of Muslim Civil Rights Activist Eric E. Vickers

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/18/2018) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences to the family and loved ones of Muslim civil rights activist and attorney Eric E. Vickers who died recently at the age of 65.

Vickers accepted Islam while in law school and became prominent defending civil rights and promoting social justice. He served as head of the American Muslim Council (AMC) and on the board of the American Muslim Alliance.

Obituary: Eric E. Vickers, attorney and activist known for I-70 blockade, dies at 65

Eric Vickers died fighting the good fight

“We offer sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Eric Vickers. Eric was a brother, a friend and a leader in the struggle for justice. May Allah reward him and bless his soul,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,”¯ihooper@cair.com 

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