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CAIR-OK, ACLU of Oklahoma to Announce Landmark Litigation Against ‘Muslim-Free’ Gun Range

CAIR OK(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 2/16/2016) – On Wednesday, February 17, the Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter (CAIR-OK) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma (ACLU of OK) will hold a news conference in Oklahoma City to announce the filing of landmark litigation against a so-called “Muslim-free†gun range in Oktaha, Okla.

The Muslim plaintiff in the lawsuit will take part in the news conference.

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Civil Rights Litigation Against ‘Muslim-Free’ Gun Range

WHEN: Wednesday, February 17, 10 a.m. (Central Time)

WHERE: Oklahoma State Capitol Broadcast Press Room (Room 432B), 2300 N. Lincoln Ave., Oklahoma City, 73105

CONTACT: CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877, vLaizure@cair.com; CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com

Wednesday’s news conference comes after CAIR-OK challenged the “Muslim-free†gun range for violating civil rights law by displaying a sign stating that Muslims were banned from the facility.

“For an establishment to ban someone based on their religion is not just reprehensible – it is against the law,†said Veronica Laizure, civil rights director for CAIR-OK. “We hope that these owners and others around the country will comply with civil rights law and stop refusing service to customers in this discriminatory and unconstitutional manner.â€

SEE: Oklahoma Gun Range Declares ‘Muslim-Free Zone’

Oklahoma gun store declares 'Muslim-free zone' – USA TODAY

www.usatoday.com

Oklahoma gun store declares 'Muslim-free zone' OKLAHOMA CITY — A gun range in Oktaha, a small Oklahoma town near Muskogee, has declared itself as …

Last year, CAIR’s national office called on the U.S. Department of Justice to address the growing number of businesses nationwide that have been declared a “Muslim-free zone.†CAIR said that such declarations came from businesses in New York, Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire.

SEE: CAIR Asks DOJ to Address Spread of ‘Muslim-Free Zone’ Business Declarations

CAIR: 82 Groups Ask DOJ to Address Illegality of ‘Muslim-Free Zone’ Businesses

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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