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CAIR-OK: Interfaith Leaders to Respond to Quran Controversy

(TULSA, OK, 10/25/07) – On Friday, October 26, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will co-sponsor a news conference with the Islamic Society of Tulsa and interfaith leaders in reaction to Islamophobic remarks by lawmakers in that state who rejected Qurans sent as gifts from an ethnic advisory council.
In rejecting the Qurans, Islam’s revealed text, some lawmakers made stereotypical and offensive remarks that falsely linked the faith of Islam to violence.
SEE: At Least 2 Dozen Okla. Lawmakers to Return Copies of Quran
SEE ALSO: More Lawmakers Reject Copy of Quran
WHAT: Interfaith Response to Lawmakers’ Islamophobic Comments
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Islamic Society of Tulsa, 4630 S. Irvington Ave., Tulsa, OK
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi, 405-248-5853,
News conference participants will include representatives (or statements) from CAIR-OK, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries, Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice, Say No To Hate, and the Jewish Federation.
[NOTE: CAIR has an ongoing initiative to offer free Qurans to Americans of all faiths.]
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi, 405-248-5853, E-Mail:; CAIR-OK Chairperson Lobna Hewedi, E-Mail:; CAIR-OK Board Member Saad Mohammed, 405-210-4775, E-Mail:; Islamic Society of Tulsa Member Allison Moore, 918-814-6626, E-Mail:


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