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CAIR-OK Welcomes #HateFreeOKC Interfaith Solidarity Rally During Friday Prayers

CAIR logo(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 12/11/15) – Later today, the Interfaith Alliance will hold a #HateFreeOKC Solidarity Rally during Jummah (Friday congregational prayer) at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City to show support for the Oklahoma Muslim community and to stand against Islamophobia. This rally comes in the wake of an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment and hate crimes as well as increased hate rhetoric from Donald Trump.

SEE: Fears of Islamophobia Spike as Trump Unveils Anti-Muslim Plan

WHAT: #HateFreeOKC Interfaith Solidarity Rally

WHEN: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2:15PM

WHERE: Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, 3815 St Clair Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

CONTACT: Adam Soltani, CAIR-OK Executive Director, 405-248-5853

The interfaith community of Oklahoma City organized this event after many voiced concern over the heightened levels of Islamophobia that have been dominating the US news cycle. CAIR-OK, the Interfaith Alliance, and our interfaith partners invite all community members to greet attendees of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City after Jummah for a peaceful show of support to demonstrate solidarity with American Muslims. Community members are encouraged to bring signs with the #HateFreeOKC message.

This is the second #HateFreeOKC event to take place in the metro area since CAIR-OK launched this initiative to promote building bridges of peace and understanding and combat messages of hate.

SEE: '#HateFreeOKC' panel, crowd discuss concerns about bigotry in Oklahoma

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-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com; CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laziure, 405-430-9877, vlaizure@cair.com; CAIR-OK Operations Coordinator Anna Facci, 405-286-6009, afacci@cair.com

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