The Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, announced today
that it has opened a new chapter in Connecticut (CAIR-CT).
CAIR’s office in New London, Conn., will assist the local Muslim community
in dealing with issues relating to political participation, civil rights
and interfaith dialogue. CAIR-CT is the first chapter established in that
state. It joins 28 other regional offices and chapters that the
Washington-based group has nationwide and in Canada.
“Like other chapters around the country, we will carry out CAIR’s vision of
becoming be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding,” said
CAIR-CT Executive Director Badr Malik.
“To realize that vision, we will seek to fulfill CAIR’s mission of
enhancing understanding of Islam, encouraging dialogue, protecting civil
liberties, empowering American Muslims, and building coalitions that
promote justice and mutual understanding,” said Malik.
“CAIR’s growth nationwide is an indication of the tremendous support we
have received from the American Muslim community,” said CAIR Board Chairman
Omar Ahmad. “We appreciate that support and will do all we can to live up
to our community’s high expectations.”
Ahmad added that CAIR plans to open other offices around the country in the
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