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CAIR-Oregon Calls on Congressional Delegation to Speak Out Against Israel’s Massacre of Palestinians

(PORTLAND, OR, 5/15/2018) – The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) today called on Oregon’s congressional delegation to condemn Israel’s massacre of Palestinian civilians.

In a statement, CAIR-Oregon Board Chair Zakir Khan said:

“How many Palestinian civilians need to die before our elected officials speak out? 100? 1000? When will our politicians recognize the humanity of the Palestinian people? Just a few days ago, politicians from across Oregon gathered to support the Muslim community. Has that support eroded in under a week? We call on all Oregonians to join us in the streets today to protest the oppression being perpetrated by the Israeli military against the Palestinian people.”


Nakba Day, May 15, at Senator Merkley’s Office – 3:30-5:45 p.m.

Nakba Day March begins at 5 p.m. at Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center

Stand Up For Gaza: Nakba Day Protest – Benton County Courthouse 5-6 p.m.

Yesterday, CAIR’s national office condemned the Israeli massacre of dozens of Palestinian civilians protesting both the move of the United States embassy to Jerusalem and the anniversary of the ethnic cleansing from their homes in Palestine.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Israeli Massacre of Palestinian Civilians Protesting Embassy Move to Jerusalem

 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: Zakir Khan, CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson,, 626-502-8450; CAIR-Oregon Board Member Seemab Hussaini,, 310-948-2040


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