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CAIR-Oregon, Community Groups to Hold Rally in Support of Rohingya Muslims

(PORTLAND, OR, 9/22/17) — On Sunday, September 24, the Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) and a coalition of community organizations will hold a rally to educate, raise awareness and provide calls to action to end the ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

What: Rally to Stop Rohingya Genocide When: Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Who: Council on American-Islamic Relations – Oregon, Oregon United for Rohingya, Islamic Society of Greater Portland, Bilal Mosque Association, Bosniaks Education and Cultural Organization, Ainsworth United Church for Christ, Pacific University Center for Peace and Solidarity, Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Portland Refugee Support Group, Human Rights Council of Washington County, Oregon Center for Christian Voices.


Contact: Zakir Khan, 626-502-8450,; Seemab Hussaini, 971-361-9944,

“We are deeply concerned about the ethnic cleansing that is happening in Burma and urge all Oregonians to come together to support the Rohingya community. Oregon is home to many Rohingya families who faced persecution in Burma. We need to show our Rohingya community that we have love for them and their families by participating in this event,” said CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan.

CAIR recently issued an action alert urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to take part in the following actions to increase American and international pressure on the Burmese government.

SEE: CAIR Action Alert: What You Can Do to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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