CAIR publishes guide to Muslims in North America
On Monday, September 30, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, will hold a news conference in the nation’s capital to announce the publication of a first-of-its-kind guide to the North American Muslim community.
The 350-page book, called “The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada [Routledge],” is the first comprehensive analysis of the structural make-up of Muslim communities in both countries. It provides an in-depth look at the history of Islam on this continent, an introduction to Islamic institutions and an assessment of North American Muslims’ perception of themselves.
Along with an outline of the response of Muslim media outlets, charities and community support structures to the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, the book also offers an analysis of population statistics, immigration, participation in the political process, and a 127-page directory listing contact information for Muslim organizations in North America. (Charts from the book will be on display at the news conference.)
“The North American Muslim Resource Guide is an indispensable road-map for any reader who hopes to move past the boundary of ethnic and religious stereotypes to view the human face behind one of the fastest-growing and most vital populations in North America,” said Research Director Dr. Mohamed Nimer, the book’s author.
WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, September 30
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Office, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. (Near South Capitol Metro stop.)