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CAIR-San Antonio to Co-Sponsor March Against Burma’s Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 9/22/17) — On Sunday, September 24, the San Antonio chapter of Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SA), Jews for Peace, Burmese Rohingya Muslim Community of San Antonio, and Mustafa Grocers will hold a March against the Burmese government’s ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. 

WHAT: Rally Against Rohingya Muslim Genocide

WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 1-3 PM

WHERE: Milam Park, 500 West Commerce, San Antonio 78207

CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, shusain@cair.com

Over the past several weeks, Burmese soldiers have traveled from village to village in Rahkine State, committing mass murder, rape and arson along the way. Survivors, bystanders, and even perpetrators have posted video footage online showing Rohingya men, women and children being beaten to death, dismembered, and burned alive, among other acts of brutality.

“The deafening silence from world leaders needs a response from the citizens of the world. The violence and persecution faced by the Rohingya in Myanmar must be addressed by all nations and leaders,” said Sarwat Husain, President of CAIR-SA

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.

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