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CAIR-San Diego: ‘Forum on Religious Freedom’ to Hold First Forum on Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

CAIR logo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 2/3/17) – On Friday, February 3, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR San Diego), ACLU San Diego and Alliance San Diego will hold the first Forum on the newly-created coalition to stand up against bigotry and Islamophobia “Forum on Religious Freedom” to educate members of the community on what the (Muslim Ban) Executive Order means to their Family and Friends.

WHAT: ”˜Forum on Religious Freedom’ holds first Forum in Response to the ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order in order to educate community members on what it means to their family and friends.

WHEN: Friday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: 7050 Eckstrom Ave, San Diego, CA 92111 in the Multi Purpose Room

CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991,hmohebi@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

The objective of the Forum on Religious Freedom is to create a broad coalition and unite a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to challenging Islamophobia and the systematic attempt to marginalize the American Muslim community.

This effort is a direct result of the growing anti-Muslim atmosphere and the groundswell of support from organizations and fellow citizens in defense of the civil rights of American Muslims. At the Forum, CAIR San Diego will also share a list of community organizations that have already committed to joining this effort.

“We hope this forum will help educate community members on how this ”˜Muslim Ban” Executive Order will adversely affect them,” said CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. “We also urge community organizations, educational institutions, local government bodies, responsible corporations, and all people of conscience, to take a stand against this attempt to normalize Islamophobia by join this coalition.”

CAIR San Diego is also asking Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated to contact local police and CAIR San Diego’s Civil Rights Department at 858-278-4547 or by filing a report at:  https://ca.cair.com/sandiego/what-we-do/civil-rights/report-an-incident/

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, 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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CONTACT: CAIR Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991,hmohebi@cair.com;

CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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