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CAIR-San Diego to Join Muslim Students in SDSU ‘Action Against Islamophobia’

websitelogo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/22/15) – On Monday, November 23, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will join the San Diego State University Muslim Student Association (SDSU-MSA) in their event “SDSU Action Against Islamophobia.â€

The SDSU-MSA is calling on the SDSU and greater San Diego community to rally against Islamphobia and bigotry and in defense of Muslim students and all those targeted by bias or discrimination. This event comes in response to the recent assault that allegedly occurred at the San Diego State University campus in which a female Muslim student was attacked, hate statements were made and her headscarf (hijab) was pulled off.

“This attack is a direct result of the growing anti-Muslim rhetoric that has become prevalent in the United States and we are calling to end this trend,†said SDSU-MSA President Ahmed Buzeriba.

SEE: Attack on Muslim student wearing headscarf called hate crime

WHAT: SDSU Action Against Islamophobia

WHERE:  SDSU, Hepner Hall (5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182)

WHEN: Monday, November 23, 12:30 PM PST

WHO:  SDSU Students and people of conscious from greater San Diego community

CONTACT: CAIR-SD Executive Director 858-774-9991, hmohebi@cair.com

Rally participants will gather at Hepner Hall at 12:30 and march toward the Union, where we will have statements and speakers to address how to respond to this and other Islamaphobic acts.

CAIR: A Running List of Shameful Islamophobic Acts Since the Paris Attacks    

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.

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