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CAIR-San Diego to Seek Accountability for Official’s Anti-Muslim Comments

CAIR logo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 2/28/17) – On Wednesday, March 1, the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR San Diego) and community members will gather at the Otay Water District Board meeting to hold Board Member

 Hector Gastelum accountable for the bigoted statements he has made toward the Muslim Community on Facebook and Twitter.

SEE: Water district official criticized for anti-Muslim comments on Twitter, Facebook http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/religion/sd-me-otay-Local official posts hurtful tweets about Muslims

http://www.10news.com/news/local-official-posts-hurtful-tweets-about-muslims

WHAT: CAIR-San Diego to Seek Accountability for Official’s Anti-Muslim Comments

WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Otay Water District Boardroom, District headquarters, 2554 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard, Spring Valley, CA.

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

“We ask all people of conscience to hold Hector Gastelum and similar hate-mongers accountable for their bigotry, hate and xenophobia,” said CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. “Such hate expressed by an elected official should not be tolerated.”

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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