(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/23/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, this week spoke at an online international conference hosted by European Muslim Forum to discuss how Muslims in the region and elsewhere are working to address racism, the global COVID-19 pandemic, and other ongoing crises.
Participants included Muslim scholars, activists and religious leaders from various European nations, along with guest appearances by Malaysian political leader Anwar Ibrahim, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, and former Bosnian president and current legislator Bakir Izetbegović.
“We thank the European Muslim community for bringing a diverse collection of global thought leaders together to discuss how the Muslim community is working to positively address racism, the pandemic, and other ongoing challenges that cross borders and cultures,” said CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell.
During the conference, Mitchell spoke about the Muslim American community’s efforts to respond to multiple ongoing and interconnected events in the United States, including a national reckoning over racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the upcoming presidential election.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
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