(ST. LOUIS, MO, 3/10/16) â€“ On Friday, March 11, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) will hand out free doughnuts and information about Islam outside a rally tomorrow in that city by leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
WHAT: Love the Trump Away
WHEN: Friday March 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Across the Street from the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946, email@example.com
St. Louis Muslims will join peoples of all faiths and backgrounds to hand out free doughnuts, coffee and information to Trump supporters attending tomorrowâ€™s rally. CAIR-St. Louis will setup two tables across the street from where Trump supporters will rally in order to challenge growing hatred and bigotry with kindness and love.
â€œOur goal is to smoother them with kindness,â€ said CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed. â€œIslam teaches us to not counter hate with hate, but with love. We hope that many of Trumpâ€™s supporters will come over talk to us, learn about American Muslims, and see that we are all Americans.â€
Today in Washington, D.C., representatives CAIR joined other leaders of the American Muslim community at a news conference on Capitol Hill to demand that leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump apologize for his latest Islamophobic claim that â€œIslam hates us.â€
Last night, Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper: “I think Islam hates us.â€ “We have to get to the bottom of it,” Trump said. “There is an unbelievable hatred of us â€” anybody.”
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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