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CAIR-St. Louis Stands with African-American Christians After 7 Church Arsons

websitelogo(ST. LOUIS, MO., 10/22/15) – The St. Louis Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) today expressed solidarity with the Christian community following a string of seven arson attacks on area churches in predominately African-American areas.

SEE: Arson Suspected at Seven St. Louis Area Churches (Washington Post)

“Whenever a house of worship is targeted in this manner, Americans of all faiths should feel the spiritual injury and stand with those under attack,†said CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed.

He said CAIR is offering to send its publication, “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety,” to leaders of houses of worship of all faiths.

That booklet, which was published in response to previous attacks on American Muslim institutions, contains safety information applicable to any institution and may be requested through CAIR's website:http://www.cair.com/mosque-safety-guide.html

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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CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-330-2946, 636-207-8882, fsyed@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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