(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/23/17) â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed support forÂ #IMarchWithLinda,Â an online campaign to push back against Islamophobes and other bigots who are attacking Linda Sarsour, a Muslim activist who was a key organizer of Saturdayâ€™s Womenâ€™s March on Washington. Linda SarsourÂ also serves as the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and is the founder of MPower Change.Â [NOTE: #IMarchWithLinda is now trending on Twitter.]
CAIR, the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said an apparently organized smear campaign has been launched online targeting Sarsour.
â€œWe call on all Americans who support civil rights and religious freedom to utilize #IMarchWithLinda and push back against the Islamophobes and other haters targeting Linda Sarsour and the widely-successful Womenâ€™s March on Washington,â€ said CAIR National Board Chair Roula Allouch.
Allouch noted that Zahra Billoo, the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), also spoke at the Womenâ€™s March on Washington.
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The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is a national partner of the Women's March on Washington.
CAIR is Americaâ€™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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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