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CAIR: Texas Muslims to Launch Billboard Campaign Against Islamophobia

(HOUSTON, TX, 6/9/11) — On Friday, June 10, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Texas (CAIR-Houston) will hold a news conference to launch a billboard campaign designed to help challenge growing anti-Muslim sentiment in American society.
The launch of the CAIR-Houston “Peace and Unity” campaign will take place under a billboard depicting diverse representatives of the state’s Muslim community, with the headline “Proud Americans, Proud Texans, Proud Muslims.” Other billboards in the CAIR-Houston campaign will stress interfaith understanding.

WHAT: CAIR-Houston ‘Peace and Unity’ Billboard Launch
WHEN: Friday, June 10, 10 a.m.
WHERE: 6003 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas (CAIR’s news conference will be held in the parking lot of Barry’s Pizza.)
CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 832-549-1042, 713-838-2247, E-Mail: mcarroll@cair.com
“This pro-active campaign is designed to promote mutual understanding and to highlight the contributions of American Muslims to our society,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll.
Carroll noted that there have been a number of recent bias incidents targeting Muslims in Texas and around the nation.
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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-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 832-549-1042, 713-838-2247, E-Mail: mcarroll@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, or 202-488-8787, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

 

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