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CAIR-Texas to Join Interfaith and Community Leaders in Response to Rep. Biedermann’s Islamophobic ‘Survey’

CAIR logo(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 1/24/17) – On Thursday, January 26, the CAIR-TX chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas) will join interfaith and community leaders at a news conference in the State Capitol Building to address Rep. Kyle Biedermann’s Islamophobic “survey†sent to mosque leaders and Muslim student associations throughout Texas.

WHAT: CAIR-TX Chapters Joins Interfaith News Conference on Islamophobic ‘Survey’

WHEN: Thursday Jan 26, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: State Capitol Building, room 2W.6

CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528,

Biedermann’s survey asked what many believe were leading and intimidating questions designed to intimidate and limit Muslim civic participation ahead of CAIR Texas Muslim Capitol Day.

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“It’s reminiscent of intimidating tactics used by Joseph McCarthy,†said Ahmed Zamer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADC.

CAIR’s Texas Muslim Capitol Day is designed to bring Muslims to the Capitol to learn about the political process and to meet lawmakers.

 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-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, shusain@cair.com; CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 832-549-1042, mcarroll@cair.com; CAIR-Houston Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah, rnasrullah@cair.com; CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem, 817-538-8269, asalem@cair.com; CAIR-Austin, 512-640-9421, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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