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CAIR to Announce Lawsuit Challenging Okla. Anti-Islam Amendment

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CAIR to Announce Lawsuit Challenging Okla. Anti-Islam Amendment

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 11/3/2010) — On Thursday, November 4, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a news conference with religious and civil rights leaders in the State Capitol Building to announce the filing of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an anti-Islam ballot measure (State Question 755) passed in yesterday’s election. The measure amends the state constitution to forbid judges from considering Islamic law or international law when making a ruling.
WHAT: CAIR-OK News Conference to Announce Legal Challenge to Anti-Islam Ballot Measure
WHEN: Thursday November 4, 2010, 2 p.m.
WHERE: State Capitol Building, 2nd Floor in the Press Room
CONTACT: CAIR-Oklahoma Executive Director Muneer Awad, 405-248-5853, E-Mail: mawad@cair.com
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America’s Sharia Hysteria (Daily Beast)
What Is Shariah and Why Does It Matter? (Huffington Post)

Speakers at the news conference will include:

  • Muneer Awad — Executive Director, CAIR-OK
  • Chuck Thornton — Deputy Director, ACLU-Oklahoma
  • Imad Enchassi — Imam, Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC)
  • Nathaniel Batchelder — Director, Central Oklahoma Human RightsAssociation (COHRA)

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-Oklahoma Executive Director Muneer Awad, 405-248-5853, E-Mail: mawad@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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