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CAIR to Condemn Donald Trump’s Call to Ban All Muslims from U.S.

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/7/15) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to condemn a policy statement by leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.â€

SEE: Donald Trump Calls for ‘Total and Complete Shutdown’ of Muslims Entering U.S.

WHAT: CAIR Condemns Donald Trump’s Call to Ban Muslims from Entering the U.S.

WHEN: Monday, December 7, 7 p.m.

WHERE: CAIR Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,ihooper@cair.com

News conference participants will also speak out against rising Islamophobia in America, exacerbated by inaccurate and inflammatory statements by public figures like Trump, Ben Carson and others, which has led to an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino terror attacks.

Trump has in the recent past advocated the closure of American mosques and recommended special IDs and databases for American Muslims.

CAIR recently joined leaders of New Jersey’s Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials in Jersey City, N.J., to condemn Trump’s false claim that Muslims in that state “celebrated†the 9/11 terror attacks.

Video: CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

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