(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/7/15) â€“ Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™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 â€œcalling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.â€
WHAT: CAIR Condemns Donald Trumpâ€™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,email@example.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 Jerseyâ€™s Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials in Jersey City, N.J., to condemn Trumpâ€™s false claim that Muslims in that state â€œcelebratedâ€ the 9/11 terror attacks.
Video: CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trumpâ€™s False 9/11 Claim
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