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CAIR to Host DC Press Conference Marking 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, Detail Results of Nationwide American Muslim Survey 

Press conference to include remarks from a local Muslim family targeted by series of possibly bias-motivated incidents in lead-up to 9/11 anniversary 

(WASHINGTON, D.C, 9/9/2021) – On Friday, September 10, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, plans to host a press conference at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and to discuss the results of its nationwide survey of American Muslims about their perspectives and experiences over the past twenty years. 

At the news conference, a Maryland-based Muslim family that has reportedly been targeted for anti-Muslim bigotry in numerous incidents in the lead-up to the anniversary of 9/11, will discuss their experience and perspectives. CAIR will call on Maryland law enforcement authorities to investigate the incidents as possible hate crimes. 

WHAT: Press Conference Marking 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks, Calling for Maryland Hate Crime Probe 

WHEN: September 10, 2021, 11 AM ET 

WHERE: CAIR National Headquarters 453 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003 

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com     

Today, CAIR released a comprehensive report documenting and analyzing how the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks changed the American Muslim community over the past 20 years.  

The report includes the results of a CAIR survey of American Muslims showing that a majority of Muslims (69 percent) say they have “personally experienced one or more incidents of anti-Muslim bigotry or discrimination since 9/11.” 

READ THE CAIR SURVEY RESULTS EARLY:   

https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/911_survey_report_1.pdf

CAIR recently released a school resource document with tips and educational resources that teachers can use to teach about the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.    

READ CAIR’S SCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE    

https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/SchoolResourcesNew.pdf

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La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.        

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com 

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