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CAIR to Offer ‘Know Your Rights’ Workshop at Virginia Mosque

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/14/2017) – On Wednesday, August 16, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a “Know Your Rights and Responsibilities’ workshop at one of the largest mosques in Virginia.

CAIR’s free workshop, to be conducted by CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas at Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va., will cover issues such as an individual’s rights when interacting with law enforcement or the FBI, religious rights in the workplace, the rights of Muslim students, and the rights of Muslim travelers – with a special focus on the issue of “watchlisting.”

WHAT: CAIR ”˜Know Your Rights and Responsibilities’ Workshop at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Va.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, 3159 Row St, Falls Church, VA 22044

CONTACT: CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425,

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at:      

CAIR recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here:    

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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